Mine Planning Engineer

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Abra Mining

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Mine Planning Engineer

Job ID: 11038
Job Views: 17
Location: Meekatharra
Post Code: 6642
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 08/05/2024


Abra Mining Pty Limited (Administrator’s Appointed) is seeking a Mine Planning Engineer for a full time position with the company based at our project Abra Mine in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The project site lies between the towns of Newman and Meekatharra.

The Abra base metals project is an underground lead-silver mine in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The project site lies between the towns of Newman and Meekatharra.

The Abra Deposit was discovered in 1981, it is hosted within the meta sediments from the Edmund Basin in the Gascoyne Region of WA.  The deposit is an unconventional sedimentary hosted lead and silver deposit with a stratiform lead and silver mineralisation forming the “Apron domain” and a sub-vertical breccia vein mineralisation domain forming the “Core domain”. Significant upside occurs with the potential extension of the lead and silver mineralisation to all directions and at the with copper and gold mineralisation potential.

Now in the Production phase, the operation has a projected 13-year mine life producing a high-value, high-grade lead-silver concentrate containing approximately 95kt of lead and 805koz of silver per year after ramp-up.

Job Requirements:

This is an exciting time to join Abra as we enter into our second year of production. Reporting to the Underground Manager you will be responsible for delivering the detailed mine planning & designs required to meet the 12 month mine plan to maximise the NPV of the underground operation, and ensuring that the highest technical and safety standards are maintained.
Other key duties of the position include:
Key duties of the position include:

  • Update physicals and status changes from final designs into mine Schedule
  • Ensure Stope reconciliations are completed and report provided
  • Ensure mine design MWI’s are designed, approved and distributed as per the schedule to meet the monthly plan and for 12 month forecasting purposes.
  • Provide monthly plan data and required tasks to project and production staff
  • Work with Ventilation Officer in the development of Ventilation circuits for stope design.
  • Work with the Engineering team on the development of stope shapes and sequence.
  • Produce preliminary, conceptual and final designs on new ore bodies and/or new areas.

About You

You will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum 3 year’s mining experience
  • Engineering software skills and knowledge
  • Deswik skills and knowledge highly desirable
  • Experience with completion of level designs and monthly/quarterly scheduling
  • Experience in economic assessments inclusive of development and infrastructure
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian driver’s license
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate and/or WA underground Supervisors Certificate will be considered favourably.


  • FIFO 8:6 roster ex Perth, or DIDO from regional centres
  • Short, direct flight from Perth to Site
  • New camp, with a sport facilities and a fully equipped gym
  • Work alongside a collaborative inclusive team
  • EAP support provided
  • Projected 13-year mine life

How to Apply:

If you are ready to be part of the Abra Mine and be part of one of the mining pioneers in the Edmund Basin, APPLY NOW! Indicate your interest by submitting a cover letter with your resume via the “apply” button.

Unsolicited and Agency referrals are not being accepted at this point in time.

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