Open Pit Mine Geologist

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Norton Gold Fields

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Open Pit Mine Geologist

Job ID: 11323
Job Views: 10
Location: Kalgoorlie
Post Code: 6430
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 14/05/2024


Location: Federal

Roster: 8:6(Residential Only)

Salary: Salary + Performance Bonus + Residential Allowance + Private Health Cover + Insurance Allowance + Gym Membership Discount + Other Benefits

Residential: Kalgoorlie/Boulder

This position is seeking for a highly motivated and disciplined Open Pit Mine Geologist to coordinate the day to day grade control duties across multiple pits.

About Norton Gold Fields

Norton Gold Fields is one of Australia’s largest domestic gold producers, with recent annual production of up to 200,000 ounces. The Company has a mining and processing complex in Western Australia’s world-class Kalgoorlie goldfield region, including a highly prospective tenement package of more than 1,000km² surrounding the 3.8Mtpa Paddington Mill.

In 2020, Norton invested in a new Binduli low-grade project 30km south-west of Norton’s Paddington Mill, intending to boost the production and extend the life of mine for more years to come. Norton strategy would see the mining of refractory ore sources for treatment at the Paddington Mill.  The plans also include the building a new operation centre to support its low-grade mining and ore treatment facilities, which is about 30-km south-west of Norton’s Paddington Mill.  This two-pronged strategy would create about 220 jobs from next year.

Job Requirements:


  • Undertake production duties to facilitate the optimal production and extraction of gold ore from the surface mining operations. This includes interaction with the geological team to ensure the accurate sampling, interpretation, communication, and documentation of geological and mining data in the dynamic mining environment.
  • Complete the timely and accurate collection of geological information to optimise metal extraction.
  • Manage all mediums of geological data to enable accurate integration into the mine planning process to optimise metal extraction and extend the life of the mine.
  • Undertake Project Work as defined by the Senior Mine Geologist, to enable the geology and Open Pit team to meet its KPI's.
  • Ensure that daily ore production data is accurately reported on time.
  • Assist in weekly production planning.
  • Ensure that open pit mapping is accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure production crews are optimally extracting ore to minimise dilution and ore loss.
  • Supervise OP grade control drilling and assist Pit-Technicians when required with hole delineation and sample collection.
  • Ensure proper and accurate creation of ore blocks before blasting and demarcation of ore after blasting.
  • Liaise with Engineers and Blast Supervisors to determine optimal blasting direction to minimise ore dilution.

Skills and Experience 

  • Relevant tertiary degree in Geology
  • Registered member of a professional geoscience organisation.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in production mining (preferably gold)
  • Experience with laser mark ups
  • Exposure to 3D Mining Software (Surpac or similar)
  • Experience with production tracking software
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current unrestricted WA C class licence


  • Salary + Performance Bonus + Residential Allowance + Private Health Cover + Insurance Allowance + Gym Membership Discount + Other Benefits
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing programs including
    • Discounted gym membership
    • EAP support
    • Family friendly roster

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