Alternate Underground Mining Manager :

Date:  04-Aug-2022

Granny Smith - Laverton, WA, AU

Company:  Gold Fields Group Services (Pty) Ltd
Job Req ID:  62507

Role Details

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking an Alternate Unit Manager: Underground Mining to join their Underground Mining Team at Granny Smith Gold Mine.

Reporting to the Manager: Mining, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating all facets of the underground operations to meet all safety, production, and cost targets, whilst ensuring that all mining and planning activities support and are driven by the short, medium, and long term needs of the mine and fully aligned with the strategic goals and objectives of the business unit, GFiA, and GFL.

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture, and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role is offered on an 8 day on 6 days off roster and is Fly in Fly out from Perth.


Key responsibilities will include;

  • Always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of GFA and ensures that the Vital Behaviours are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met per the WA Mines Act & Regulations;
  • Ensure all reporting and actions in relation to safety and environmental incidents is completed within appropriate deadlines;
  • Manage and oversee the safe production and development activities of the mine, taking into consideration the long term requirements of the mine as well as responding to the daily requirements, in order to achieve the budget;
  • Monitor development, stoping and mining projects progress against monthly and Quarterly targets;
  • Maximise mined recovery and minimise dilution in stoping activities;
  • Provide input into mine planning, projects, ventilation, survey, and geotechnical requirements of the mine to ensure safe production;
  • Oversee mine schedules of all mining activities in order to create accurate forecasts and budgets to achieve the mine budget;
  • Provide input to mine technical studies covering the Life of Mine;
  • Develop continuous improvement targets and drive and measure achievement of these targets;
  • Ensure that the development schedule is matched to the production requirements;

Key factors to your success include;

  • Recognised Tertiary Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)
  • WA First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency in WA
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in an underground mining environment with experience in large-scale mechanized, owner operator long hole stoping, and room & pillar mining.
  • Proven senior/supervisory operational role with proven experience in utilizing your WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership, managing training/development, career progression, and performance management of personnel.
  • Proficiency with mining software (Deswik, Vulcan, EPS, Ventsim)
  • Strong technical background with experience in underground mine planning, ventilation, geotechnical, capital justifications, and budgeting.


Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to:


Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment. We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander candidates.