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Mining Engineer - Stockton Mine

About Us

Bathurst Resources Ltd currently operates Stockton Opencast Mine which is located close to the coast on a plateau in the Buller coalfield, 35 km north of Westport. This is one of New Zealand's largest mines with a long history of coal production and produces high value coal for export to the world's leading steel makers.

Situated in the heart of the Buller region our employees enjoy a balance of work and leisure with local pursuits including a variety of water sports, mountain-biking, tramping, fishing, community activities and much more. 

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, this role undertakes planning and monitoring of the Stockton Opencast Technical practices to ensure production objectives are met. Further investigate opportunities and develop new projects to achieve optimal utilization and maximum value from the Stockton coal resources and to extend the economic life of mine. 

The successful candidate will ideally have recent experience in a similar position and be looking for an opportunity to join a progressive team to develop their skills and experience.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification relevant to the mining industry
  • At least 3 – 5 years opencast experience as a mining engineer preferably in a coal operation
  • Significant demonstrated experience in planning and scheduling
  • Desire to support continuous improvement
  • Vulcan skills would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The Technical Services Team is a department with a variety of on-going tasks, focused on the planning and development of the open cast coal mine.

Culture & Benefits

We are in an ideal position to support and develop careers for those looking to work in an exciting part of New Zealand's natural resources sector. In return we offer you an overriding commitment to safety and zero harm, a supportive work environment, a residential lifestyle (5/2) and a competitive remuneration package.

This role is located in Westport on the West Coast of the South Island and the successful candidate will be required to relocate to this beautiful part of New Zealand. Working and living on "the coast" offers a unique lifestyle. The spectacular native forests, mountain rivers, lakes and seacoast offer outstanding recreational opportunities such as fishing, skiing, tramping, kayaking and mountain biking.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please email a copy of your resume including a cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz

Applications close: 22 August 2021

Please note successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and a pre-employment medical.

You will need to have a valid working visa or be a New Zealand resident/citizen and (due to the current Covid19 travel restrictions) you must be located in New Zealand to be successful in applying for this role.