Underground Mine Control Systems Engineer

Underground Mine Control Systems Engineer

  • OceanaGold
  • Full Time
  • Location: Kershaw, SC

About the company

OceanaGold is hiring a new Underground Mine Control Systems Engineer to work in their Kershaw, SC location.

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. For more than 31 years, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities, and strong returns for our shareholders.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,500 people.


 Integration of the Mine Control with Underground Operations

  • Operate and improve control, coordination, and communication systems for the integration of the Mine Control into the underground mining operations, infrastructure, and emergency response
  • Oversee the provision of current information to the workforce.
  • Utilize current systems for the collection of mining physicals and equipment utilization data and incorporate in reporting.

Manning of Mine Control and Monitoring of Production Database

  • Oversee the manning of the Mine Control.
  • Monitoring of the tracking and production databases.
  • Identify trends in daily physical metrics and productivity rates.

Short Term Interval Control of Underground personnel & equipment to achieve the Mine Schedule

  • Utilization of systems to effectively assess real time variations to the Mine Schedule.
  • Through assessment of variances, adjust the Daily Plan to best achieve the Mine Schedule
  • Co-ordination with UG Shift Supervisor to action the adjusted Daily Plan.

Monitoring of Underground Fixed Plant Installation and Escalation of Alarms

  • Oversee the monitoring of mine conditions and fixed plant installations for alarms or action triggers as per TARPs.

Review and Monitoring of Equipment Utilization, Mining Physicals and Asset Management

  • Monitoring and review of equipment utilization, mining physicals and asset management measures for issuance of underground shift reports.
  • Data input, review, and issuance of shift reports.

Engineer & Execute underground work

  • Engineer the execution of work underground utilizing task planning, work allocation and shift scheduling tools and working relationships to safely achieve mining physicals.


  • Prepare weekly / monthly reports on all projects and communicate to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Design and implement value adding reporting systems.
  • Actively look for opportunities to implement cost savings without effecting safety, schedule, or quality.

Other reasonable duties as required by the immediate supervisor or Department Manager


  • Ability to manage dispute resolution and issues effecting project delivery.
  • Strong results orientation and ability to consistently deliver against the plan.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative working style, building strong internal and external relationships.
  • Ability to work harmoniously in cross cultural environments.
  • Ability to engage external consultants and contractors.
  • Excellent planning, organizing and prioritization capabilities.
  • A motivated self-starter who can operate autonomously and is a natural leader.
  • Computer savvy, picks up on software quick
  • Knowledge of dispatching/ Short Interval Control software, i.e., Pitram, Deswik.OPS, Fewzion
  • Basic knowledge of mining cycle and activities
  • Knowledge of data databases and management
  • 3-5 years working in mining industry
  • Preferred time spent in operational role along with engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering
Key Competencies:
  • Quality Communication: Communicates regularly, both written and oral, in a wide range of forums to both operations and maintenance personnel
  • Project Management: Coaches/supports others to manage improvement projects – required to track project progress and report
  • Time Management: Able to pace own work. Able to work unsupervised. Capable of readjusting priorities when necessary.
  • Managing/Directing People: Adopts a ‘supervisory’ role for TEAM Coordinators and the PDM Technicians.
  • Team Member/Contributing to Team Success: Able to understand own role and how it contributes to the overall output and objectives of the business.
  • Driving/Facilitating Change: Identify opportunities for improvement and deliver through implementation and the management of any associated change.
  • Maintaining Work Standards: Creates/revises work standards.  Requires changes/improvement to work practices as an outcome of TEAM improvement projects.
  • Focus on Quality: Prepared to challenge the status quo.  Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.
Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear, and see.
  • Must be able to work shift work with 12-hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves, and any other protective equipment as required.

Open positions:

Apply for the open Underground Mine Control Systems Engineer position here.
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