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Specialist Process Modeling | Perth Based

  • Perth Full Time - Permanent
  • Closes in 6 days a
    Published on 9 Jan 2019
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  • Job no: 39973
  • Categories: Technical Services
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture
  • Perth Based

    Outstanding opportunity to work with a high performing iron ore business


Roy Hill represents the next generation of integrated iron ore mine, rail and port ­­­operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Situated approximately 340 kilometres south east of Port Hedland, our world-class operation is the only independent iron ore business with West Australian majority ownership. With a defined mineralisation of more than 2.4 billion tonnes of high grade iron ore, enough to sustain a mine life of more than 20 years, Roy Hill is introducing a new wave of innovation, technology and knowledge to Australia’s iron ore industry.


‘The Real Us’

The Roy Hill mine is the largest single-pit iron ore mine in Australia and has an initial mine life of 17 years, with a likely extension beyond that of 12 years. Roy Hill is an owner operator, conventional open pit, drill and blast, truck and excavator bulk mining operation.


Our Technical Services leadership team is now seeking a Specialist Process Modelling to join the team.


This is a senior technical position in the Roy Hill operation for Technical Services.  This role will support Roy Hill to meet its business targets through providing expert technical support to the Technical Services, Mine Processing and Port teams.

The purpose of this role is to develop process and metallurgical models for simulations which will be used as an important tool for internal optimisation projects, expansion projects and other investigative opportunities.


Accountabilities will include: -

  • Lead the development of process and metallurgical models that reflect in detail the current operation
  • Liaise with other work groups to ensure positive outcomes of the model across the business
  • Critically analyse and review databases to provide key inputs to shape model development
  • Translate metallurgical processes, business activities, & logistics processes into mathematical equations and/or computer models
  • Develop semi-dynamic, then dynamic models that integrate and simulate Geometallurgical inputs
  • Use a variety of analytical & computational techniques to find optimal solutions
  • Be the technical interface between operations, study managers and technical marketing and engineering with the ability to delve into the technical details and translate into business outcomes
  • Evaluate new technologies and lead innovation initiatives
  • Provide modelling assistance on all related major projects and be a key resource for operations and internal business groups seeking technical support


 ‘The Real You’

For you to achieve outstanding results in this position, you will be an experienced Process Modelling Specialist along with the following: -

  • Degree in Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in process modelling and flowsheet development within the mining industry
  • Experience with incorporation of large metallurgical testwork data into mass and chemistry balances utilising process modelling software
  • Experience in iron ore unit operations & the mathematical models, and metallurgical tests used to represent them
  • Be the technical interface between operations, study managers and technical marketing and engineering with the ability to delve into the technical details and translate into business outcomes
  • The ability to communicate complex technical concepts to business owners, key stakeholders, peers and other audiences
  • Strong skills using software applications such as Visio, Excel, Word & PowerPoint


‘The Real Offer’

Our people are the driving force behind the growth of the business and our success. We are committed to attracting and retaining people who have the right mix of skills, knowledge, leadership and motivation to operate one of Australia’s largest and most innovative integrated iron ore mining, rail and port operations.


Roy Hill offers rewarding careers, generous benefits, and a unique opportunity to join a dynamic workplace where collaboration, innovation, agility and personal leadership empowers you to perform at your best.


Roy Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages indigenous Australians and females to apply. We promote cultural diversity, gender equality and non- discrimination. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work permanently in Australia.


Please note that unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

  • Closes in 6 days - 27 Jan 2019
  • Published on 09 Jan 2019, 12:54 AM

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