Orica Mining Opportunities

Orica is a truly global company, with operations in over 50 countries and customers in more than 100. Safety underpins everything, technology and innovation drives excellence and a diverse culture promotes each employee being able to shape their career.

Chandler Macleod is one of Australia’s largest providers of HR services, with more than 30 offices in Australia, NZ, Hong Kong and Singapore. Founded more than 60 years ago, and like Orica, we offer the very best in what we do.

Coming together we offer a large number of trainee and experienced Mine & Blast operators roles nationally with intakes occurring most months. We provide a structured on-boarding process to ensure all our new starters are provided with the materials about Orica, the strategic direction, and ways of working. It is integral to our ongoing success that each employee understands our strategy, and where we want to be as an organisation.

We invite you to explore more and if you think you’re able to meet the requirements, we welcome you to apply today.

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Orica operates on a large number of mining sites in regional and remote locations. Through digital and automated technologies, Orica continues to transform the drill and blast process to increase safety and productivity in mining.

Every day we embrace new ways of thinking and work closely together to deliver innovative technologies. The services provided by Orica will vary for each mine site and may change over time.

The following roles:

  • Trainee MCU Operator

  • Trainee MMU Operator

  • Magazine Keeper

  • Shotfirer

  • Blast Crew

  • MMU Operator

  • MCU Operator

  • Shotfirer / Surveyor

  • Technician – Field Support

  • Fitters

  • Auto Electricians

  • Hypercharge Operators

  • Technician on Bench (MMU/Shotfirer)

  • Bench Assistant

  • RCP Operator

  • Sprint Operator

* Positions may be on a Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) basis or Residential.

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Further information

For most roles, we look for the following essential requirements, but as each role (in each state) may differ we ask you to closely review the minimum requirements.

  • A manual Heavy Rigid Vehicle Licence

  • Must be able to obtain a Dangerous goods license and security card

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • Proven experience within a mechanical environment or a similar industry preferred

  • The ability to work autonomously and be part of a high performing team

Orica believes that career development is critical, maximising the level of satisfaction employees gain from their work, ultimately contributing to a more committed, motivated and productive workforce.

If you are interested to see current Graduate opportunities, please visit our Graduate page.

If you are a current Orica employee, please click here to view and apply via our internal careers page.

Some of the work may see successful employees gain experience in some of Orica’s subsidiaries, like Minova. We welcome you to apply for these On Bench roles with us too.

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