Innovation Specialist

About Barminco:Barminco is part of the Perenti Group, an ASX 200 company and Australia's second largest integrated mining services provider.  We are a global leader in hard rock underground mining and we operate in Australia, India and across Africa in Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania and Burkina Faso.  New projects will see Barminco and AUMS grow to over 4,000 employees in 2019.Our values of Safety, Integrity and Excellence are the cornerstone of everything we do. Our purpose is to create value for mine owners and we are absolutely focused on delivering for our customers. Our vision is to be the world's leading hard rock underground mining services provider.Our capability is critical to our success - we are looking for people who are talented, share our core values and are as committed to creating value for our clients as we are.The Opportunity:We are experiencing significant growth in our Australian and global operations and are  seeking an Innovation Specialist to identify, and champion initiatives brought forward by the Barminco workforce with the focus on improving and redesigning core operational tasks to create a safer and more productive work environment for our employees. This role is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified Engineer with underground experience  to join one of Australian’s most innovative mining services companies to drive the application of technology in the underground mining environment.Reporting to the Group Manager Innovations & Technology, the Innovation Specialist will spend significant time across Barminco’s site both in Australia, and offshore, working closely with all levels and stakeholders across Barminco. Duties and Responsibilities: Promote innovation to support core mining tasks through activities that test, pilot and implement innovative conceptsScout unusual and high impact ideas and opportunities linking these with technological solutions driving improvements end solving operational challenges.Shepherd ideas from ideation through to implementation, ideally scaling a concept to promote best practice in underground miningRoll out and analyze the effectiveness of initiatives that leverage technologyUse social innovation to foster an environment for ideation, prototyping and production.Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, to effectively plan resources and leverage the strengths of both operational and supporting departments while implementing proposed initiativesConsider commercial implications in all proposed innovationsSkills, Experience & Attributes:Bachelor degree in EngineeringUnderground Mining ExperienceAnalytical, strategic and strong problem-solving skillsConfident dealing with senior stakeholders and employees at every level within the organizationCredibility in working with and influencing a front line operational workforceFlexible and collaborative with the ability to work in a fast-paced environmentCommercially focused and a strategic thinkerPositive, collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues, and have strong influencing skillsIf you possess the skills, experience and ambition to be part of the Barminco team, and have a genuine passion for the application of technology in the mining workplace, we encourage your interest and look forward to receiving your application. 120000 AUD Australia - WA Perth Eastern Suburbs Hazelmere 6055
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Innovation Specialist

  • Perth based with national & international site travel
  • International Leader in Hard Rock Mining
  • Strategic role, tying technology to innovation to winning culture

About Barminco:

Barminco is part of the Perenti Group, an ASX 200 company and Australia's second largest integrated mining services provider.  We are a global leader in hard rock underground mining and we operate in Australia, India and across Africa in Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania and Burkina Faso.  New projects will see Barminco and AUMS grow to over 4,000 employees in 2019.

Our values of Safety, Integrity and Excellence are the cornerstone of everything we do. Our purpose is to create value for mine owners and we are absolutely focused on delivering for our customers. Our vision is to be the world's leading hard rock underground mining services provider.

Our capability is critical to our success - we are looking for people who are talented, share our core values and are as committed to creating value for our clients as we are.

The Opportunity:

We are experiencing significant growth in our Australian and global operations and are  seeking an Innovation Specialist to identify, and champion initiatives brought forward by the Barminco workforce with the focus on improving and redesigning core operational tasks to create a safer and more productive work environment for our employees. This role is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified Engineer with underground experience  to join one of Australian’s most innovative mining services companies to drive the application of technology in the underground mining environment.

Reporting to the Group Manager Innovations & Technology, the Innovation Specialist will spend significant time across Barminco’s site both in Australia, and offshore, working closely with all levels and stakeholders across Barminco.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Promote innovation to support core mining tasks through activities that test, pilot and implement innovative concepts
  • Scout unusual and high impact ideas and opportunities linking these with technological solutions driving improvements end solving operational challenges.
  • Shepherd ideas from ideation through to implementation, ideally scaling a concept to promote best practice in underground mining
  • Roll out and analyze the effectiveness of initiatives that leverage technology
  • Use social innovation to foster an environment for ideation, prototyping and production.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships, to effectively plan resources and leverage the strengths of both operational and supporting departments while implementing proposed initiatives
  • Consider commercial implications in all proposed innovations

Skills, Experience & Attributes:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering
  • Underground Mining Experience
  • Analytical, strategic and strong problem-solving skills
  • Confident dealing with senior stakeholders and employees at every level within the organization
  • Credibility in working with and influencing a front line operational workforce
  • Flexible and collaborative with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commercially focused and a strategic thinker
  • Positive, collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues, and have strong influencing skills

If you possess the skills, experience and ambition to be part of the Barminco team, and have a genuine passion for the application of technology in the mining workplace, we encourage your interest and look forward to receiving your application.

Your interest and experience can be expressed by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.

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