Tailings Dam Operator

Opportunities in Tonnes

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM) is currently seeking a Tailings Dam Operator to join the Tailings and Water Department at the Superpit operation in Kalgoorlie.

This residential opportunity is set on a 5:2 Roster, working 10 hour days.

This position is responsible for ensuring Tailing Dams are operated and maintained in accordance with KCGM’s environmental and safety standards. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates with previous tailings experience or some general operating experience wanting to take the next step with their career.

Key Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Control the deposition of tailings in accordance with operating procedures, and meets all specifications
  • Maintain tailings freeboard levels to ensure water levels do not exceed specifications limits.
  • Complete decanting as required and meet all environmental requirements.
  • Complete tailings line decoupling and re-coupling associated with wall lifts to ensure they are maintained to adhere to operational and safety standards.
  • Maintain the condition of all roads, ramps and bunding to set safety standards, in the area around the Tailings Dam.

About KCGM - Locally Owned and Operated

Proudly Western Australian owned, KCGM has been successfully operating the iconic Super Pit and Mt Charlotte underground mine for over 30 years. Our enviable success and global profile in the world’s richest square mile is surpassed only by our exciting future, with a number of significant growth opportunities in our open pit, underground and processing operations.


  • Minimum of one year working experience in an industrial/labour intensive working environment
  • Ability to work autonomously in a predominantly outdoors environment
  • High risk Work License highly regarded - Fork Lift, Backhoe, EWP
  • Attention to detail and observation skills
  • Good practical mechanical ability
  • Strong safety ethic
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must reside within the Goldfields region
  • National Police Clearance – valid within the last twelve (12) months
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian Manual “C” Class Drivers License
  • Current Western Australian "HR" drivers license preferred


Why work for us?

With a strong connection to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community, KCGM offers you unparalleled opportunities to forge a career in the resource industry whilst enjoying the relative ease of living in a thriving regional city. Your dynamic, actioned-oriented days at KCGM will be immediately replaced by the comforts of home, friends and family just minutes from work, with all the facilities you would expect in larger metropolitan centres.

KCGM encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. We offer competitive salary packages. Joining the KCGM team also means you are eligible for our industry leading Parental Leave entitlements, and Reward and Recognition programs.