Process Technician - Tailings & Water

Date: 16 Jun 2024

Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, AU

Company: northernst

Process Technician – Tailings and Water




Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations in Western Australia and Alaska. With unparalleled pathways for advancement and avenues for personal growth, we stand as Australia’s premier gold employer. Your journey starts here.

At Northern Star, we live by our STARR Core Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results. These Values are not just words on paper; they are the cornerstone of our Company culture and guide everything we do. You will play a pivotal role in upholding these Values and contributing to our collective success.

We are offering you the chance to build a career within the processing sector of the mining industry as a Process Technician – Tailings and Water at our KCGM Operations. Promising a long term and fulfilling future, join our esteemed team on the convenience of a 5/2, (9 hour) day shift residential roster.


Here’s what awaits you:


  • The Process Technician – Tailings and Water reports to the Processing Supervisor – Tailings and Water and is responsible for ensuring our Tailings Storage Facilities are operated and maintained in accordance with Northern Star KCGM’s environmental, legal 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.  Previous experience will be highly regarded; however it is not a requirement.  All necessary training will be provided.



To thrive in this role, you’ll need:


  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence

Desired Experience & Competencies:

  • Minimum one (1) year working experience in an industrial/labour intensive working environment (advantageous)
  • Ability to work autonomously in a predominately outdoors environment
  • High Risk Work Licence highly regarded – Backhoe, Dogging/Rigging
  • Attention to detail and keen observation skills
  • Good practical mechanical ability
  • Strong safety ethic
  • Basic computer skills
  • National Police Clearance – valid within the last twelve (12) months
  • Current Western Australian HR or MR drivers licence highly regarded
  • Must reside within the Goldfields Region for our residential site

Passion for Growth: 

A strong desire to be part of a team and contribute to Northern Star's dynamic work environment.


Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…


  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • Employee Share Plan programs.
  • Gold standard parental leave policy.
  • GoldSTARR rewards program - cash savings for everyday expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Salary continuance (income protection) insurance from commencement.
  • Salary sacrificing benefits, including novated leasing and remote area living benefit options.



Candidates must meet our pre-employment criteria which includes a medical, drug and alcohol screening, relevant right to work and valid Australian national police clearance.    
Northern Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.


Apply now to join the Northern Star team!