From the Bowen Basin to the Asian/Arctic Rims of Russia

Join the MEC Mining team for a relaxed networking event where we will share our story on strategically optimising the extraction of a steeply dipping coking coal deposit in chilly Russia! Not only will we dig deep into the technical rigour of Lerchs Grossman, we will also provide our personal insights into; both the cultural and environmental challenges we faced working on the other side of the planet.

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Post Doze Licence – Expression of Interest

Post Doze is a method of improving the economics of waste material movement by extending the use of dozers. The Post Doze method was developed jointly by 3D Data Guidance and MEC Mining and is protected by an PCT Patent Application number: PCT/AU2017/050915. The Post Doze method is applicable to strip mines and bulk earthmoving applications where waste is moved less than 200m horizontally. In Post Doze, a 100 -200 tonne excavator is used to elevate and translate waste towards the low wall, which is then pushed to spoil by dozers. A significant volume of work has been undertaken on the method to validate the value and create operational sequencing and training material.

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What does a high-performance culture look like?

In my eyes, it’s one that brings together diverse, unique and innovative people who are passionate about achieving a common goal. These individuals have a fire in their belly to make change and both challenge and embrace the distinctive strengths each brings to the game. They dust each other off when they fall and have learnt to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Every member of the team feels valued and included by their direct working group and leaders. 

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How would Donald Trump deal with Employee Engagement?

This article has little to do with Donald Trump, but someone mentioned that you need an eye-catching title for a post on LinkedIn…

MEC Mining has a diverse workforce of mining engineers spread across Australia and around the world. These engineers typically spend long periods of time away from our Brisbane office working on remote mine sites.

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MEC Mining – Values your Underground Coal Margins

MEC Mining – Values your Underground Coal Margins

The hardworking team, at MEC, just love to “get down and dirty” for your mine technical, financial and operational needs. Here are just some of the un-shameless activities we find ourselves involved in across Surface and Underground Commodities:

  • Mine Studies – Concept to Closure, Due Diligence;
  • Operational Support – Project Management;
  • Site Support – Technical Services & Field Specialists, and
  • Mine Rehabilitation & Closure – Final Landform Planning.

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Why I Have Made It My Mission To Connect With Every Mining Engineer In Australia

If you type the words mining engineer into LinkedIn and limit the location to Australia the search shows around 5,700 people. Not that many when you consider the scale of the Australian mining industry. This is just enough people to fill 11% of Suncorp Stadium or only 6% of the MCG. It is little wonder that as the industry heats up we are all struggling to find resources from such a small pool of people. It does however, raise some interesting questions:

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THE MINING MILLENNIAL – MEC Mining’s model for the future

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m a millennial. I am driven by the desire to feel like I’m contributing, adding value, respected. All admirable qualities, but as anyone who has employed a millennial knows, there is a down side. I, like many of my cohort, have left employers in the lurch, just as I’m starting to fit into their grand plans, I’ve gone and put my notice in, like a 25th minute red card, forcing a backline reshuffle.

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What I have Learnt From The Last 1,000 Interviews

Owning and leading a business for over 10 years has taught me a thing or two about interviews and has certainly sharpened my intuition for picking the best candidates. During the 10 years we have hired over 150 people, interviewed around 1,000 people face to face and screened at least 5,000 candidates. So what has been so special about the 3% of people that have applied to us that we actually employed?

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