What follows is a series of short articles on mine scheduling. Like any good posts, they should include some storytelling and so I’m going to kick off with a story that was pivotal in many of my learnings about mine scheduling.Continue reading “The Broken Stocks Saga”
“You’ve got the job!”
The buzz that comes from hearing those words can’t be denied but, for many of us, that initial euphoria is often replaced with fear.Continue reading “Get on board with Onboarding”
Your first 100 days as a graduate mining engineer on a new mine site is crucial. Like any other role or profession, it is important to get an understanding on how to make the maximum impact in your new role. If you get it right from the beginning, you can continue to enjoy accelerated success in your career ambitions. The first 100 days or first three months is usually seen as ‘the settling in’ period. It is the time to demonstrate early actions, wins and tangible deliverables to relevant stakeholders.Continue reading “First 100 Days as a Graduate on Site”
Written by MEC Mining’s Technical Services Manager, Erin Sweeney
The human brain is an amazing thing, it is the central control of our bodies keeping us alive. It stores our memories and uses them helps us navigate and assign meaning to the complex world of interacting with other humans, things and events by linking emotions to the myriad of data coming in from our sensors all in an effort to keep us safe and alive. If we leave this process on auto-control our lives can quickly get overwhelming when we face times that are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.
Australian-based global engineering consultancy MEC Mining (MEC) will soon launch a geotechnical services arm to cater for industry demand, the company announced today.
COVID-19 has profoundly affected the lives of many worldwide and has resulted in many organisations implementing shifts to ensure business continuity. Whilst we endure through these challenging times, it is vital to ensure your team are continuing to connect.
We hear you. It can be so hard to feel connected to your loved ones when you’re hours apart and missing out on events, catch-ups and quality time with them.
“Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor, but success comes where preparation and opportunity meet”
This excerpt is by MEC Mining’s Technical Services Manager, Erin Sweeney: A results-focused and experienced mining professional who has worked across a broad range of commodities including gold, base metals, iron ore and coal operations. Her background lies in geotechnical engineering, designing, modelling and implementing cost-effective, innovative mine solutions in both site-based and in consultative roles. Erin has leveraged these skills into project management and then leadership roles with a focus on adding value, ensuring safe sustainable cash flow and growth through technical influence.
Written by Loren Ager, MEC Mining – Principal of Learning & Development
Graduating from university is an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Mining industry graduate programs are highly competitive, offer diverse career development opportunities and are often highly paid. Being organised early and planning for the right job choice can help with the transition from university student to graduate mining engineer.
Principal Mining Consultant at MEC Mining, Hugh Cassidy shares how he is continuing to support his clients through the expediential threat engulfing operations worldwide.