MineSmarter Careers Program: Brisbane 2018

As part of AMC’s MineSmarter Careers Programme, AMC is pleased to welcome two new participants to the Brisbane office: Zola Munkhbat (Graduate Engineer) and Anna Rusina (Student Engineer). A foundation member of the Austmine Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program, AMC has again worked with Austmine to source these two excellent candidates.

During their three-month paid summer placement, Anna and Zola will assist consultants with project research, underground drill and blast design, open pit and underground cost model development, as well as open pit and underground mine design and scheduling. At the completion of the internship, Anna will go back to university to complete her studies, working for AMC during the year when available, and Zola may have the opportunity to join the mining engineering team at one of our offices.

About Anna and Zola

Anna Rusina, Student Mining Engineer

Anna is a geologist and undergraduate mining engineer with experience in engineering geology, rock and soil laboratory testing for civil and port-facility construction projects. She has had exposure to a broad range of mining methods and principles and a has broad appreciation of safety and risk assessments. Anna has working knowledge of Surpac, Micromine, Microsoft Office package programmes, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Processing Modflow. In addition, she is a very capable technical Russian-English translator, having recently worked in this role for Russia’s largest coal mining company SUEK.

Zola Munkhbat, Graduate Mining Engineer

Zola is a mining engineer and mine surveyor. She is experienced in economic analysis for leasing and equipment purchasing, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, and open-cut mine survey. Zola is an efficient user of mining packages such as Minesight, Micromine and Surpac. She also has experience with RocSience slope stability analysing software and Ventsim 3D mine ventilation software.

About AMC’s MineSmarter Careers Programme

AMC has a long history of employing early-career technical staff to help further their career development—initially at AMC and then onwards at AMC or at a client’s mining operation. Since 1994, AMC has provided the opportunity for 60 young professionals to join our expert team for a variety of early-career roles and placement duration. This has allowed many of these young professionals to acquire the initial experience they needed to start a career in mining, which was particularly important during the recent contraction in the industry.

Today, they work for some of the largest names in the industry including: AngloGold Ashanti, BHP, Elysium Mining, Glencore, Gold Fields, MMG, Mt Isa Mines, Northern Star, Oceana Gold, Saracen Gold Mines, and St Barbara. They can be found at all levels from Graduate Engineer, Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer all the way to Superintendent, Mining Manager, and Operations Manager.

AMC is proud to contribute to the development of the mining industry’s future professionals in the unique AMC way and would like to thank Koray Gundem and Jason Keily for their enthusiasm and dedication in championing the MineSmarter Careers Programme.

Interested in AMC’s MineSmarter Career Programme?

Visit our careers page to get in touch with our team.


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In this video from Austmine’s Women in STEM: METS Career Pathway Program, we meet UWA Masters of Civil Engineering student, Amelia Tedja, who joined AMC’s team in Perth in late 2017  for ten weeks as part of the program. She describes the program it as “challenging in that I had to learn new software and new concepts in a short period of time but it was rewarding in that I was able to push my limits”. She adds that “the knowledge and skills I’ve gained have been extremely important and something I would not have been able to learn in my university education”.