What is OZ Minerals' selection process?

OZ Minerals is committed to attracting and selecting the very best people through open and transparent recruitment processes. Selection decisions will be fair and equitable and will be based on our How We Work Together principles, job-related competencies and organisational fit. It will also reflect building a diverse workforce that continually improves our capability to deliver and provide rewarding experiences for our people.

As a candidate, you would expect the following process:

1. Online application.
All applications must be submitted on-line. We do not accept any applications emailed or posted to our office. During this process you must complete the on-line application form and upload your resume and covering letter in the one document to ensure it can be uploaded correctly.

2. Short listing
Short listing of candidates will commence once the job has closed. Applicants will be short-listed against the selected criteria attached to the position description.

3. Phone interviews
Brief phone interviews will be conducted with the short-listed candidates to determine motivational fit and assess technical competencies.

4. First round and or site interviews.
Candidates who progress through to face to face interviews will be interviewed by the direct manager. The interviews will be either on site or at a location depending on availability of flights to site, availability of OZ Minerals employees and candidates availability.

5. Pre-Employment Assessments and Checks
  • Reference Checks
  • Australian Federal Police check
  • Medical Assessment (medical, functional assessment and drug and alcohol testing)
  • numeracy and literacy testing (for selected entry level roles)

6. Job Offer


Will my application remain confidential?

Your application will only be reviewed by the recruitment consultant and hiring managers. We do not discuss our applicants with other employees of OZ Minerals. When it comes to a site interview, you must be aware that you will meet other team members at the site. Our team will not contact any referees unless agreed by you.


How do I become an OZ Minerals employee with no mining experience?

Research what qualifications and skills you need to fulfil the role you'd like to apply for and have a look at the position description. Think about your own value proposition and what you could bring to OZ Minerals that is different and sets you apart. Resources are also available on our website to help you understand the culture of our organisation and How We Work Together principles. To apply for roles with OZ Minerals, you do not need to apply for a police clearance or undergo a medical as this is part of our recruitment process should you be receive a formal offer of employment.


How many women work for OZ Minerals?

We currently have over 20% female participation across our workforce, with many women forming very important parts of our technical, operational and leadership teams. OZ Minerals is focused on building a culture that is both diverse and inclusive – we are continuing to build a long term diversity strategy that will support sustainable opportunities to create value for potential employees, current employees and OZ Minerals.


Can I send my application to you for future roles that may become available?

We strongly encourage you to visit the current vacancies section of our website. To register your details, attach your resume and set up a job alert which will send you an email once a position becomes available.


How long will the position be open for?

Most roles advertised will close after 2-3 weeks of opening. Once a position is closed, you are not able to apply via the website.


Can I talk to someone in HR or recruitment?

Due to the number of enquiries we receive daily, we do not take enquiries over the phone. If you have direct questions, you can send an email to careers@ozminerals.com and someone from our team will reply within a few days.