Positions available

We have a diverse, talented and enthusiastic team who share our values and help achieve our vision of ‘A century of mining together’.

Working at Northparkes is enjoyable: inspirational leadership matters and diversity is celebrated.

Since 1993, Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits and loyal, committed people. We are the world’s most automated underground mine and the first mine in Australia to achieve White Ribbon accreditation.

Please check this page regularly for positions available at Northparkes.

Positions Available:

Process Control Engineer – applications close Friday, 28 September

Operations Geotechnical Engineer– applications close Friday, 5 October

2019 Northparkes Apprenticeship Program

Recruitment process

To help you understand our recruitment process and to ensure you know what to expect, here is an outline of the typical stages that a successful applicant will progress through.

Please send your cover letter and resume via email to us. If you are responding to a particular vacancy from any of our advertisements, please state clearly which position you are applying for and the date of your application.

Acknowledgement of application

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. This will confirm that your application has reached us.


Based on the information you have provided in your application you may be invited to attend an interview. The interview will typically comprise a panel of three, with representation from the department that the role is in and Human Resources. The interview model used at Northparkes is the behavioural technique in which questions are asked about specific work experiences.

Security clearance

It is a condition of employment with Northparkes that you complete and pass a security clearance. Completion of the security clearance consent form will typically happen at or following the interview stage.

Additional assessments

For some specific roles, additional forms of assessment may be undertaken. Details of these will be explained to all applicants at the interview stage. These assessments provide us with additional information about your skills and abilities.

Pre-employment medical

All applicants are asked to undertake a pre-employment medical as one of the last stages of our recruitment process.

Offer of a position with Northparkes Mines

If successful you will be offered the opportunity to join our team. This offer will be typically made by phone and confirmed in writing.


If you are not already a Parkes Shire resident, the relocation package relevant to your appointment will be explained to you when you are made an offer of employment with us.

Graduates and students

Northparkes’ Two Year Graduate Program of structured mentoring, development and support is designed to give you a solid foundation to kick start your mining career and fast track you into exciting positions where you will make your mark while also enjoying awesome lifestyle opportunities.

Northparkes is the most automated underground mine in the world and Australia’s fourth largest copper and gold producer located in the beautiful Parkes region of Central NSW.

Parkes – it all adds up

Northparkes offers a residential lifestyle, with most of our employees and their families living in the Parkes Shire.

Parkes has the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a country town, and an extensive range of services and facilities. The town boasts a strong community spirit with high participation in sporting, recreational and community activities.

Parkes is home to the national icon, ‘The Dish’ and has become more recently known as the ‘Elvis Capital of Australia’ with the Parkes Elvis Festival attracting around 20,000 visitors annually.

Visit the Parkes Shire Council website

Population: Parkes 12,000
Parkes Shire 15,148
Elevation: 339 metres
Shire area: 5,919 sq km
Average Temperatures: Winter 6–15ºC
Summer 16–32ºC
Average rainfall: 584 mm per year

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