29 January 2014

Opportunities with the World's Largest Zinc Mine

Opportunities with the World's Largest Zinc Mine Opportunities with the World's Largest Zinc Mine Opportunities with the World's Largest Zinc Mine Opportunities with the World's Largest Zinc Mine

Stealth Recruitment has partnered exclusively with Hindustan Zinc (HZL) to assist with a major operational ramp up of their Rampura Agucha mine.

  • Head of Operations (Operations Manager)
  • Underground Manager
  • Mine Planning Manager
  • Mine Planning Superintendent
  • U/G Geotechnical Engineer & Senior U/G Geotechnical Engineer
  • Ventilation Engineer


Rampura Agucha mine is the world's largest zinc mine. It has an ore production capacity of 6.15 million MT per annum, with best-in-class zinc-lead reserves grade of 15.4%. It produced 743,000 MT of mined metal during the year including 677,000 MT of contained zinc and 66,000 MT of contained lead. Reserves and resources of Rampura Agucha Mine as on 31st March 2013 are 109.8 million MT.

Rampura Agucha is currently operating through the open-cast route and have recently developed the new underground mine. Underground mining is planned beyond the ultimate open pit depth of 372 m from the surface, and the initial ore extraction will be from declines. As a part of their expansion programme, they will bolster the underground mine to an ore production capacity of 3.75 million MT per annum, which will involve sinking of a 950 meter hoisting shaft.

Rampura Agucha is stratiform, sediment-hosted, high grade zinc & lead deposits. The ore body is massive and lens shaped. Ore grade is consistent and is not deteriorating as you move down. The mine is equipped with the world-class infrastructural facilities including the latest generation slope monitoring radar system; truck dispatch system; simulators to enhance the operator's skill.

Vedanta Resources plc is a LSE listed FTSE 100 Company operating across the following core business sectors: Zinc, Copper, Aluminium, Iron Ore, Lead, Silver, Power and Oil & Gas, with operations located in geographies spanning India, Australia, UAE, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Liberia and Ireland.

Over the past 5 years the group has displayed exemplary appetite for organic and inorganic growth - with an industry leading organic growth program of USD 20 billion nearing completion.

Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), an operating company of Vedanta in Zinc, Lead and Silver business, is India's only and the World's Largest Integrated Producer ofZinc. With over one million tonne of metal production capacity, HZL also governs about 85% share in the growing Indian zinc market. The company produces 474 MW of captive thermal power and about 275 MW of wind power, as part of its green initiative.


Hindustan Zinc has been ranked amongst the Top 25 Best Employers in Asia and #2 in India by Hewitt Associates and is an equal opportunity employer. 

  • Head of Operations (Operations Manager)
  • Mine Planning Manager
  • Mine Planning Superintendent
  • Senior U/G Mine Planning Engineers
  • U/G Mine Planning Engineers (multiple roles for varied levels ST-LT planning)
  • U/G Geotechnical Engineer & Senior  U/G Geotechnical Engineer
  • Mine Captain / UG Mine Foreman (multiple roles)
  • Ventilation Engineer
  • Paste Fill Engineer

Role specifics, including position description can be obtained on request.

Vedanta offers exposure to cutting-edge technologies, trendsetting best practices and opportunities to partake in the ambitious growth plans set forth by the Group. Interested and deserving candidates will find a career in Vedanta fulfilling their expectations of rewards, career goals and aspirations.

For all of the positions, candidates with exposure to Global Practices will have an added advantage. Candidates with higher experience may also be considered for higher roles. All positions are based in Rajasthan. HZL are committed to a zero harm working environment that encourages outstanding performance and team work. Compensation will not be a constraint for the right candidates.

Rampura Agucha is located 230 kms north of Udaipur, in the State of Rajasthan in India. Successful candidates will have the choice of living in country or accept a negotiable 8/3 weeks FIFO roster back to point of hire with negotiable USD on offer.


Candidates fulfilling the criteria and with fire in the belly to excel, experience a new environment and new culture may express their interest by applying directly to Michael McShane (BSc Geol, MAusIMM, MAIG) at michael@stealthrecruit.com.au

I have recently visited the operation myself  and am armed with many photos and information relating to the working and living conditions you'll expect. You'd be very surprised! It's impressive! Interested? Call me for more information on +61 7 39100011.