Operations Readiness Kiosk Tagging

Location: Tropicana Gold Mine, WA

Duration: 3 months

Proposed start date: July 31 2019

Project Background

Recently, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Tropicana Gold Mine (TGM) broke ground on a new underground operation, expanding on its current open pit gold mine. Having near identical operations to its sister site; Sunrise Dam Gold Mine (SDGM), TGM has identified an opportunity to become more closely aligned, and as such has decided to replicate the SDGM document management kiosk. The kiosk contains thousands of documents relating to business, maintenance, operations, safety, etc., all of which require appropriately tagging to enable the end user to be able to locate them.
This project will require a candidate to work closely with various department managers to establish the correct functional location within the kiosk, and the subsequent tagging of the documents.

It is expected that the project will take approximately 6-8 weeks, though other minor actions may arise from the project which will require the candidate’s attention.

Research to be Conducted

Research must be performed by the candidate to establish the correct tagging of the relevant documents.

Skills Required

We are looking for a PhD student with the following:


  • A strong understanding of mining operations (preferably gold), safety systems, maintenance systems, and mineral processing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a remote location on a 4:3 roster (days, Mon-Thur (flights, accommodation, meals, etc. provided));
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.


  • An understanding or document management systems.

Expected Outcomes

A functional document kiosk, aligned to the organisations requirements.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

17 July 2019


APR – 1030