At Hillgrove, we think innovation and growth!

Having a depth of knowledge and experience operating in an open pit environment, we are now embarking on an exciting new chapter – we’re going underground and we’re inviting innovative, enthusiastic and driven individuals to join us on our inaugural underground journey.

We are in the early stages of development, with production anticipated in late 2023.

Kanmantoo Copper Mine is one of Australia’s best kept mining secrets. Hidden amongst the quaint country towns of the vibrant Adelaide Hills yet is only a short 40-minute drive to Adelaide and a 20-minute drive to one of SA’s fastest growing areas, Mount Barker. Previously operating an open-cut mine, Hillgrove has established itself as valuable member of the community through award winning consultation, progressive site revegetation and providing opportunities for local employment.

Are ready for a change, to immerse yourself in a challenging new adventure and be part of an iconic Australian mining story?

Our Current Vacancies

Underground Geologist Job in Adelaide SA - SEEK

Mine Production Engineer - Underground Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Underground Mine Chargeup/Shotfirer - Development Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Tele-Remote Loader Operator - Production Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Bogger / Loader Operator - Development Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Underground Truck Drivers and Nippers Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Chargeup / Shotfirer - Production Job in Kanmantoo, Adelaide Hills & Barossa SA - SEEK

Expression of Interest - Underground Mining - Multiple Roles! Job in Brisbane QLD - SEEK

Please note: Agency referrals and unsolicited resumes will not be accepted.

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Contractors at Kanmantoo

We work closely with a number of contractors, some who are situation on-site at Kanmantoo permanently, while others may visit regularly or work on special projects only.

Residential Site

We are located in a highly populated area, with staff coming from the local townships in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Some choose to live in the city or by the beach. Kanmantoo presents a unique opportunity rarely seen within the resources sector - an opportunity for applicants seeking to establish a balance between their work and personal commitments, who wish to become part of an energetic and committed team.

With a ‘Local-Hire’ policy applying to the Kanmantoo Copper Mine, you must live nearby or be prepared to relocate (at your own expense) to the area to be considered for employment. We strongly believe in forming direct relationships with our local community and providing opportunities when possible. We do not offer “fly in/fly out” or related accommodation and catering.

5 Reasons to Join Us

  1. Experience success, firsthand. Your efforts will have a material impact on the success of the company; you won’t be a small cog in a big wheel.
  2. This will be a career game changer. Start with us at the beginning of our underground journey, giving you the opportunity to mould and develop your role.
  3. Variety and exposure. Unlike any role you’ve done before, you will get to try your hand any many things.
  4. Recapture your time. Working at Kanmantoo offers an awesome opportunity to choose lifestyle and balance, by switching FIFO, for driving to work every day!
  5. Innovation! Implement cutting edge technologies new to the mining industry.

Graduate and Vocational Programs / Placements

We offer Graduate and Vocational, when placements become available at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine we will advertise them on Seek, LinkedIn and education job expos. Graduate students are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) regarding research projects they may wish to undertake in relation to the Mine. Each EOI will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine merit, relevance to the site and availability of Hillgrove staff to assist in the project.