Mining Supervisor

Phu Bia Mining

7th Floor, Capital Tower 23 Singha That Luang Saysetha Vientiane Capital


Mining Supervisor

  • Be part of a high-performing mining company, multi-cultural team environment
  • Lead a large team of mining equipment operators to meet production targets, whilst maintaining the highest of safety standards
  • Generous salary and benefits package – 20 days on, 8 days off roster


PanAust Limited is an Australian-headquartered copper and gold producer in Laos, with pre-development and exploration assets in Laos, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company is focused on a sustainable business model associated with the production and sale of copper and gold, delivery of production goals and growth.

In Laos, PanAust owns a 90 per cent interest in the Lao-registered company, Phu Bia Mining. The Government of Laos owns the remaining 10 per cent. Phu Bia Mining owns and operates PanAust Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation.

This is a unique time to join Phu Bia Mining. The Company’s Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations are world-class in terms of safety, production and performance. The Company is committed to continuing to deliver outstanding operational results while developing a mine closure plan that will provide sustainable outcomes for the Government and people of Laos.

By joining the Phu Bia Mining team, you will have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment, where you will be supported by experienced expatriates and Lao supervisors who will provide you with training and development and the opportunity to develop and improve your English language skills. You will be rewarded with a generous salary and benefits package, including family medical insurance and performance bonuses.

We offer many different career opportunities at our mine and exploration sites and in our Vientiane office; and as an employer who values diversity, we encourage women to apply for all available positions. Our modern mine camps provide great Lao, Asian and Western food, sport and recreational facilities and housekeeping services. Site-based employees work a roster of 20 days on, 8 days off or 14 days on, 7 days off for shift work, while Vientiane – based employees work 5 days per week with 2 days off.
Reporting to the Mining Production Superintendent, you will supervise the large shift crew of operators to ensure targets are met in accordance with the mine plan and safety, quality and environmental standards.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising the crew of drill operators and mining contractors ensuring the highest level of safety standards
  • Providing mining operations supervision as required
  • Providing input and expertise into operational and development plans as required
  • Ensuring mine safety systems and procedures are well understood and complied with
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records of work performed during crew
  • Coaching Lao staff ensuring they have adequate skill to perform their duties
  • Controlling the cost of the various mobile equipment contractors

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Degree in Mining is desirable
  • Considerable previous experience in large scale drilling or mining earthworks
  • Experience managing a large fleet of heavy, multi-functional mobile equipment
  • Proven track record of leading teams in a production environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both English and Lao
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a safe working culture
  • A proactive, achievement oriented approach
  • Competency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Current B class drivers licence

If you are interested in applying for the position, we encourage you to apply online via our website at




Phu Bia Mining

Phu Bia Mining

7th Floor, Capital Tower 23 Singha That Luang Saysetha Vientiane Capital

Telephone : +856 21 268 000

"Phu Bia Mining Limited (PBM) is a leading corporate presence in Laos and a major copper and gold producer in Southeast Asia. PBM’s producing assets are the Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation and the Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operation. With an active exploration program, the company has a portfolio of growth projects in Laos. The company is a strong contributor to the Lao economy, with total investments of over US$1.4 billion and over $500 million in payments made to the Government of Laos since the beginning of operations. PBM employs over 3,255 staff – 92 per cent of its total workforce are Lao nationals - many of whom come from communities in the vicinity of its operations. PBM’s community development programs have been recognised internationally and, more importantly, by the Government of Laos as making a strong contribution to rural socio-economic development.”

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