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Drill and Blast Engineer

Reporting to the Assistant Mine Manager, you will be responsible for providing technical support, leadership, coaching and supervision for the operation across all drill and blast activities. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advise the drill and blast teams to ensure that a safe working environment for all staff, including associated contractors, is always maintained.
  • Assist with daily drilling and blasting activities to ensure that production schedules and targets are achieved in a cost-effective manner.
  • Advise and manage the drilling and blasting staff and supervisors in executing the blast design, drilling plan, charging plan and tie up plan.
  • Assist in the training and development of drilling and blasting personnel.
  • Provide necessary input into drill and blast design.
  • Ensure that all drilling information is recorded and that all drilling reports are correct, accurate and timely submitted.
  • Assist in ongoing research and development for new market products, trends and methods to improve drilling and blasting performance.
  • Manage and advise the performance of all drill and blast crew.
  • Focus on the cost-efficient use of all drilling consumables i.e. drill bits, drill rods, hammers and other drilling accessories. Ensure effective utilization of the drill equipment
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Work towards continuous improvement in drilling and blasting methods that have a major impact on the mining operations

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Degree in mining engineering.
  • At least (10 years) in the open pit mining industry in Drill and Blast of which 5 years or more must be in a senior supervisory role.
  • Experience in large multi pit operations utilising large scale mining equipment. Drill rig and blasting experience essential.
  • Knowledge of dozer operation is essential
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to understand local culture and impart your mining operations and technical knowledge.
  • Experience in managing budgets

How to Apply

Submit your CV to the email below:

Email applications to
jobs@gemcanton.com
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