Engineer Drill&Blast

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  • Work schedule:

    Roster 8/4 weeks
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  • Date:

    30 November 2017
  • Salary:



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  <li>Ensure all D&B activities comply to HSE policies<span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 130%; font-family: "Times New Roman", serif;">;</span></li>

  <li>Develop Drill & Blast design parameters to support optimal mine operations – including safe operations, optimal performance and minimal dilution;</li>

  <li>Plan and manage the design and implementation of drilling and blasting field requirements;</li>

  <li>Participate in planning process to ensure optimal integration of D&B activities in overall mining sequence and optimal utilization of drilling equipment;</li>

  <li>Advise planning and mine production personnel on issues relating to mine design, production drilling and blasting activities;</li>

  <li>Drill and blast cost planning as well as reconciliation, monitoring and improvement of cost;</li>

  <li>Maintain D&B database and consumable ordering and stock levels;<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman", serif;">Participate in Mine to Mill optimisation projects;</span></li>

  <li>Manage QAQC process and staff;</li>

  <li>Actively participate in Geotechnical Wall Control and Wall sign-off procedures;</li>

  <li>Design, implement and evaluate trials on D&B design criteria to further reduce costs and improve productivity;</li>

  <li>Mentor & train national staff in field of specialization.</li>



  • Demonstrable experience in multiple pit surface operations;
  • Sound knowledge of technical D&B aspects;
  • Previous experience working in West Africa;
  • Language skills: English (necessary) & French (desirable);
  • High level of computer literacy with specialized mining software such as Surpac, Shotplus or similar;
  • Basic education: B.Eng. / MSc Mining or relevant diploma;
  • Work experience: 5 year minimum relevant experience in Mining Engineering in an open pit environment with at least 2 years spent in D&B engineering;
  • Previous experience in control blasting environments will be favourable;


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  <li>Competitive package of salary, benefits and annual bonus scheme;</li>

  <li>8 weeks on<span style="text-indent: -18pt;">  </span><span style="text-indent: -18pt;">- 4 weeks off rotational basis.</span></li>


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