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Drill and Blast Quality Control

092391 Requisition #

About Barrick & Hemlo


Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

Situated near the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in north western Ontario, 350 km east of Thunder Bay, we have an underground residential mine site.
This rugged and beautiful area is an outdoor paradise - home to dozens of species of birds and animals as well as moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including enjoying lake country/cottages, camping, boating, beaches, golf, downhill skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing in the winter; you’ll want to explore opportunities at Barrick-Hemlo. 

With two communities in close proximity, both Marathon and Manitouwadge have all the amenities you’ll require and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living and a terrific quality of life.


Position Description:


The QA/QC Technician is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and implementing changes to improve drill and blast activities in the Williams underground. This person will work closely with the Technical Services and Mineral Resource Management and Operations groups to help drive improvements in recovery and dilution and to ensure compliance to plan. Time will be split between being underground collecting data and monitoring changes and being on surface conducting analysis.




  • Conduct pre-drilling, drilling and loading QA/QC to ensure compliance to plan
  • Perform cup density testing to ensure correct explosive density
  •  Conduct vibration monitoring analysis to measure the performance of the holes
  • Gather and use existing findings and work completed to date to create forward work plan
  • Complete borehole surveys/hole pickups for all drilling and conduct real time feedback for drill and blast crews
  • Work closely with supplier groups to trial and implement new initiatives using new products
  • Observe and track loading practices and create improvement plan
  • Be involved in and/or lead drilling and blasting initiatives
  • Update the drill and blast database and ensure compliance to plan
  • Drilling and Blast improvements will be the focus
  • Conduct fragmentation analysis and create plan to decrease oversize
  • Training opportunities to obtain blasting certificate and training on drill and blast principles.





  • Post-secondary education
  • 2-5 years of experience in underground mining with good oversight into drilling and blasting practices or relevant underground experience
  • Operational experience would be beneficial
  • Strong Microsoft Office suite – word, excel, and power point
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to lead change and work in a team-based environment

What we can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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