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Phoenix Mine Drill and Blast Engineer

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Position Description:

Work in a fast paced, challenging environment where you can apply your knowledge and skills to engineering.  In this role you’ll be reporting to the Short Range Supervisor, you will be responsible for providing Drill and Blast Engineering support to Phoenix mining operations.

  • Work in a safe manner, adhere to all company policies, and conduct monthly safety meetings with the Drill and Blast team.

  • Optimize drill fleet schedules, work programs, targets and requirements within their limitations and ability.

  • Provide reports on a variety of production metrics and conduct reconciliations on them.

  • Monitor explosive usage, fragmentation and powder factors.

  • Build and track monthly / yearly cost forecasts and budgets and ensure adherence to plan.

  • Compile month end accruals and invoices for explosives and accessories.

  • Develop blast matrices for different hole sizes, material types and geological domains and use these for blast designs.

  • Work with the Geotechnical department to optimize pattern design for optimal wall performance and compliance to design criteria.

  • Provide blast design input into bench sequencing strategies with the mine operations group and mine planning engineers.

  • Ensure post blast review reports are undertaken with high frequency and to high standard.

  • Promote and lead business improvement projects involving drilling and blasting.

  • B.Sc. in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum experience of 2 years mining engineering

  • Experience in large multi pit operations utilizing large-scale mining equipment i.e. drill rigs and blasting experience essential.

  • Ability to pass a BATF employee possessor questionnaire (explosives) preferable.

  • Prior exposure to Mine Planning, Design, Production/Drill and Blast engineering preferable.

  • Prior use and understanding of Vulcan mine design and SHOTPlus blast design software preferable.

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 Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines 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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