Drill and Blasting Optimization Engineer
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Donoso, Panama
hace 57 mins

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Contribute to the planning and scheduling of all MPSA drilling activities to ensure the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly plans are achieved.
  • Provide inputs to the drilling reports as required to ensure management is kept informed of actual drill activities.
  • Work with the provided drilling systems to monitor performance of key processes with a particular emphasis on running surfaces, drill area preparation, working dig faces, and dumps.
  • Coordinate key performance issues working with the appropriate team members or suppliers to resolve them quickly i.e deliveries, breakdown, drill meters, drill consumables, costing etc.
  • Produce production drilling data to elliminate delays and to improve production drill and blast requirements within the mining operations areas.
  • Establish strong working relationships with the blast and mining operations teams to ensure the blast designs, schedules and plans are consistent with requirements.
  • As directed, gather inputs specific to your area during the budget preparation process.
  • Provide day to day compliance of the budget to ensure the budget and forecast are achieved highlighting any variances to management.
  • Manage controllable cost drivers such as attendance, overtime, equipment hours, task assignment, work performance and consumable items to meet budget targets.
  • Accountable for approval of purchases and expenditure within delegated limits of authority.
  • Ensure fulfilment of staff against agreedrosters patterns and notifying management of gaps created during leave periods.
  • Implement FQM Way cukture in the supervisory team - Bolder, Smarter, Driven, together.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
  • Compliance / Quality Control

  • Promote and adhere to to appropriate internal methodologies, policies, procedues and astandards.
  • Consistently maintain a high quality of work acress all allocated functions.
  • Consistently maintain a high quality of work across all allocated functions.
  • Provide input / informed commentary, improvement opportunities and areas of risk to mansgement.
  • Ensure the quality of work output is achieved against company standards and monitored daily to ensure delivery meets expectations.
  • Actively contribute an improvement culture by actively encouraging employees to participate in continuous improvement.
  • Safety and Environment

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Ensure all safety and environmental incidents are addressed & reported promptly
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

    Education

  • Completion of a bachelor of Engineering in Mining, Civil or Industrial.
  • Skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environmental.
  • Knowledge of mining operations and drilling & blasting
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Some experience in operations, mine planning or drill and blasting is preferred however nor requirement
  • Stong competency in MS Office and software (MineSight, Surpac and AutoCad)
  • Experience

  • Engineering computer skills including Database (SQL), and spreadsheets (Excel, VBA)
  • Mine planing software (Minesight, MS-Blast) preferred
  • History of showing initiative and competence.
  • Exposures to mining and drilling & Blasting processes and engineering required
  • Strong knowledge of metric systems (milimetres, centimetres meters, kilogramas)
  • Language

  • Spanish is required and proficiency in English highly regarded. A willingness to undertake language training desirable.
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