Attendant, Drilling & Blasting
First Quantum Minerals
hace 15 horas

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Job description : Purpose


Reporting to the Blast Supervisor, the blast attendant area is tasked to assist in the blast operation to achieve operational and production goals in a safe manner and in compliance with relevant procedures.

The is a hand-on position with a focus on an immediate to shift basis.

Key Accountabilities and Challenges

  • Operate within and observe all relevant and applicable laws of Panama.
  • The role assists in the operation and general tasks associated with drilling and blasting activities.
  • Strictly comply with HSE procedures and standards in particular a high standard of housekeeping.
  • Propose and develop continuous improvement activities to deliver improved performance.
  • Assist blast foreman with blast loading activities including loading blast holes, stemming and tying in shot patterns under the direction of blast foreman
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records of drill hole, blast pattern and ground conditions, stemming lengths and hole conditions.
  • Ensuring adequate signage is in place to isolate area, warnings are given and assist in inspecting area after blast
  • Provide support and communications to the Supervisor and Operators in the optimisation of operations of blast operations.
  • Undertake nominated training activities to maintain and up-skill required competencies.
  • Execute duties with the focus to reduce operational costs.
  • Employ the FQM Way culture - "Smarter, Bolder, Driven, Together".
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the drill supervisor and / or blast supervisor.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Education Completion of Secondary school.
  • Skills Strong drive and personal sense of ownership and accountability.Be able to understand and use digital devices such as tablets and outdoors computers.
  • Physical attributes and fitness to handle physical work in hot, dry, dusty conditions.Good written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

    Aptitude to trouble shoot and problem solve.Ability to undertake the manual duties of the role.Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.

    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Experience Experience in a heavy industry, mining and / or process plant environment highly regarded.
  • Language
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.


  • Results driven.
  • Diligent and thorough in approach.
  • Team orientation.
  • Working Conditions

    Cobre Panama is a remote site. The position is offered as Residential BIBO.

    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.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.
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