Senior Drill and Blast Engineer
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Donoso, Panama
hace 14 horas

Key Responsibilities :

Technical Accountabilities

  • Design, plan, monitor and report on all Drill & Blast activities to insure a productive and efficient mining operation.
  • Produce accurate Drill & Blast designs in a timely manner, as defined by the 3 Monthly and Weekly Plans provided by short range engineering.
  • Under the direction of the Drill and Blast Lead undertake Drill and Blast related project studies and investigations : blast movement monitoring, wall control blasting trials, electronic initiation designs, mine to mill analysis, and other related projects.
  • Introduce innovative D&B Engineering techniques and products.
  • Be able to verify, analyse, and report blast performance data.
  • Liaise with other departments on deliverables, inputs, and stakeholder needs
  • Compliance / Quality Control

  • Champion operational quality control. Ensure holes are drilled to engineering planed depth, location, and inclination to achieve the desired blast result.
  • Prepare, monitor and update production data associated with drilling and blasting activities.
  • Review Q / A data, digging rates, and blast videos to determine areas of further improvement.
  • Ensure Blast Masters Plans for the 3-month forecast are produced in timely manner.
  • Review and analyses contractor shot reports identifying trends and inefficiencies.
  • Consult and develop a close working relationship with the Geotechnical Engineer in order to optimize pit wall stability.
  • Develop a sense of continuous improvement, seek to streamline drill and blast process to increase productivity, quality and compliance.
  • Education & Experience

  • BSc in Mining Engineering & min of 5-8 years open pit mining in a drill and blast capacity.
  • Skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with many stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural environment
  • Language

  • Fluency in English / Proficiency in Spanish is highly regarded. A strong willingness to learn Spanish on site if not already proficient.
  • Behaviours

  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with conflicting priorities while providing consistent leadership and direction.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain a cohesive working team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, remaining on track and compensating for variances.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers / contractors.
  • Vision to perceive risks and opportunities and an ability to act on these circumstances accordingly.
  • Ability to develop solutions in a rapidly changing and mentally challenging environment.
  • Willingness to take initiative on projects, design changes, and inventive solutions
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