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Drill and Blast Engineer

By Newmont Corp.

Dead Line: April 20, 2022

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.
The Drill & Blast Engineer will be well-rounded in OP Mine design and operations. The Drill & Blast Engineer will be responsible for the design and monitoring of efficient and safe mining practices involving drilling & blasting in operations and technical services.
Safety and Sustainability Expectations:
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the Fatality Risk Management.
  • Be proactive with respect to safety and help design and operate a site that is the safest possible, through input and thoughts shared with others.
  • Conform to the critical control verification process on site.
  • Attain triple zero, both individually and collectively within the pit and engineering group.
  • Identify substandard conditions and practices, during pit tours and take appropriate corrective action.
Essential Duties
Promoting Safety and Sustainability:
  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement in safety by reviewing existing engineering drill and blast designs and implementing new designs.
  • Develop plans and designs for regulatory compliance and compliance to Company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Promote and adhere to Company health, safety and environmental policies
Drill and Blast Management:
  • Responsible for pursuing continuous improvement of established drill and blast practices on-site by optimizing drill patterns, exploring new explosive options, monitoring and reinforcing drill and blast QAQC.
  • Review parameters for controlling for blast vibration and overpressure. Review blast quality and follow up on community feedback. Provide support to Community Engagement Officer.
  • Development and review of Drill & Blast designs in collaboration with short term mine planning team, Geotech team and geology team.
  • Responsible for maintaining Blast Tracking Database with the view of using data to inform improvement practices.
  • Identify and track key performance indicators to drive improvement of fragmentation, dilution performance and overall blast pattern performance.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Training & Experience
Leadership Requirements:
  • Interacts with department heads, technical services staff, contractors and other company personnel as required
  • Requires good communication skills in order to align Operations and Technical Services personnel on drilling, blasting, planning and scheduling issues.
Technical Competence:
  • Degree in Mine Engineering (or equivalent) with eligibility for P.Eng. registration with the PEO, may consider Engineer In Training.
  • Four years Mine Engineering experience preferably with strong drill and blast optimization exposure.
  • Previous leadership role would be an asset, not requirement.
  • Moderate to Advanced skills in Deswik.  Ability to visualize and work in 3-D. 
  • Ability to organize workloads and modify priorities in a dynamic fast-paced continuous production environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Technical Knowledge/expertise
  • Judgment & Business Savvy
Working Conditions
  • This role is located at Hollinger Pit (an open pit mine), part of Newmont's Porcupine mine site located near Timmins, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 5x2 schedule.  As such, if you do not live near the mine, we will ask you to relocate.
Please enter Job Number 12008  to submit your application (www.goldcorp.com/careers).  As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. All properties owned by Porcupine Operations are Tobacco-Free. This includes but is not limited to all buildings, parking lots, vehicles, the surrounding wooded area, roadways, tailings, rehabilitated sites, etc.  

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