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Blast Technician

Date:  May 13, 2022

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)


At Newmont Boddington Gold, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.  We pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.  We are one of the largest gold producers in Australia and the World’s First Open Pit Gold Autonomous Haulage operation.


The Benefits

We offer you an industry competitive remuneration package inclusive of an Annual Bonus and Gold Level Health Insurance for you and your family, access to Newmont’s Employee Assistance Program, generous Parental Leave and other Employee Rewards and Benefits.


You can live locally and go home every day or stay in our Village for your roster and DIDO.  We’re located approximately an hour from the coast and Perth.


Working 7 days on and 7 days off, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this roster can offer you.


About the Role

Reporting to the Blasting Supervisor, you will be part of a highly motivated team delivering quality blasting services to the Newmont Boddington Gold open pit mining area.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting shotfirers with on bench activities, barricading, delineation, priming, loading, stemming, off-siding and operating MPU’s.
  • Checking drill hole depths are accurate.
  • Identifying issues with poor quality drilling to improve future drilling performance.
  • Performing blast guard duties prior to blasting activity.
  • Ensuring documentation is accurate and to a high standard for Newmont’s records.


About You

As the preferred candidate you will have experience working on Blast Crews and operating MPU’s as well as experience working in a role with significant manual handling and physical labour.  Experience operating mobile equipment will be highly regarded.  You will be computer literate, hold a current manual C class driver’s licence and demonstrate a safe, positive attitude to your work.  A dangerous goods security card, shotfiring licence and HR driver’s licence would all be advantageous.


Our Values & Culture

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


More About Newmont


Lifecycle of a Mine:


Annual sustainability report:


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