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Date:  May 12, 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 you will have plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this roster can offer you.


About the role

You will carry out open pit charging and blasting activities safely and in accordance with the blast plan.  Key responsibilities are:


  • Load and fire blast holes in accordance with the blast plan, to prepare the ground for production crews.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and standard operating procedures in relation to designing, charging and firing of open pit blasts.  This includes being a registered on-site Shotfirer and Magazine Keeper.
  • Report hazards when encountering them to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Account for all explosives used and participate in magazine and shot reconciliations as per the statutory requirements and company procedures.
  • Accountable for all pre and post blast inspections of the designated blast area including final inspections of tie-ins and misfired areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring the removal of all delineation and signage from blasting areas before the firing of shots.
  • Ensure the required quality of documentation and completion is achieved for presentation for transfer to the Newmont Boddington records.


About you

As the preferred candidate you will hold a WA Shotfirer’s license and have significant experience working in a blast team in an open pit mining environment.  You will be computer literate, hold a current HR driver’s licence and demonstrate a safe, positive attitude to your work.  Electronic blast system and loader experience will be highly regarded.


Applications close on Wednesday, 1 June, 2022.


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


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