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Superintendent - Drill & Blast


Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.

Boddington offers a unique opportunity to live in the South West, only 130 kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer. One of the largest gold producers in Australia, you will join a diverse team and have the opportunity to advance your career with an innovative company dedicated to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity.

With good rosters and a unique opportunity to live locally and go home each day, we also provide DIDO with accommodation in our Village

About The Role:

You will be responsible for the leadership and co-ordination of the Drill and Blast operations to achieve the monthly, quarterly & annual budget targets and to ensure progressive, sustainable improvements within the Mining Department consistent with Mine Business Goals.

In This Role You Will:
  • Oversee the achievement of monthly production targets, in respect of standards, quality of work, rework and output.
  • Prepare for and attend planning meetings with information to input to mining process plans: particularly drill and blast resource allocation and identification of risks to plan
  • Lead Supervision in the maintenance of a consistent operations outlook with compliance to plan.
  • Oversee the monitoring and standards of drill and blast activities to achieve the Mine Plan
  • Review performance, Plan v Actual, of drilling units and blasting outputs to achieve the Mine Plan and any Short Interval Controls actions.
  • Provide resources and create a working environment that encourages your team to actively contribute to safety, health, environmental and community relations,
  • Identify, promote and actively participate in the implementation of projects that demonstrate working in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Develop relationships with other Departments to ensure maximum safety, cooperation and productivity.
  • Conduct regular monitoring, assessment and review of contractor performance in the field and maintain relevant records
Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist:
  • 3 – 5 years experience as a Superintendent / Manager preferably in a large open pit mining operation
  • +10 years supervisory experience in large open pit operations
  • Previous Gold mining experience, in particular in a large, open pit environment.
  • Exposure to strategic business planning processes including budgeting, capital         purchases and cost management
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Engineering disciplines – Drill and Blast, Production, Mechanical or Planning
  • Knowledge of Drill and Blast practices
  • Unrestricted / Restricted Quarry Managers Certificate is desirable


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.


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