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Drill and Blast Engineer


Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

Our Tanami Operations, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, are on Aboriginal freehold land, in the NT’s remote Tanami Desert. A fully equipped 1000-bed village, 40km from the mine, offers modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO direct from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and Alice Springs.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, the Drill and Blast Engineer is responsible for co-ordinating and managing an underground production fleet. The core business function is to deliver the mine design in accordance with the business plan.

The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Darwin & Alice Springs.


Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the site based technical services team and operations to deliver drill and blast designs for a large UG gold mine (>2.7Mtpa)
  • Co-ordinate and manage an underground production fleet including two raisebores, three longhole rigs and three charge vehicles
  • Monitor drill and blast practices underground, liaising with production drillers and production charging personnel to identify production issues and compliance to standards
  • Work closely with the operational supervisors and production schedulers to ensure daily, weekly and monthly targets are achieved
  • Manage and supervise drill and blast business partners
  • Work with technical team and operations to optimise production performance
  • Co-ordinate drill and blast activities alongside the ventilation, backfill & geotech departments
The Person
  • Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 year experience in an underground environment
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • A good understanding of longhole stoping methods
  • Deswik experience is desirable but not necessary
  • Underground time completed is desirable but not necessary

To be considered for these roles, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.



Our Culture

Newmont Goldcorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer that operates globally to a common set of safety, environmental and community relation standards that define expected performance for our operating sites. Maintaining high standards for all of Newmont Goldcorp’s operations and measuring our performance against those global standards is an integral part of our current business practice and our long term goals. Newmont Goldcorp is a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential.


Newmont’s Values

Newmont Goldcorp encourages workplace diversity. Females and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment with the Traditional Owners we also encourage applications from candidates 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.


The Rewards

Our employees enjoy a competitive salary package including free private health insurance and an annual bonus scheme. Not only will you work in a dynamic and collaborative environment but you will also benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can offer.

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To apply for this role click on the Apply now link or go to www.newmontgoldcorp.com click on Careers then select the Asia Pacific region.