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Mine Engineering - UG Drill and Blast

Date:  Sep 6, 2022
Location: 

Timmins, ON, CA (Canada)

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.

Purpose

 Identify and develop improvements for the UG drilling and blasting for stoping and development by optimizing drilling patterns, loading design and practices. Incorporate Fatal Risks mitigation into mine planning activities to achieve safe production metrics. Plan drill and blast short and medium range activities based on the mining sequence to reach the targets of the company.

Essential Duties

  • Align to and enforce Newmont standards /safety rules. 
  • Develop and maintain drilling, loading and blasting criteria
  • Carry out drill, load, and blast pattern designs
  • Complete monthly stope reconciliations and manage material changes to onsite drill and blast practices
  • Lead and support mine planning team with implementing drill and blast initiatives 
  • Carry out continuous improvement projects through the whole drill and blast process
  • Effective communication of change management to stakeholder and ensure changes are implemented along ST, MT and LT 
  • Organize weekly blast review and optimization meetings
  • Statistical data control and analysis of fragmentation, blasted material inventory and blast evaluation.
  • Engage with explosive supplier, work together to maximize stopes recovery and minimize costs
  • Implement/review QA/QC program for drilling and loading
     

Training & Experience

  • Registered with Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and working towards designation, or equivalent in other jurisdiction
  • A Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • 1 - 2 years of technical and/or operational drill and blast experience 
  • Be technically competent and have a good understanding of key business drivers for gold mining
  • Deswik.IS skills are strongly desired
  • Basic knowledge of drill and blast equipment.
  • Technical knowledge of drill and blast design, execution, analysis, and result optimization.
  • Analytical skills which derives accurate diagnosis of blasting results. 

Working Conditions

This is a site based position, located in Timmins, ON with some travel required.
The schedule is 4 days on, 3 days off.
 

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.

 

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you commence employment with the company.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.  

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.