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Mining Engineer - Drill & Blast

Private Company - Leonora, WA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin


St Barbara is a growing gold company with a global outlook. We’re here to create value in everything we do, for our people, our communities and our shareholders.

Our strong, values-led culture drives our behaviour and guides our decision making every day as we deliver to promise on our commitments.

Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, you will ensure safe sustainable production from St Barbara’s Leonora Operations through the provision of drill & blast engineering as required for the planning and execution of all mining activities..

This opportunity is a permanent role, and will be FIFO from St Barbara’s Leonora Operations on a balanced 8 days on, 6 days off, roster cycle, flying on company time to and from Perth. You also have the option to DIDO from Kalgoorlie.

The Opportunity

  • Ensure your own health and safety and the health and safety of all personnel associated with the Company’s Australian exploration activities.
  • Undertake the design and execution of drill and blast designs for the excavation of long-hole open stopes and vertical capital development, including raise-bore and box-hole drilling, with oversight and approval from the Senior Mining Engineer.
  • Provide support both to the foreman and on-the-job during production drilling and blasting activities, ensuring compliance to standards and a maintained focus on effective QA/QC.
  • Collate and review drill and blast performance physicals and data daily, including the assessment of long-hole drilling and stope bogging performance to monitor progress and identify underutilised capacity and opportunities for increased output.
  • Coordinate explosive consumables to ensure a practical and sufficient supply is available at all times.
  • Perform duties associated with the logging and blasting of operations.
  • Review and maintain the accuracy of the ‘Drill and Blast Guidelines’ document.
  • Contribute to the mine scheduling process by identifying production constraints and opportunities in regards to drill and blast operations at Leonora.

What you can expect from us

  • A caring and supportive culture.
  • A high-performing St Barbara community.
  • Professional and positive team environments on site, and at all facilities.
  • A 'grow our own' approach with a preference to develop and promote internally.
  • Access to professional development activities and educational assistance.
  • Competitive salary and options for salary sacrificing.
  • A proud Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice for Gender Diversity.

What we will expect from you

You should feel a strong alignment with St Barbara’s values as you will be required to live them.

  • You are able to produce a National Police Clearance (valid within the last 12 months) for site access purposes.
  • You have a current unencumbered ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence.
  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or a related discipline two (2) to three (3) years relevant work experience.
  • High level of enthusiasm for the work with high performance goals.
  • Commercial acumen relevant to the role.
  • Dangerous Goods Security Card (preferred)

Please note, candidates are required to undertake pre-employment checks including pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol screens and a police check/criminal history check. Candidates must have the ability to be cleared for a National Police Clearance for site access purposes