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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Posted Job
3 days ago

Assistant Mine Planning Engineer Drill

Overall Job Purpose

The Assistant Mining Engineer – Drill & Blast designs, is responsible and accountable for delivering Drill and blast designs inclusive of timing designs and post blast fragmentation analysis.

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Drill designs as required by the drill scheduling engineer.
  • Blast designs to follow all drill designs
  • Be the second point of contact for the mining production team regarding drill and blast designs
  • Ensure that all monitoring systems regarding blast analysis are maintained.
  • Ensuring that designs take cognisance of all constraints
  • Maintain high performing service support functions
  • Issuing of mining control data to be used by surveyors
  • Plan, organize and follow up on work, ensuring that tasks and schedules are fully understood within the team, handing over or escalating as required.
  • Ensure relevant mining production personnel are up to date on any changes in the mine plan.
  • Continuous commitment to health and safety practises.
  • Advise and provide recommendations for continuous improvement opportunities in work processes.
  • Be accountable for the quality of service and performance

Experience & Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in a large hard rock open pit mining environment.
  • Some experience in performing drill and blast designs
  • Exposure to multicultural environments.
  • Work experience in the mining sector.
  • B Eng. Mining Engineering
  • Blasting License
  • EIZ and ERB registration
  • Current driving license

Job Specific Competencies

  • Basic mining knowledge and experience
  • Basic skills in the MS office suite and drill and blast design software
  • Semi – Skilled in the delivery of a wide range of mine planning services, able to provide the highest level of customer support, with excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Operational skills to include troubleshooting, problem solving and decision making.
  • Strong and motivated team lead with well-developed interpersonal, collaboration and facilitation skills.
  • Time management – having the ability to work on multiple activities and manage competing priorities.

Key Attributes

  • Motivated & passionate
  • Self-disciplined
  • Self-starter
  • Able to engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Professionalism
  • Enthusiastic
  • Holistic understanding of the mining process

Method of Application

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First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Mining enterprises
Drilling and Exploration
Mining processing and refining
Mining engineering
Founded in 1996, this company's operating platform currently consists of seven mines and one copper smelter across six countries: Kansanshi mine in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein in Mauritania, Las Cruces in Spain, Pyhäsalmi in Finland, Ravensthorpe in Australia and Çayeli in Turkey. First Quantum Minerals is uniquely positioned with a successful exploration program, an industry-leading project development track record, tier-one operating assets, an attractive project pipeline and good investment opportunities.