Assistant Mine Planning Engineer Drill and Blast


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

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