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Drill, Blast and Cable Handling Superintendent

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Mine Operations - Other Jobs
Panama All
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Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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We are currently searching for a highly experienced Open Pit Drill, Blast and Cable Handling Superintendent for our world class operation in Panama, Central America.

Key Responsibilities:

* Develop, review and implement best practice for all drilling and blasting activities with a critical focus on blast optimization.
* Control and management of the operating budget.
* Monitor and report on daily performance and monthly progress.
* Control and management of all drilling and blasting activities including Explosives Magazine.
* Management of drilling and blasting consumables including stock control.
* Design and interpretation of blast designs and tie-in plans, effective communication/implementation in the field.
* Direct and oversee blast optimization with a specific focus on fragmentation improvement on the "mine to mill" concepts
* Assist in training and upgrading the national workforce through successful skills transfer.
* Implement a program of ongoing training and development so as to affect skills and technology transfer for successful succession planning.
* Implement employee performance management processes to ensure optimum employee performance.
* Demonstrate high level of communication with the Mining Operations personnel, Processing personnel and other departments.
* Interface with mine, corporate and community stakeholders to ensure successful and safe drilling and blasting operations.
* Ensure that activities are carried out in strict conformance with all company policies inclusive of cultural, social, safety and environment.
* Proactively promote a positive Site safety and environmental management culture.
* Achieve the mine operational drilling plan in compliance with the blast planning ensuring enough materials for the loading activity
* Perform any other duties assigned by management

Qualifications & Experience:

* Degree/Diploma in Mining Engineering or Explosives Technologies.
* +10 years open pit mining in a drill and blast capacity.
* Demonstrated knowledge of Blast Design and Initiation software. (Surpac)
* Prior experience in Explosives Magazine control and management
* Demonstrated people leadership and ability to training and transfer skills.
* A valid Driver's License.
* A valid Blasting Certificate.

Behavioural Traits:

* Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
* Ability to meet targets and deadlines
* Ability to read, write and speak English
* Ability to exercise effective judgement, sensitivity and creativity
* Highly detail-oriented and independent worker
* Motivated towards continual improvement
* Unquestionable high integrity

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