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Assistant Mine Planning Engineer Drill and Blast

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Mine Operations - Other Jobs
Zambia All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
First Quantum Minerals
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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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