Drill and Blast Engineer

Mary River, Nunavut, Canada
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Mission for this Position

About Us

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world's most captivating and seldom seen destinations. We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else. We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

Reporting to the Mine Technical Services Superintendent, the Drill and Blast Engineer is responsible for supporting and optimizing Drill and Blast operations at the Mary River Mine. As a key link between the technical and operational teams, you will use your technical expertise and influencing skills to ensure everyone works together towards a common goal of safely and efficiently manufacturing high quality iron ore.

Main Accountabilities

  • Ensure drill and blast designs are carried out in accordance with approved budgets and site standards
  • Optimize blast fragmentation for loading unit performance, crushing throughput and product quality
  • Provide technical guidance for all blasting activities on site
  • Liaise with and provide direction to operations about drill and blast sequence, blasting timing and blasting requirements
  • Forecasting and coordination of sealift orders for explosives and drilling consumables
  • Monitor equipment performance, report and provide feedback to stakeholders
  • All other duties as required

Main Qualifications

  • Degree in mining engineering with 3+ years' experience in open pit mining or equivalent experience
  • Experience in open pit drill and blast and mine production is essential
  • Knowledge of CAD software and Microsoft Suite is essential
  • Experience in data analysis and process optimization would be considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently in a remote site environment under all weather conditions

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