Barrick Gold

Goldstrike Underground Drill and Blast Engineer

Goldstrike, Nevada, United States
Nov 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Position Description:

At Nevada Gold Mines, our vision is to be the world's most valued gold mining business by finding, developing and operating the best assets with the best people. Our people division is growing, and we are looking for an Underground Drill and Blast Engineer at our Goldstrike operations. This position will report to the Operations Superintendent and work an 8 on 6 off, day shift roster overseeing all drill and blast activities on site. The successful candidate will supervise the four rotating drill and blast crews at Goldstrike Underground and be responsible for day to day execution of the long hole open stope drilling and blasting activities. At Nevada Gold Mines we are committed to a safe work environment sending every person home safe and healthy every day and leaving a sustainable legacy on our host communities. We offer a generous benefits package which includes a c ompetitive medical, dental, and vision plan with national provider networks, a 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, paid time off, company-sponsored medical clinics, company match share purchase program, and much more!


  • Working cooperatively with design engineering teams to develop and improve plans and procedures.
  • Manage both operators and supervisors involved in drilling and blasting activities.
  • Leading cost saving initiatives.
  • Build and maintain drill and blast cost models
  • Measure and improve blast performance using various KPI's
  • Managing reliability of the centralized blasting systems
  • Contribute to and coordinate training for both underground operations and technical services personnel in drill and blast techniques.
  • Administer QA/QC of drilling and blasting activities.
  • Assist with selections and application of explosive products
  • Other projects associated with a progressive underground mining environment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining, Engineering or related field required
  • Must have previous experience supervising and directing drill and blast activities.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in underground mining engineering preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with other departments to optimize the plans of current and future mining activities
  • Excellent safety record with the ability to demonstrate safety leadership required
  • Ability to get BATF clearance to handle explosives required
  • Experience using Vulcan, Deswik, and Microsoft Office Suite preferred
  • Team leader, problem solver and excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to cross-train with the mining engineering group required

What We Can Offer You
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
  • Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.

The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick's Cortez; the combination of Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin; and the combination of Barrick's Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick's Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick .

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.