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Drilling and Blasting Manager

Employer
Vulcan Materials
Location
Irwindale, CA, United States
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Category
Geology & GeoSciences, Mining Production
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
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Build Your Career. Build America’s Future.

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. When you join Vulcan, it’s more than starting an exciting career – you get to make a difference for millions of people every day across the country.

When you join Vulcan, you join a dynamic culture where career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is valued. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time .

The drilling and Blasting Manager is responsible for managing and directing the Western Division’s Drilling and Blasting programs across CA , including construction materials, quarry locations. Key areas of responsibility include providing drilling and blasting strategy as the Subject Matter Expert with multi-drilling and multi-blasting plan management experience. The Drilling and Blasting Manager will be expected to drive a consistent approach and continuous improvement to safety, community relations, and internal customer support and create strategic plans and manage initiative prioritization for the Central Division Drilling and Blasting strategy. Additionally, works within a team-based organization supported by safety, health and environmental, finance, human resources, community and governmental relations, legal, marketing, procurement, logistics, information technology, and engineering.

What You’ll Do:

Promote Safety. Take an active role in prioritizing safety for yourself and others to ensure all drilling and blasting efforts result in zero accidents and are in total compliance with all Vulcan policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with all ATF, MSHA, State, and Local Agency requirements related to explosives storage and handling.

Manage Employee Relations. Manage five direct reports providing strong leadership, training, team building, and supervision to all drilling and blasting employees to support the drilling and blasting function for the Central Division; guide all recruitment, training, development, and retention strategies for employees.

Technical Guidance. Provide blasting design expertise, guidance, and approval. Develop and assess shot designs providing safe, efficient, and productive blasting results. Provide drilling technical expertise and planning.
  • Implement and sustain a cost-effective blasting program that improves pit and front-end costs, including loading and hauling, while ensuring the safety of all personnel.
  • Utilize mine planning resources to integrate blasting, haulage profiles, and development to maximize long-term efficiency and safety
  • Create computer-driven blast design and modeling
  • Manage drill fleet

Maintain Compliance. Ensure that all Central Division drilling and blasting programs are in compliance with Vulcan’s safety, environmental, operations policies, and procedures. Work closely with regulatory agencies through the ASEE and ISEE to maintain positive relationships.

Manage Process Improvement. Direct process improvement goals and objectives supporting Central Division drilling and blasting initiatives to ensure that safety, productivity, and efficiency goals are met; establish and measure performance standards.
  • Continue to evaluate internal and external resources used for the D&B program to ensure we are achieving the lowest cost per ton and implement changes when recognized.
  • Work with procurement resources to safely achieve the lowest cost per ton

Advisor. Liaison and advisor for third-party shot and explosion services/product suppliers. Interface, oversight, and coordination responsibilities with external contract drillers. Assist operations, third-party seismic consultants, and safety representatives in the resolution of all blasting-related issues.

Support Community Relations Representative with all inquiries involving blasting related incidents and development of recommendations to prevent future issues or recurrences.

Coach and Guide Others. Provide strong leadership skills by motivating and providing mentorship to all employees, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. Build and lead a team that uses data to drive pit efficiency improvements and drive Skills You’ll Need:

Experience. 10 years of experience in hard rock mining/quarrying industry experience to include blast design, haulage fleet oversight, and primary processing with a track record of progressive responsibility and successful multi-blast, multi-drill management is preferred.

Education. Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering or related field strongly preferred.

Leadership and Management Skills. Must be able to provide strong leadership and guidance to employees, direct and indirect reports, to motivate and maintain interpersonal relationships.

Interpersonal Skills. Must be an excellent motivator and team builder. Must be able to form strong social relationships and effectively communicate with both internal and external audiences.

Community Relations. Must have strong communication skills in representing the Central Division in public meetings and addressing drilling and blasting-related issue resolution.

What You’ll Like About Us :

Great Company Culture. Our people share a competitive drive for excellence in an environment of trust, teamwork, open-mindedness, and communication.

Safe. Industry leader in health and safety standards. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting all employees and customers.

Meaningful Work. What sets up apart is the work we do impacts daily lives – and every employee contributes. Our aggregates produced are used to build roads, schools, hospitals, airports, and housing throughout the United States .

Health Benefits. Medical, Dental, Vision programs, plus much more .

Rest and Relaxation. Paid vacation, personal floating days, and paid holidays. Prepare for the Future. 401(k) with company match and contribution.

Training and Development. We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their goals as a key part of our business.

Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
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