Underground Technical Blasting Engineer

Location: Perth Posted Date: July 19, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 561589 Careermine Job Id: 1788165
Underground Technical Blasting Engineer
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Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Perth
Categories: Maintenance, Operations/Production

Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you'll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.
Position summary
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. With established relationships and world leading insight, we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain Assets, Infrastructure and Facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you'll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.

Downer Blasting Services (DBS) provides a full range of explosives products and services to the Australian open-cut and underground mining industry. As a significant supplier, DBS can provide Total Blasting Solutions to customers. Our five manufacturing plants supply customers across multiple commodities throughout the Australian open-cut and underground mining industry. DBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Downer.

We are currently seeking an experienced Underground Technical Services Engineer to provide technical services and business development support to all regions of Downer Blasting Services. Reporting to the Underground Operations Manager you will be responsible for optimising the Drill and Blast activities as well as undertaking Business Development functions focusing on building long term relationships with our people and our clients, by endeavouring to always go the extra mile and living the Downer Blasting Services (DBS) values.

In this role you will be required to plan, manage and coordinate mine planning services to the Project in accordance with contractual obligations. To provide strategic guidance on the review, study and implementation of mine planning activities and systems.

To be successful you will have:
  • Mining Engineer Tertiary Qualification;
  • Project Management experience;
  • Blast design and optimisation experience;
  • Sound understanding of all aspects of Underground hard rock mining;
  • Underground emulsion experience in Development and Production Blasting;
  • Minimum of 7 years demonstratable experience in underground drill and blast operations;
  • Experienced in the application of bulk emulsion in underground blasting;
  • Strong communication, written and interpersonal skills;
  • Highly proficient in the working knowledge of mining software systems and use of the Microsoft suite; and
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation.

All suitable applicants will provide:
  • Updated resume clearly outlining positions, duties performed, duration and employer, including at least two (2) referees;
  • Evidence of your right to work permanently in Australia;
  • Provide all necessary documentation/qualifications relevant to position sought; and
  • National Police Clearance (6 months)

WHAT WE OFFER

This position offers an attractive remuneration package along with the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment for a highly successful engineering organisation.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are passionate about what you do and motivated to succeed, apply now.

For further information please contact Belinda Rowan on (08) 6217 5885.

All applications are held in strict confidence. Downer reserves the right to close this position at any time.

Downer are an equal opportunity employer who promote and encourage diversity and inclusion. We also welcome applications from Indigenous Australians and Women.