Friday , December 9 2022

Petra Diamond Mine Vacancies – Specialist Drill and Blast

Website Petra Diamonds

Job Description:

Reporting to the Mining Engineer: Drill and Blast, the role will provide specialized Mining Engineering expertise and support to Mining in the field of drilling and blasting to ensure safe and optimized development and extraction of the orebody. Provide technical support including blast design, scheduling, short-term planning and quality assurance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and implement corrective actions to improve incorrect tunnel profiles and poor ring extraction due to poor drill and blast practices.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in area of expertise.
  • Implement systems and controls in accordance to mining best practice (new standards, processes and methodologies) to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of mining resources at the operation.
  • Contribute to the identification, analysis and interpretation of mining risks within the operation. Implement strategies and systems to mitigate risk and to prevent and reduce loss of the operation’s assets. Provide this as input into the ERM program.
  • Identify deviations to standards through appropriate work processes.
  • Analyze, interpret and report on operational data and performance against established targets and standards to Provide
  • Model behavior that is consistent with the Company Safety, Health and Environment Vision.
  • Conduct blasting performance assessment including quality control on drilling and blasting practices.
  • Coaching and mentoring of Drill and Blast crews to ensure quality of tunnel development.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system with the Mining and Technical Services Functions.
  • Assurance and Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Design and implement optimized blasting patterns (production rings and development tunnels) utilizing appropriate software, inclusive of drilling pattern, explosive selection, powder factor and timing.
  • Model behavior that is consistent with the Company Values and Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Ensure that all Drill and Blast reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in an underground mine production and/or development environment (massive mining).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill of all applicable environmental policies, procedures, legislative requirements, principles and practices.
  • Competent in relevant planning, scheduling and ring design and drill and blast design software –
  • Demonstrate knowledge with regards to applicable mining legislative requirements.
  • Blasting Certificate OR National Certificate Rock breaking Underground Hard Rock Level 3
  • Mine Overseers Certificate of Competence.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and understanding with regards to explosive usage and legislation.
  • Conduct visual assessment of blasted face or ring and use experiential reasoning to assess the quality of the blast.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of applicable software to do ring and blast design.
  • B Tech or BSc or B.Eng in Mining Engineering
  • Computer Literacy and Microsoft Office Suite (Intermediate).
  • Valid Drivers’ License.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with regards to drills and drilling technology.

Job Details:

Company: Petra Diamonds

Job Category: Mining

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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