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Senior Engineer Drill & Blast

Rosebel Mine Site, Brokopondo, SurinameMine Operations

Job description

The Senior Engineer Drill & Blast will provide leadership and functional expertise in support of the RGM open pit drilling and blasting operations. This role is responsible for the safe and efficient management of explosives, oversight of the pattern design, production, wall control drilling, and blast initiation processes as well as other ancillary drilling and blasting operations. You will work closely with the Mine Operations team to ensure that drilling and blasting activities are carried out safely, efficiently, and in accordance with established procedures. You will also be responsible for providing technical guidance and support to the team, as well as developing and implementing new drilling and blasting strategies to improve operational efficiency.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the drill and blast planning and scheduling in accordance with the short-range mine plan.
  • Lead initiatives by identifying opportunities, products, or techniques for reducing Drill and Blast costs while improving the productivity of our loading fleet.
  • Prepare, verify, and approve Drill and Blast designs, including tie-up plans.
  • Provide leadership, technical expertise, and mentoring support to the Junior Drill & Blast Engineers. 
  • Supervise the production reports related to drill and blast activities.
  • Oversee the preparation of a weekly drill and blast plan in conjunction with the Senior Mining Engineers.

Job requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mining, Geotechnical Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in hard rock drill and blasting.
  • Knowledge of mine design software (preferably Gemcom GEMS) and MS Office (including Access).
  • Common Core Certification & holder of all required blasting tickets in the related jurisdiction.
  • Experience with DTH rigs and RC grade control drilling operations is essential.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and skills both oral and written in English, and Dutch is an asset. 
  • Willingness to work on a rotational schedule of 6 weeks on/ 3 weeks off.

If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for mining and a strong background in drilling and blasting operations, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity at Rosebel Gold Mines. Please note that only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered for the Senior Engineer Drill & Blast role at Rosebel Gold Mines.

Rosebel Mine Site, Brokopondo, Suriname
Mine Operations