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Job Description:

HR Project Partners is currently accepting resumes for a Drill & Blast Engineer on behalf of one of our clients. The ideal candidate would have experience in Drill & Blast operations.

This position is in Northern Canada. This is a permanent position with 3 on/3 off rotation.

Essential Job Functions:

Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, the Drill and Blast Engineer is responsible for supporting and optimizing Drill and Blast operations at the Mary River Mine. As a key link between the technical and operational teams, you will use your technical expertise and influencing skills to ensure everyone works together towards a common goal of safely and efficiently manufacturing high quality iron ore.

  • Develop drill and blast procedures.
  • Develop drill and blast measurement systems and analytical framework.
  • Responsible for management of drill and blast function across shifts.
  • Responsible for identification and resolution of issues with site blast contractors.
  • Ensure drill and blast designs are carried out in accordance with approved budgets and site standards.
  • Optimize blast fragmentation for loading unit performance, crushing thorough put and product quality.
  • Provide technical guidance for all blasting activities on site.
  • Liaise with and provide direction to operations about drill and blast sequence, blasting timing and blasting requirements.
  • Forecasting and coordination of sealift orders for explosives and drilling consumables.
  • Monitor equipment performance, report and provide feedback to stakeholders
  • Implement and stay up to date on latest industry developments.
  • All other duties as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mine Engineering and/or related discipline required.
  • From 3 years to 5 years of experience with drill blast design
  • 5 to 7 years of Technical and / or operational mining experience (e.g., mine planning, D&B supervisor, etc.)
  • Professional Engineer Registration in Canada

Knowledge, Skills, & Attributes:

  • Experience with CAD mining software.
  • Experience with Blast tying software.
  • Experience with explosive manufacturing.
  • Experience in data analysis and process optimization is essential.
  • Experience is developing frameworks and procedures from the ground up is essential.
  • Ability to work independently in a remote site environment under all weather.

How to Apply:

When submitting your application to HR Project Partners for this opportunity, please submit a PDF version and include the job number.

 About Us:

HR Project Partners Inc. (HRPP) is a Human Resources consulting company offering various services in Human Resources, both to individuals and to companies. One of those services is recruitment for companies on a provincial and national basis.

HR Project Partners is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply directly to this job posting. For questions regarding the position, please feel free to email While HR Project Partners appreciates all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Job Overview

Posted date :
October 11, 2022
Job nature :
Full Time

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