Senior Drill and Blast Engineer

Enviar solicitud Número de requerimiento: 506737
Tipo de contrato: Permanente / en desarrollo
País: Panamá
Locación: Donoso
Sitio: Cobre Panama - Mine Site
Categorías: Minería

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. se ha convertido en una empresa minera multinacional en menos de dos décadas; actualmente cuenta con recursos de níquel y cobre en Europa, África, Australia y Sudamérica. Este crecimiento exponencial ha sido gracias al trabajo del equipo de FQM, quienes se han esforzado por ser más audaces, más inteligentes y más tenaces en todo lo que hacen.

En marzo de 2013, First Quantum Minerals adquirió Inmet Mining, una compañía minera canadiense productora de cobre y zinc con minas en Finlandia, España y Turquía, además de estar en posesión de un importante depósito de cobre en desarrollo en Panamá, conocido como Cobre Panamá. La combinación de los activos de First Quantum e Inmet han creado uno de los productores de cobre más importantes del mundo con un portafolio diversificado geográficamente y con proyectos de desarrollo y operaciones de alta calidad en ocho países presentes alrededor de los cinco continentes.

Con un plan estratégico para producir más de 1 millon de toneladas de cobre por año, la compañía estará preparada para convertirse en el productor de cobre más grande dentro de cinco años y uno de los cinco más importantes del mundo.

Key Responsibilities:


Technical Accountabilities

  • Design, plan, monitor and report on all Drill & Blast activities to insure a productive and efficient mining operation.
  • Produce accurate Drill & Blast designs in a timely manner, as defined by the 3 Monthly and Weekly Plans provided by short range engineering.
  • Under the direction of the Drill and Blast Lead undertake Drill and Blast related project studies and investigations: blast movement monitoring, wall control blasting trials, electronic initiation designs, mine to mill analysis, and other related projects.
  • Introduce innovative D&B Engineering techniques and products. 
  • Be able to verify, analyse, and report blast performance data.
  • Liaise with other departments on deliverables, inputs, and stakeholder needs

Compliance / Quality Control

  • Champion operational quality control.  Ensure holes are drilled to engineering planed depth, location, and inclination to achieve the desired blast result.
  • Prepare, monitor and update production data associated with drilling and blasting activities.
  • Review Q/A data, digging rates, and blast videos to determine areas of further improvement.
  • Ensure Blast Masters Plans for the 3-month forecast are produced in timely manner.  
  • Review and analyses contractor shot reports identifying trends and inefficiencies.
  • Consult and develop a close working relationship with the Geotechnical Engineer in order to optimize pit wall stability.
  • Develop a sense of continuous improvement, seek to streamline drill and blast process to increase productivity, quality and compliance.

Education & Experience

  • BSc in Mining Engineering & min of 5-8 years open pit mining in a drill and blast capacity.

Skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with many stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain self-discipline within a stressful environment.
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural environment

Language

  • Fluency in English / Proficiency in Spanish is highly regarded.  A strong willingness to learn Spanish on site if not already proficient.

Behaviours

  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with conflicting priorities while providing consistent leadership and direction.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain a cohesive working team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, remaining on track and compensating for variances.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage suppliers/contractors.
  • Vision to perceive risks and opportunities and an ability to act on these circumstances accordingly.
  • Ability to develop solutions in a rapidly changing and mentally challenging environment.
  • Willingness to take initiative on projects, design changes, and inventive solutions

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