Drill and Blast Engineers - Paraburdoo

Last updated 21 hours ago
Job Type:Full Time

Drill and Blast Engineers – Paraburdoo

  • Be recognised for your talent as part of a dynamic and progressive team
  • Utilise the latest technology, working for a truly global mining organisation
  • Generous employee benefits and discounts available

It’s a really exciting time to be part of the Mine Technical Services team at Rio Tinto Iron Ore, with a number of new projects being developed in Western Australia and a large team of highly experienced, industry-leading professionals to learn from! We offer a dynamic work environment with the opportunity to be involved with diverse projects and receive invaluable exposure opportunities across project development, technology & innovation.

Watch to see a day in the life of our Technical Services team:https://www.youtube.com/embed/X9_OJgjPB14

About the role

We are currently seeking applications from Drill and Blast Engineers to join our dynamic mine technical services teams in the Pilbara. These key roles are responsible for drill and blast design and planning activities for the mining operations in order to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the mine plan.

Reporting to the Senior Mining Engineer, you will be involved in creating effective drill patterns, electronic initiation and charging designs and explore new ways to increase drill and blast productivity. You will utilise your engagement skills to effectively liaise with operational supervisors to get your designs implemented in the field. Additionally, these opportunities will see you work with the latest technologies, using drones for blast capture and RTVis™ 3D visualisation technology for real-time drill unit performance tracking!

This role is for applicants residing in or willing to permanently relocate to Western Australia. Rio Tinto offers Fly in and fly out options from Perth, our regional FIFO hubs and the opportunity to live in our residential towns where applicable.

About you

With tertiary qualifications in mining engineering or another mining related field, you will have demonstrated drill and blast experience within an open cut mining environment - preferably iron ore. You will have a working knowledge of business and 3D mining software such as Vulcan and Blast Plan, and have the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

A current C Class driver’s licence is required and the ability to obtain and maintain a dangerous goods security card will be well regarded. Prior drill and blast design experience along with wall control and vibration modelling experience will be advantageous.

What we are offering

  • An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers everything life throws at you
  • Discounted Health cover scheme for you and your immediate family
  • An array of salary sacrifice and packaging options
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Employee discounts with our many partners in banking, motoring, hotel accommodation, airlines/travel and retail

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets with industry-leading margins. Our premium product suite, including our flagship Pilbara blend, drives strong customer relationships and is supported by technical and commercial marketing expertise. The iron ore business continues to be the world's largest autonomous truck operator and a proud leader in automated mining technologies.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore, coal and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

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Applications close on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)