Blaster job at First Quantum Minerals

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Vacancy title:

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Mining , Category: Energy & Mining ]

Jobs at:

First Quantum Minerals

Deadline of this Job:
29 December 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Kalumbila , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Purpose of Role
The position exists to assist the Shift & Area Supervisor’s with blasting resources, materials and work processes employed on Kalumbila Mine. The role also provides technical guidance to employees on Blasting- related matters in order to ensure that the planned blasting works are completed on schedule, within budget and as per quality and safety standards.

Specific Job Responsibility
The role holder will be responsible for;
• Maintaining oversight over all day-to-day blasting works on the block.
• Ensuring QAQC on bench/charging /density of cups.
• Ensuring compliance during sleeving and charging activities
• In charge of bench barricading, clearness of Cones, Blast Boards and accountable for non-compliance issues.
• Capturing and tracking all statistics and data requirements on prescribed forms (i.e. dip- sheets, marked plans).
• To ensure overall on-bench House Keeping.
• To perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Experience & Qualifications
• Minimum of 2 year of experience in a Mining Environment
• Must have prior blasting experience
• Prior experience in an open pit setup is an added advantage
• Full Grade 12 Certificate
• Tertiary qualification in a Mining related field will be an added advantage
• Blasting Licence
• Electronic initiating systems certificate.
• Must be computer literate
• Drivers Licence

Job Specific Competencies
• Experience and knowledge in applicable Sleeving Methods
• Demonstrate working knowledge of Axxis Electronics
• Must possess knowledge of working with Xplo loggers

Key Job Attributes
• Attention to detail
• Must possess Excellent communication skills
• Problem solving skills
• Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
• Ability to multi-task
• Personal accountability
• Must be an active listener
• Must be a good team player
• Must demonstrate good peer relationships
• Must be able to effectively manage time
• Must be smart
• self-driven

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Job application procedure
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