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McArthur River Mining


McArthur River Mining

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/11/2017

Job Category:

Mining, Energy & Resources / Drilling and Blast

Job description:

McArthur River Mine (MRM) is one of the world’s largest Zinc, Lead and Silver deposits and is the largest supplier of Bulk Concentrate to the world market. Currently, this world class ‘Here’s Your Chance’ deposit has a long 20-year mine life.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Shotfirer to join the drill & blast team.

Reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor your key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Reading, understanding and executing charge plans;
  • Safely handling and transporting explosives;
  • Initiating blasts;
  • Providing support and guidance to other Shotfirers and Bench Hands on site;
  • Compliance with the weekly plan to achieve established KPIs

To secure this role you will need:

  • Extensive exposure to shotfiring duties and 2 years experience working in a similar role
  • A current Police/ASIO clearance and statutory licence to handle, transport and store explosives
  • Significant knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures associated with the handling of explosives, particularly as it relates to a mine site
  • An understanding of environmental and safety compliance associated with the role
  • An inherent ability to promote a positive work culture and team environment

We offer a competitive salary package, coupled with an attractive FIFO roster from Darwin (14 days on, 14 days off).

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 20 December.