Blasting Engineer - Orica



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At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures. Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world.

It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.

About The Role

The Engineer – Blasting provides engineering support on the management of storage, handling and use of explosives at the site, monitoring and auditing adherence to the explosives rules in line with company policy.

What you will be doing

Key Accountabilities

  • Checks the blast design for each blast to ensure so far as reasonably practicable that when such firing takes place it will not give rise to danger

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  • Ensures that explosives are stored, handled and used in a manner that is without risk to the health and safety of persons on or off-site, and bring anything which may adversely affect this to the project managers attention immediately
  • Determines the danger zone shall be determined by the Blasting Engineer in consultation with the project manager and Police authorities
  • Ensures an adequate written Blasting Specification is produced for each blast and approved by project manager
  • Ensures Explosive rules relating to the storage, handling and use of explosives are followed
  • Ensures that equipment and accessories used for shot firing is suitable and safe and site conditions are in line with the blast specification before work with explosives begins.
  • Ensures that unsafe equipment and accessories are taken out of use immediately
  • Ensures that only authorised persons carry out work with explosives and are authorized in writing by the Ministry of Interior
  • Where appropriate, checks that the electrical integrity of the shot firing system or circuit to minimize the risk of a misfire
  • Ensures that the second check of all surface connections/underground are still connected before they are covered
  • Ensures unauthorized persons are not allowed inside the danger zone
  • Checks the status of all the sentries before the blast
  • Ensures that all shots are fired from a safe location Inspects the face and certifies the Blast free of misfires after completion of waiting time
  • Ensures that proper ventilation is provided at the site during the time of charging
  • Ensures that sufficient ventilation is provided to clear away noxious fumes after the blast
  • Ensures that the safety officer completes gas monitoring regularly after the blast and record the content of gases
  • Monitors and audits adherence to the explosives rules in line with company policy.

What you will bring

BAND F PEOPLE LEADER

  • Minimum 7 years experience post qualification.
  • Experience leading a team, including building a collaborative approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic and commercial acumen supported by sound commercial judgement.
  • Ability to plan, influence & execute.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present strategic logic and recommended pathways, coupled with the ability to present to key stakeholders.

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BAND F TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

  • Minimum 3 to 6 years experience post qualification.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic and commercial acumen supported by sound commercial judgement.
  • Ability to plan, influence & execute.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to present strategic logic and recommended pathways, coupled with the ability to present to key stakeholders.

Role dependent – technical &/or functional business system applications required for tasks (e.g. SAP, SF, Concur, analytics/visualisation tools, engineering software, etc.)

Role dimensions

Span Of Control

  • Headcount – X Direct, X Indirect

Sphere Of Influence

  • Department / Functional Sub-specialty SME

Travel Requirements

  • Role dependent

Your Qualifications

Insert tertiary qualification required for role (e.g. Accountant must have a tertiary degree in an Accounting discipline, an Engineer must have a tertiary degree in an Engineering discipline)

OR

Technical qualification / legistlative / SHES certification

How You Shape And Influence Others

  • Demonstrates courage, resilience and flexibility
  • Strong reputation for integrity, ethics, personal values and solid character
  • Strong stakeholder management, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Self-aware and open to feedback
  • Work effectively across the business unit
  • High-level decision-making ability
  • Able to manage multiple tasks within deadlines and work independently

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What we offer

As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills.

You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.

We respect and value all

Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone’s contributions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.


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