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Drill and Blast Manager – Newcastle needed at Oza Holdings

Job title : Drill and Blast Manager – Newcastle

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Newcastle

Deadline : April 07, 2024

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As a Drill and Blast Manager, you will be responsible to ensure efficient and safe drilling and blasting operations within a coal mine environment. Oversee all aspects of drill and blast activities, including planning, coordination, execution, and optimization to achieve production targets while adhering to safety and environmental regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
Planning and Strategy:

  • Develop comprehensive drill and blast plans in collaboration with mine planning and engineering teams
  • Analyze geological data and mine designs to determine optimal drilling and blasting techniques
  • Ensure alignment of drill and blast activities with overall mine production schedules and targets
  • Continuously review and improve drilling and blasting strategies to enhance efficiency and productivity

Operational Management:

  • Supervise and coordinate drill and blast operations, including drilling, explosives loading, and blasting activities
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules to ensure uninterrupted operations
  • Oversee the procurement and inventory management of drilling and blasting consumables, including 
  • explosives, drilling rigs, and accessories
  • Implement safety protocols and procedures to mitigate risks associated with drilling and blasting activities
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor a team of drillers, blasters, and support staff to achieve operational excellence
  • Provide training and development opportunities to enhance the skills and capabilities of the drill and blast team
  • Foster a culture of safety, teamwork, and accountability among team members

Quality Assurance and Performance Optimization:

  • Monitor and analyze drilling and blasting performance metrics, such as fragmentation, vibration levels, and powder factors
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency improvements to minimize costs and maximize productivity
  • Implement corrective actions to address deviations from planned drill and blast parameters

Environmental and Community Relations:

  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations related to drilling and blasting activities, including air and water quality standards
  • Implement measures to minimize environmental impact, such as dust suppression and noise control
  • Engage with local communities to address concerns related to drilling and blasting operations and maintain positive relations

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering, or a related field
  • A valid blasting ticket
  • 5 to 10 years experience in drill and blast operations within the mining industry, preferably in coal mining
  • Strong understanding of drilling and blasting principles, techniques, and equipment
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and best practices related to mine safety and environmental management
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment
  • A valid drivers licence and own reliable vehicle

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