Drill & Blast Superintendent

Location: Lihir Island Posted Date: May 20, 2017
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We are seeking a Drill & Blast Superintendent to manage the activities and resources of all teams in the drill and blast section, to ensure the safe and effective implementation of monthly, weekly and daily mining schedules.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Mine Manager, you will be responsible for: 

  • Managing drill and blast operations through effective planning, communication, and the supervision of staff and contractors; 
  • Working closely with Mining Superintendents on short, medium, and long-term planning and scheduling, as well as on geological, geotechnical and geothermal issues; 
  • Contributing to performance improvement through participation in continuous improvement projects across the department; 
  • Timely and accurate reporting, as required, to management on a daily, weekly and monthly basis; and  
  • Providing guidance and technical support to direct reports via regular performance feedback, direction, and the development of individual improvement plans.

This is a permanent position that is based residentially on Lihir Island in company provided accommodation. Lifestyle Located on Niolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea, Lihir offers both residential and fly in fly out opportunities (role dependent).

Our site offers a range of facilities including a medical clinic, the international primary school for residential families and the Lihir Sports and Social Club with its varied sporting activities and popular bar and bistro.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have strong experience in the management of open pit mining operations, and will be familiar with working at the senior level. This background will be supplemented by a tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering, as well as a solid understanding of drill and blast techniques.

Finally, exposure to improvement projects and driving innovation will hold you in good stead, as will the ability to lead a multinational team in a technically challenging and geographically remote environment.

About Us

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™.

We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

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