27 Nov 2023

Full Time Engineer Mining: Drill & Blast – Rossing Uranium

ROSSING URANIUM – Posted by o4na@ Swakopmund

Job Description


A vacancy exists for an Engineer Mining: Drill & Blasting within the Mining Department. Reporting to the Superintendent: Mining Operations. This role is primarily responsible for the effective and efficient execution and conformance to long, medium, and short-term Mine plan. Provide timely, safe, and efficient ore supply services, drill and blast, load and haul, dispatching engineering services to the mining operations to achieve mine production targets and continuous improvement in a cost-effective manner.


Key Performance Areas:

  • Maintaining Health, Safety & Environmental standards.
  • Align and forecast drill and blast schedules (medium- and short-term) with the long-term plan to ensure strategic alignment and planning.
  • Compile and analyse drill and blast performance, providing comprehensive scorecard reporting for evaluation and improvement.
  • Provide input to synchronize the planned maintenance schedule with the drill and blast schedule, optimizing operational efficiency.
  • Offer technical support to the drill and blast team, ensuring smooth operations and addressing technical challenges.
  • Ensure adherence of drill and blast processes to geotechnical and production constraints, focusing on safe high walls, foot walls, and optimal fragmentation.
  • Optimize fragmentation across the entire comminution chain, monitoring blasts and analysing post-blast outcomes for continuous improvement.
  • Administer reporting systems to optimize equipment maintenance and utilization, enhancing overall operational performance.
  • Facilitate alignment of other stakeholders with drill and blast activities, promoting collaboration and coordination across the organization.
  • Conduct blast tie-up, assessments, and analysis to assess blast effectiveness and make necessary adjustments for improvement.
  • Identify and investigate potential risks to the drill and blast schedules/plan, providing advisory insights for proactive risk mitigation and management.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 certificate with 20 points
  • A recognized Bachelor’s/ B-Tech Degree in Mining Engineering. (NQF Level 7/8)
  • National Diploma in recognized Bachelor’s/ B-Tech Degree in Mining Engineering. (NQF Level 6)
  • Open Cast Blasting Ticket
  • Degree Holders: A minimum of five (5) years’ mining engineering experience in an open pit environment.
  • Diploma Holders: A minimum of seven (7) years’ mining engineering experience in an open pit environment.
  • A valid Code BE (Code 08) Driver’s Licence.

Required skills

  • Computer literacy (Mine Sight, Vulcan, Data mine, Micro mine and Gemcom as well as Mine Optimization software e.g. Whittle and COMET).
  • Quality Orientation.
  • Specialist Knowledge.
  • Problem Solving and Analysis.
  • Oral Communication.


How to Apply

The company ONLY accept application via their career portal. Interested candidates can apply via the link below:

Apply online via: Rossing Uranium Career Portal  

Closing Date: 01 December 2023

Job Categories: Engineering Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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