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Saraji Mine | Drill and Blast Specialist Mine Scheduling | 8:6 Roster


Location: Australia

Job Type: Not Specified


About the Role

Queensland Coal comprises the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) assets in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, Australia.

BMA is Australia’s largest coal producer and supplier of seaborne metallurgical coal. BMA is owned 50:50 by BHP and Mitsubishi Development. BMA operates seven Bowen Basin mines (Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Blackwater and Caval Ridge) and owns and operates the Hay Point Coal Terminal near Mackay.

Working flexible commute arrangements on an 8:6 roster at Saraji mine you will be reporting to the Lead Drill and Blast Engineer. You will be primarily involved in providing design, scheduling and execution direction around the +1 to 16 week time frame at our Saraji Mine Operation, although you will have exposure to multiple other activities across the site.

This role will provide you the opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of Mine Planning; from traditional drill and blast designs through to experience in thru-seam blasting

This is a great opportunity to hone your mine planning and leadership skills as well as further develop a deep understanding of the key value drivers within a geologically complex open cut mining operation, while being part of a very supportive, inclusive, and successful team.

Your responsibilities will include:

Prepare drill and blast designs and schedules to optimise for safe and productive operations.
Build relationships with and obtain buy in from the operations teams for plans, schedules, and designs.
Identify interactions and key enabling activities and put plans in place to manage these.
Identify and implement Mine Planning improvement initiatives.
Develop and follow the Mine Planning standards and processes.
Participate in the investigation of reported events for Mine Planning.
Participate in training for Mine Planning.

About You

We have a strong focus on finding individuals with the right values, leadership and communication skills. Your interpersonal skills will foster collaborative working relationships and your ability to consolidate and analyse information will provide critical thinking and a solution-focused attitude.

As the successful candidate:

You will have a tertiary education in Engineering or significant drill and blast engineering experience.
Previous experience working at an Open Cut Coal Mining operation.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to build relationships across departments and to communicate with disciplines at all levels.
Strong working knowledge of Vulcan, Blastlogic, Viewshot, Microsoft Office, Spry and Paradigm would be an advantage.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.