Drill & Blast Engineer

Job Description

CORONADO GLOBAL RESOURCES is one of the world's biggest producers of high-quality metallurgical coal. Our global operations are located in two of the largest and most productive metallurgical coal basins in the world, the Bowen Basin in Queensland, Australia and the Central Appalachian region of the US, servicing customers throughout the Asia-Pacific, Americas and European regions.

Curragh Mine, near Blackwater, is one of the largest open-cut coal mines in the Queensland Bowen Basin and is unique in that it has two Coal Handling Preparation Plants.


About the Role

We are looking for a highly capable Drill and Blast Engineer with experience in optimising all aspects of operational drill and blast. We want people who passionate about their field of expertise and mining. This is a permanent opportunity working on a 7 on, 7 off roster.

Reporting to the Senior Drill & Blast Engineer in the Technical Services Department, you will you will be required to effectively plan and continually improve the Drill and Blast function, in order to maximize utilization and mine productivity. You will ensure all tasks are conducted according to Curragh's policies and procedures as well as complying with the standards and obligations required under the relevant Statutory Acts and Regulations to enable the achievement of the organisational goals.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be an effective communicator with a strong production focus, you will have the skills and the drive to support the Drill and Blast operations in particular: -

Commitment to safe work practices;
Demonstrated skill in mine planning and mine design;
Experience with mine planning software i.e. Vulcan, XPAC, 3dDig, Blast Logic;
Explosives handling, storage and legislation knowledge.

What We Offer

With a short 15-minute drive to work every day and 2.5 hours from the Capricorn Coast, there are not many mine sites that can boast a quicker daily commute or weekend getaway. Not only an enviable location, Curragh offers industry competitive remuneration packages and a variety of subsidised accommodation options.

We support our employees with ongoing learning and development opportunities, and other health and wellbeing initiatives.

If you are keen to further your career with a global mining company, apply now.

Applications close 22 May 2022

Coronado Curragh values collaboration, taking accountability, showing respect for each other and striving for excellence in all that we do. We value innovation, encourage and recognise employee contributions and ideas, and we reward our employees' effort and performance.