Senior Shotfirer/Blasting Technician

Job Description

About Orica

At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures.  Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilise vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world. 

It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.


About the role

We are on the lookout for a Blasting Technician that will be based in our Emerald office. The primary purpose of this role will be to provide field support with a strong emphasis on blast design and EBS support.

Typically our Blasting Technicians are proven and advanced level senior shotfirers who are now ready to take their careers in a technical direction. Our Blasting Technicians are the face of our company, and assist our customers and operations teams by providing technical expertise and input on blasting on a variety of client mine sites. They play a key role in optimizing and revolutionizing the way our customers mine, and play an important role in bringing our technology to life on our customer sites all over the world.


What you will be doing


Managing technical blasting projects to deliver value to our customers;
Working with our customers to priorities projects whilst utilizing our global network of experts to deliver these projects;
Developing long-term partnerships with Orica's customers
Supporting our customer's blasting technical requirements;
Managing our customer technical relationship and managing your time to engagement and interface with key sites;
Taking accountability for delivering outstanding results;
Continually improving your technical expertise in our products and services.

What you will bring

Proven advanced level practical surface shotfiring experience (3+ years) and/or Degree qualification Mining Engineering or a related discipline;
Solid technical experience in drill and blast, preferably within varied sites and environments in OC mining;
Solid understanding of mining, including the cost and profit mechanisms of open pit mining;
An ability to work autonomously, and with limited direction as well as part of a tightly functioning team;
Experience in managing environmental conditions including vibration, fume, dust and noise for neighboring towns and properties;
Commitment to partnering with customers and your team, always accountable for your actions;
A mindset to always looks for better ways to deliver value.

What we offer

As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills. 

You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.


We respect and value all

Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone’s contributions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.