Shot Firer - Lake Vermont

Job Description

Work with a team of the best

With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

About the role

As our next Shotfirer reporting to the Senior Shotfirer you will work collaboratively towards delivering high-quality solutions and results. 

Lake Vermont Coal Project is situated in Dysart, North Queensland.

Plan and control the blast process
Supervise site blasting operations
Mentor and train bench assistants to ensure high quality work practices are maintained
Monitor and address safety throughout the entire drilling and blasting process
Blast control, including planning and communicating with production and technical service teams on site
Time manage blasting operations to ensure blasts are initiated at the scheduled time
Roster & Conditions

Roster is 7 days on, 7 days off rotating shifts
12.5 hour day shift only
Permanent positions
Buses provided from Mackay and Yeppoon/Rockhampton to camp in Dysart
Salary sacrifice flights available
About you

To be successful in this role you are required to have;

Queensland shotfiring ticket
Current manual driver's licence
Recent shotfiring experience
Coal mining experience
Blast control experience
Experience with initiating systems - electronic and nonel
Casting and pre-split blasting experience
MPU operation
Ability to operate a loader, bobcat and de-watering unit
Effective time management skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Effective communication skills
About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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How to apply

This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

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