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Apply Now: AngloGold Ashanti Limited Recruits Drill And Blast Engineer




Company Brief
AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently in a redevelopment phase which will lead to a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

Job description
To provide direct Mining Technical support services to the AGA operating assets and development projects in order to achieve business objectives/targets and to develop drill and blast guidelines and procedures to optimize ore extraction.

Assist the Senior Drill and Blast engineer to map key internal stakeholder relationships and value with relevant management routines (communication, touchpoints, key meetings)
Implement QAQC program for continuous improvement
In cooperation with Senior Engineers initiate and implement Drill & Blast programs which includes but not limited to the following:

Drill equipment locations, performance and priorities tracker
Drill and Blast schedule in tandem with 3 monthly rolling forecasts
Drilled and broken inventory tracker
Under the supervision of the Senior Drill and Blast Engineer, provide Drill & Blast planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
Participate in developing the annual Drill & Blast cost center budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium-term, and Life of Mine (LoM) business plans
Assist the Senior Drill and Blast Engineer to deliver the work of the Drill & Blast function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs, and related KPIs
Demonstrate personal safety and environmental accountability and assist in promoting the Culture across the Drill & Blast department regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development.

Work alongside with peers to capably and consistently deliver the annual budget, according to their role and level of authority
Rigorously drive implementation of projects assigned to him/her by superiors and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Drill & Blast function.


Assist in developing and maintaining constructive relationships with Internal Stakeholders (Corporate, Group Planning & Technical, sister mines, Mining Contractor, etc.) and external Stakeholders (Regulatory Agencies and Authorities, Minerals Commission) to establish existing and changing societal and regulatory expectations and requirements
BSc. Mining / Engineering Degree or equivalent

Minimum of two (2) years’ proven experience in underground mine planning/technical department;
Experience in DTH rigs and long-hole drill design essential;
Proficient with Mine Planning Software (preferably Datamine and Surpac) and knowledge of MS Office Suites;
Knowledge of Underground drill and blast design software e.g Ring king or Aegis essential. Advantageous for candidates with Aegis experience
Knowledge of a variety of mining methods applicable to the site
Excellent Communication Skills.
Application Deadline
19 Oct, 2020

How To Apply

To apply for this position send your CV and application letter to the official website. Visit here to apply