Explosives Engineer

Engineering Lakewood, Colorado


Description

Position Summary

Explosives Engineer based in Western Division supporting the drilling & blasting program to improve mine to mill total cost per ton.

Key Responsibilities

  • Blast layout and design coordination with vendors aligned with mine plans to achieve targeted KPI’s
  • Mitigation of adverse impacts to neighbors and the community through coordination with vendors and site management
  • KPI administration to include: drill and blast activities, oversize production, pit equipment cycle times, and crushing plant production rates to identify and lead improvement initiatives aimed at complete process optimization
  • Drilling and blasting regulation and company policies compliance 
  • Production Process assessments

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required – Mining or Explosives Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years Explosives and Mining Operations Experience or Postgraduate Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong personal commitment to safety
  • Working knowledge and understanding of MSHA regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Valid Drone Pilots License preferred
  • Proficient with 3D blast design software(s) and integration with smart drills preferred
  • Bore Tracking knowledge and experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable of mine planning software(s) a plus
  • Explosives product manufacturing and specifications knowledge
  • Flexibility with hours and changing schedules- 30-50% travel required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled