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Do you want to live amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America and enjoy hiking amongst some of Canada’s largest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides? Our client is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of coal for the global steel industry located in Northeast British Columbia and has a great opportunity for you. Our client is seeking a full time, permanent, experienced Drill and Blast Coordinator. If you feel you could excel at this opportunity please apply below. 
This is a safety sensitive position.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the blast pattern designs and pursue optimum efficiency
  • Coordinate with Mine Manager that all drill and blast priorities are followed
  • Oversee drilling activity and ensure optimal performance
  • Review and sign off on all drill pattern designs and loading instructions
  • Oversee blaster activity and ensure minimal operational delays
  • Constantly monitor and validate all supplier invoices for accuracy
  • Ensure drill consumable items are available but kept at minimum levels
  • Pursue optimal bit usage and seek low cost per meter drilled performance; test new bits and other related hardware
  • Manage and maintain all blasting magazine storage sites
  • Oversee the timely ordering of all blasting accessories (detonators, boosters, etc.)
  • Monitor the daily blasting logs and ensure usage accuracy
  • Manage and maintain that adequate bulk supplies are always available
  • Monitor Supplier activities to ensure CCR’s best interests are met
  • Where appropriate, ensure that Supplier provides the proper mix of bulk versus emulsion to ensure optimal fragmentation at CCR’s lowest cost 
  • Continuously pursue technological methods to improve productivity and lower costs
  • Advance the usage of the current drill Terrain package
  • Fully utilize all of the information available to improve driller’s performance
  • Incorporate Terrain information for better blast pattern designs
  • Work with Manufacturers and Suppliers (Drill and Blast) to seek product improvements and new technology to improve productivity and lower costs
  • Work with Mine Manager to improve the Drill and Blast activities
  • Daily monitoring of each Driller’s and Blaster’s performance and how to improve
  • Work with Company personnel to share "best practices”
  • Ensure that all Drill and Blast activity meets or exceeds all legal requirements
  • Work with Maintenance Department for planning and scheduling of all maintenance work for drills, blaster trucks and other equipment are completed
  • Monitor and ensure that all equipment (drills and other equipment) are operated in a safe and without damage; lead all loss investigations and provide solutions when loss occurs 
Candidate Qualifications 
  • Valid BC Blasting Certificate
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in an open-pit mining environment
  • Employee bus transport is available to Chetwynd
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available 
  • Schedule: 12-hour shifts, (7 days on / 7 days off) 2x 30-minute breaks per shift

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