Anglo Jobs – Manager Drilling & Blasting

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Job Description:

Join us as a Section Manager Drilling & Blasting OC to play an integral role in developing and implementing appropriate business and operational action plans to ensure continuous achievement and uninterrupted production.

As a legal appointee 2.6.1 in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act (South Africa), the Section Manager Drilling & Blasting will be to ensure that the Drilling & Blasting activities are executed in accordance with the plan and that the metres drilled, and tonnes blasted are executed safely to achieve production tonnes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with safety, health and environmental standards.
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, understand and deliver on their operational needs, and identify and resolve issues timeously.
  • Develop, maintain, update, and communicate all legal and operational policies, procedure, standards, and guidelines relevant to the area of responsibility.
  • Implementation of required technology in both drilling & blasting section
  • Effective People Management: Ensure that roles are clearly defined and that competencies and learning paths are developed to human capacity and capability.
  • Ensure all holes are drilled, charged, and blasted according to plan to assure production, assist with planning of blasting schedule/s, implementation thereof, control, review and adjust schedule/s where necessary and highlight risks
  • Create and implement agreed upon operational planning and production targets, ensuring that integrated operational plans are practically designed, executable and support the business strategy
  • Asset optimisation of operational capabilities.
  • Financial budgeting and management.
  • Ensuring work is executed to high level of quality on both drilling & blasting
  • Manage day to day operations of Drilling & Blasting, improve efficiency and continuously drive quality mining

Job Requirements:

  • Proficient in assessing management principles around open pit mining and related equipment and associated operational standards and philosophies
  • Strong understanding of the full spectrum of MRM and liaison with other related disciplines (Survey, Geology, Rock Engineering etc.)
  • Valid Certificate of Fitness
  • Appointed or previously acted in a Section 2.6.1 legal appointment
  • Valid South African Driver’s license

Qualification & Experience:

  • Completed or in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification would be advantageous
  • Advanced knowledge and extensive experience in Drilling & Blasting within opencast mining environment
    National Diploma or Degree in Mining Engineering
  • Advanced budget and cost control experience
  • Contractor Management experience
  • Minimum of 7 years demonstrated mining production experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role within open pit mining operations
  • Opencast or Surface Blasting Certificate
  • Experience in project management would be advantageous

Job Details:

Company: Anglo American

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Limpopo, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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