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Shotfirer - Mt Owen

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - NSW Regional
Production / Operations
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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

Mt Owen Coal Mine is located 25 km’s north-west of Singleton in the picturesque Hunter Valley, currently producing over 8 million tons of run of mine (ROM) coal per annum. 

Reporting to the Supervisor, Drill & Blast this role will see you fundamentally contributing to the success of the blasting team on site, this is a Monday–Thursday roster with overtime available. 

In this role, you will:

  • Day to day field operations ensuring blasting targets are met 
  • Safe and healthy workplace for all employees is maintained 
  • Community and Environmental compliance is adhered to 
  • Transport and Delivery of dangerous goods 
  • Ensuring housekeeping in magazines, magazine compound, explosive vehicles and work areas to a high level 

About you

  • A Current NSW Shotfiring Blasting Explosives Users Licence for Open Cut Coal Mining 
  • Experience in Shotfiring and drilling operations
  • Experience with Digishot Plus Electronics (desirable)
  • Operational experience in Mobile Processing Units (desirable) 
  • Experience in stock management and bulk material loading 
  • Commitment to HSEC
  • Collaborative communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fluid/dynamic environment 
  • Ability to work in an adaptive team 
  • Self driven to work autonomously in the field 

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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