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Senior Drill and Blast Engineer

Job Description

Our client based in Kolwezi, DRC currently as an opportunity for a Senior Drill and Blast Engineer on a permanent basis.

The Drill and Blast Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing drilling and blasting plans for mining operations. This includes selecting appropriate drilling and blasting techniques, determining shot-fire patterns, and supervising the loading and firing of explosives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan drilling and blasting patterns for mining operations
  • Select appropriate drilling and blasting techniques
  • Determine shot-fire patterns
  • Supervise the loading and firing of explosives
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of drilling and blasting supplies
  • Conduct regular safety inspections and ensure compliance with regulations
  • Collaborate with mining engineers and other team members to optimize drilling and blasting operations
  • Prepare reports and documentation related to drilling and blasting activities


  • Bachelor's degree in mining engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in drilling and blasting operations
  • Strong understanding of drilling and blasting techniques and regulations
  • Experience with mining software and technologies
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Bilingual English/French

This job may require working in remote and rugged environments, in shifts and on weekends, and may involve exposure to dust, noise, and vibration