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Shotfirer Operator

Date: 20-Jul-2021

Location: Boddington, WA, AU, 6390

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a new kind of resources company built around a single idea: that in a rapidly changing world, we have an opportunity to make a difference from the ground up. We are a globally diversified metals and mining company with a portfolio of high quality, well maintained, cash generative assets. Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.


Come and Progress your career at Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM) and be part of a can-do culture, where we support each other achieve our goals to ensure we can achieve anything together. At BBM we focus on performance by staying safe, growing our performance and having fun.




This is offered as a full-time permanent opportunity based at the Worsley Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM). BBM is in a fantastic region with several great country towns in the region to choose from to call home. Enjoy fresh country air, the open space of Boddington Shire, with great infrastructure, schooling, sporting clubs and a thriving community. The region is only 80 minutes South of Perth and only 60 minutes from the coast.


About the role


Reporting to the Supervisor of Drill and Blast, the purpose of the role is to execute mining operations activities according to the operations and blast plan within the requirements of site standards and operating procedures. Execute all functions of the appointed shot-firer including safe use of explosives and procedural requirements, and provide guidance, instruction and coaching to the blast operators.


Further duties will include:


  • Control and monitor quality parameters of blasting activities.
  • Carry out the requirements of the appointed shot-firer
  • Ensure that explosives are used in accordance with safe operating practices and site procedures
  • Execute the blasting activities according to the schedule, blast plan and supervisor instructions.
  • Work with all required explosive products and associated tools and equipment, as defined by the operations standards and operating procedures
  • Assist with training of blast operators
  • Assist to develop and enhance work practices and procedures
  • Understand the purpose and functionality of critical controls relevant to work tasks of the production execution sub function and work to the prescribed performance standards and controls
  • Review and update plans and equipment history and communicate status to the appropriate parties
  • Maintain accurate records as required to control the use of explosives


About you 


The successful candidate will have experience in Drill and Blast operations, as well as the following:

  • Demonstrated written and oral English language proficiency
  • Hold a Western Australian Shot Firers License for surface operation
  • Hold a current C class driver’s license 
  • Have been awarded all Primary, Secondary knowledge qualifications where applicable
  • Be eligible to obtain a Dangerous Goods Security Card


Our benefits


  • Competitive Salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan


Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


This advertisement closes on the 3rd of August 2021