Underground Operations Blasting Supervisor [Urgent need job]

Job Details


085712 Requisition #

Position Description:


Barrick is looking for an Underground Drill and Blast Supervisor to join our Barrick Nevada Cortez District Underground Operations.





  • Safely and effectively coordinate and manage drill and blast program for underground operations

  • Apply strong leadership to execute the mine plan and improve performance by leading an operations team to deliver safe, environmentally sound and efficient gold production

  • Comply with State and Federal legal regulations, Barrick Safety and Environmental policies and procedures

  • Cooperate with supervisors, coordinators and managers on management of safety and environmental issues, including complying with any instructions

  • Intervene, as necessary, to ensure the health and safety of others in the workplace and to protect the environment

  • Attend scheduled or unscheduled safety meetings

  • Complete regular safety inspections of the workplace and audit work practices

  • Inspect work for loose material and any hazardous conditions that can pose a risk to personnel or equipment

  • Coordination and supervision of drill and blast daily work requirements using the 4P philosophy (People, Planet, Property and Production)

  • Manage and support drill and blast contractor activities

  • Conduct daily line out meetings and monthly safety meetings

  • Positive and effective working relationship with Production, Maintenance, and Technical teams

  • Ensure that Production has manpower available to meet the production plan by managing manpower effectively

  • Excellent and demonstrated personal commitment to safety & health – completing one FLRA (field level risk assessment) per week and ensuring any findings are documented and actioned

  • Provide support to Safety Division through participation in fishbone and taproot exercises and follow up on action plans

  • Support regulatory requirements in the area of safety, health, environment and the community

  • Continually drive process improvements through effective budgeting, monitoring and scheduling

  • Focus on “visible felt leadership” by interacting with personnel “in the field” (minimum of 30% of working time)

  • Perform other duties as assigned




• Minimum 3 years experience in drill and blast activities required
• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software required
• Excellent written and oral communication skills preferred 
• Minimum 5 years supervisory experience or lead person required
• Planning, problem solving, decision making and organizational/interpersonal skills preferred



Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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