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Cortez Underground Blast Technician

Job Type
1 Oct 2021
Position Description:

Nevada Gold Mines is looking for an Underground Blaster to join our Cortez District Underground Operations team.


Reporting to an Underground Blasting Supervisor, the individual selected is responsible for the following;

* Safely operate equipment
* Understanding of the centralized blasting system
* Managing the Powder inventory in the magazine and on the trucks
* Charging Face rounds and Stopes
* Working in an Underground production zone
* Perform other duties as assigned


* Two (2) years of underground mining experience preferred
* Proven track record with full-cycle mining to include but not limited to drilling, blasting, haulage/backfill and ground support installation preferred
* Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms compliance required
* Proven safe work record with belief and value seen in courageous leadership model required
* Ability to be an integral, team member in a growing, fast-paced environment required
* Good attendance record required
* Demonstrated ability to perform all essential functions of this position required

What We Can Offer You

* A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
* Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
* Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
* An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
* Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
* Access to a variety of career opportunities across Nevada Gold Mine locations
* Nevada Gold Mines is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

About Nevada Gold Mines

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), combining their significant assets across Nevada to create the single largest gold-producing complex in the world and realize the full potential of these mines through synergies and best-in-class operational improvements.

The massive mining operation comprises 8 mines along with their associated infrastructure and processing facilities that produced an estimated 4 million ounces of gold in 2018. Three of these assets are Tier One gold mines: Barrick's Cortez; the combination of Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin; and the combination of Barrick's Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks. In addition, Barrick's Goldrush-Fourmile project has the potential to become the fourth Tier One asset in this portfolio. The new JV is expected to generate around $5 billion in cost savings over the next five years. Nevada Gold Mines is operated by Barrick.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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  • Job Reference: 386583038-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Location: Nevada
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent