Drill and Blast Superintendent
Africa 05-05-2006

Multinational gold mining company, with assets in Africa, Australia and South America is seeking to fill the "Drill and Blast Superintendent" position at its successful, large open pit gold mine in Africa.  Prior experience in a high volume, selective mining environment utilizing large equipment is preferred.  Camp facilities are extensive.  Single or married (family) status contract.  Business class flights.



  • Develop and control a management system for the drill and blast section
  • All cost drivers in the drill and blast section
  • Health and safety for the section
  • Managing supply contracts
  • Liaison with other departments to fully optimize the influence over total value chain
  • Continuous improvement in terms of main cost drivers
  • Development of departmental staff



  • Extensive work experience in open pit gold mining, of which at least 7 years must have been in an open pit drilling and blasting managerial role, preferably in a high volume selective mining environment utilizing large equipment
  • Good communications skills and the ability to get along with diverse cultures
  • Sound business acumen
  • A results-oriented approach to achieve production targets


Contract benefits include:

  • Competitive tax-free Salary, discretionary bonus, plus share options
  • Married (family) or Single status contract
  • Business class flights
  • Extensive camp facilities:  golf, pool, tennis, etc.

If you are interested in this offer, please send your CV to the e-mail with the vacancy name as the subject: 

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