Drill and Blast Engineer

  • Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
  • Australia, WA
  • Aug 5, 2022
Science, Engineering Full-time

Job Description:

Fortescue has an exciting future ahead. As well as producing over 180 million tonnes of iron ore per year, we’re diversifying our business to become an integrated global green energy and resources company.

Drill and Blast Engineer

Work Location: Iron Bridge - Fortescue’s Iron Bridge project is located on the traditional lands of the Nyamal people.

Roster: 8D/6R – FIFO ex Perth, or ex Port Hedland is possible (Wednesday to Wednesday)

Role overview:

An exciting opportunity for an engineer or experienced D&B shotfirer/operator to join the newest magnetite operation in WA. The role is a rare opportunity to shape the development of a major project. Reporting to the Senior D&B Engineer, you will be involved all aspects of D&B engineering from designs, impact studies, analysis, explosives selection and QAQC.

The role requires interpersonal skills, problem solving and teamwork, whilst also being empowered to work autonomously to achieve project objectives. Within a team of 5, you will be responsible for all D&B engineering work for the site.

Key responsibilities include:

Education and Experience:

Our team members are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Candidates from all backgrounds and ages are encouraged to apply, including First Nations People, those who identify as LGBTIQ+, people with disabilities and those with neuro-diverse, intersectional, or multiple diverse characteristics.


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified #LI-AA1