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Drill & Blast Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Drill & Blast Engineer
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Drill & Blast Engineer


Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations in Western Australia and Alaska. With unparalleled pathways for advancement and avenues for personal growth, we stand as Australia’s premier gold employer.

Your journey starts here.  At Northern Star, we live by our STARR Core Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results. These Values are not just words on paper; they are the cornerstone of our Company culture and guide everything we do. You will play a pivotal role in upholding these Values and contributing to our collective success.


Northern Star Resources is seeking an experienced and dynamic Underground Drill and Blast Engineer to be part of the Mt Charlotte Technical team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating, scheduling, and implementing short term Drilling, Blasting and Ancillary mine plans to achieve the operational plan in a safe and cost-effective manner.

Reporting to the Senior Production Engineer, the Underground Drill and Blast Engineer is to work closely and co-ordinate the production activities with the Scheduling Engineer to ensure the production plans align with the weekly and monthly plans. This is a hands-on role, inspecting and assessing the underground production areas, liaising with the survey and geology departments when generating production plans and providing technical support to the underground supervisors and crew members.


The role takes on a variety of essential tasks, including (but not limited to) daily and weekly data management for reporting purposes, blast vibration monitoring and notifications, and having technical input into the large-scale production plans. Mt Charlotte utilises three different types of mining method to safely extract the production ore which provides continuous technical growth opportunity for a mining engineer seeking out a new challenge and experiences in underground engineering.


  • Lifestyle Roster – 8:6, 12-hour day shifts
  • Residential opportunity – 10 minutes from your front door!
  • Exciting and challenging engineering opportunity with room for career development.



The successful incumbent will possess the following essential criteria.

  • Experience in a similar underground position.
  • Bachelor Degree of Mining Engineering.
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experience in mine design software, with Deswik being the preferred software package.
  • Experience in a production engineering related role with exposure to underground ventilation.
  • Western Australian Underground Supervisors Certificate of competency, or the ability to attain the certificate, preferred.
  • Dangerous Goods Security Card or proof of application, preferred.
  • Must reside in the Goldfields or be willing to relocate to the Goldfields region for this residential site.
  • National Police Clearance – valid within the last twelve (12) months.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence.


Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • 5 weeks annual leave for site-based employees.
  • Employee Share Plan programs.
  • Gold standard parental leave policy.
  • GoldSTARR rewards program – cash savings for everyday expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Salary continuance (income protection) insurance from commencement.
  • Salary sacrificing benefits, including novated leasing and remote area living benefit options.


Candidates must meet our pre-employment criteria which includes a medical, drug and alcohol screening, relevant right to work and valid Australian national police clearance.    
Northern Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Apply now to join the Northern Star team!