Senior Drill and Blast Engineer

to Mine Technical Service in Aitik, Gällivare



Work duties

The Mine Technical Service Team in Aitik consist of 20 professional that assists the mining department in Aitik with all engineering and geological support needed to run the operations. The group is divided into smaller teams of Geology, Mine Planning, Drill and Blast, Survey and Projects.


Key accountabilities as a Senior Drill and Blast Engineer will include:

• Overseeing Drill and Blast technical processes.

• Supervising a team of 3 personnel, consisting of design technicians and coordinators.

• Optimize value for the operation from mine to mill.

• Guide and approve all blast designs and drilling schedules.

• Set and refine key drill and blast parameter and planning assumptions.

• Provide mine planning technical support to operational staff.

• Maintaining and improving Boliden standards and planning processes.

• Drive continuous improvement in a challenging arctic environment.

• Leading, mentoring and coaching team members.

• Engaging all necessary internal and external stakeholders


It is important to pursue issues and deliver results on time. It is important that you can work in a group and be a driving force in issues regarding Drill and Blasting.


This position is full-time, permanent positions based in Aitik. The starting date is subject to agreement.



Education and qualifications

You should be a graduate engineer in mining engineering, or the equivalent, with a minimum of 8 years of experience in open pit mining. An internationally recognized blasting certification is a merit for this position.


You have previous experience in operations or short-term planning. Skills in using Deswik or equivalent for blast pattern creation and scheduling software is an advantage, as is experience from business improvement processes. You have the ability to conduct technical analysis relating to all areas of drill and blast.


You should be able to express yourself well in both spoken and written in English. If you are proficient in Swedish that is a merit.


Category B driving licence is a requirement.




Further information is available from Patrik Gillerstedt, Mine Manager, tel +46 (0)70 601 76 09 


Trade union information

Anders Johansson Ledarna tfn +46 970-72 95 63, Anders Karlsson Unionen tfn +46 970-72 92 69, Holger Rilinger, SACO tfn +46 910-70 57 59.




We strive to achieve diversity among our employees and therefore welcome all applicants. Your application will be processed in accordance with the GDPR. Any questions regarding your application should be directed to Jonas Lindgren, Talent Acquisition Partner,


Applications will be considered following the latest date for application which is 31 oktober 2021.


Contact from recruitment and staffing companies, and media sales persons is declined without exception since Boliden manages the entire recruitment process itself. 



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Sista ansökningsdag : 31 oktober . Arbetsort : Gällivare . Publicerat : 1 oktober

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