Engineer Mining (1)

Open date: 2017-11-06
Close date: 2017-11-17 17:30
Department: Operations
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Oyu Tolgoi’s workforce today is more than 93 per cent Mongolian, and major strategic focus for the company is to develop a skilled workforce that is continuously learning. We aim to attract the best talent, so that we can together deliver a safe and globally competitive copper business that contributes to the prosperity of Mongolia.

The opportunity

We are looking for one ( 1) Engineer Mining in Oyu Tolgoi LLC – Surface Operations - Mine Technical Services department based at Oyu Tolgoi mine site 50% of time and at Ulaanbaatar 50 % of time.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide technical input to the open pit drill and blast operations. A key focus of the role is to continuously improve the drill & blast processes and practices employed at Oyu Tolgoi.

What the role entails

Assist in developing a safety culture whilst ensuring that all work undertaken in areas of responsibility comply with existing safety legislation and is in full compliance with applicable HSE standards;

Detailed drill and blast planning for 2 Week Plan, 12 Weeks Plan and Quarterly Reforecasts;

Drill and blast engineering services, including blast hole pattern, charging and initiation design;

Coordinating with internal resources (mine planning, geotech, geology, production, drill supervisor) to schedule and execute drilling & blasting activities in a safe and efficient manner;

Monitoring drill and blast production data and taking appropriate action to maintain targets;

Managing and mitigating related risks;

Consulting with the site geological/geotechnical engineer and third party consultants to manage and optimize pit wall stability;

Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly report and review for Drill and Blast actual performance (Drill performance, explosive usage, plan conformance, etc.);

Documentation for drill and blast planning systems and processes;

Continuously identify and implement opportunities to improve the performance of Open Pit.

What you will need for this role

  • Degree in Mining Engineering or relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in open pit mine planning, drill and blast;
  • In depth knowledge of drill and blast, mine planning;
  • Have an experience to make drilling, loading and tie-in design;
  • A basic knowledge of the concentrator process;
  • Intermediate or above Mongolian and English language skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong communication, planning and problem solving skills;
  • The ability to collaborate with a wide variety of work groups throughout the business;
  • Experience working in 3D mining software (MineSight, Surpac, Vulcan, etc);
  • Well-developed skills in Microsoft Excel and Office suite.

Please click HERE to go to Oyu Tolgoi LLC Online Application System or go to, select your vacancy and click on the link in the bottom.

Please make sure to attach the following documents:

  • CV (in English and Mongolian)
  • Cover Letter (in English and Mongolian)

If you have any enquiries, please contact the following addresses:

Monnis Tower, 1st Floor
Chinggis Avenue 15, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar - 14240, Mongolia

Tel: + (976) - 7010-3604

All potential candidates must be medically cleared.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to submit additional documents

For successful candidates, please be advised that information submitted and collected during the recruitment process may be used or required by other HR functions such as Training and HR Services.

Employees of the Oyu Tolgoi LLC and subcontract companies currently working at Oyu Tolgoi mine must notify their employer of their application prior to progressing to the interview stage.

Oyu Tolgoi LLC ensures fair and transparent recruitment practices where all applicants are provided with equal opportunities and the decision on recruitment is made by committee members without any involvement of mediating individuals.