Drill & Blast - Expression Of Interest


Our technical expertise is something we are quietly proud of. Innovation in our bulk cave mining methods has given us competitive advantage, driving efficiencies across our mining operation.

Cadia’s next block cave development project has commenced and we are seeking Expressions of Interests from qualified Mining Engineers who are passionate about exploring new mining methods and furthering a career in Drill & Blast.

Reporting to the Projects Superintendent, you will be responsible for providing the required operational technical support for our Undercutless Caving Trial and other Drill and Blast projects at Cadia.

The key deliverables of this role are to:

  • Complete all aspects of Drill and Blast design works (drill, hole prep and charge plans)
  • Provide necessary inputs and support to Weekly/RMP Scheduler
  • Provide direct operational technical support for Drill & Blast activities and associated works for the projects
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Drill and Blast procedures and processes

Looking to the future, this person will be able to grow into roles directly connected to the UG Panel Cave Expansion.

This a residential role based in Orange, NSW and the current roster for this role is 5 days on / 2 off.


Cadia is in central western New South Wales approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional town of Orange. Employee’s reside in the varied accommodation options in Orange and the surrounding areas and enjoy access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector, excellent educational facilities, shopping, transport and other services such as childcare. Working at Cadia offers a unique opportunity for employees and their families to enjoy a mining career while living in a large active, local community.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will be safety focused, enjoy continuous improvement and have a passion for drilling and blasting.

Our ideal applicants will either be motivated mining graduates with some experience in Drill and Blast operations, or experienced Drill and Blast Engineers keen to further their skill set by learning new mining methods.

You will ideally possess:

  • A tertiary qualification as a Mining Engineer
  • Professional experience in the Drill and Blast area including exposure to hard rock underground mining
  • Well-rounded stakeholder management experience and excellent communication skills

About Us

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia and Canada. In every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.