Mining Engineer Intern (Summer 2023)
Simsbury, CT 
Posted 1 day ago
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Job Brief

Ensure safe, reliable and quality technical blasting service through the effective design and appropriate use of explosives. Use advanced blasting instrumentation and software to deliver cost saving solutions to customers, while supporting our vision.

Who We Are

Dyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products throughout North America, Australia and selected customers in the Asia Pacific.

Join us in everything that's great about Dyno Nobel: OUR culture, OUR values, OUR commitment to safety and most importantly our PEOPLE. This combination makes Dyno Nobel a terrific place to work.

Dyno Nobel is a subsidiary of Australian based Incitec Pivot Limited. IPL's 4500 employees also manufacture and market industrial chemicals and fertilizer products & services to customers around the world.

What You'll Do

As the Mining Engineer Intern, you will ensure safe, reliable and quality technical blasting service through the effective design and appropriate use of explosives. You will use advanced blasting instrumentation and software to deliver cost saving solutions to customers, while supporting Dyno Nobel's vision of leading the industry with customer partnerships. Other duties will include:

  • Manage individual project related expenses (materials & travel).

  • Contribute to achieving team revenue goals as defined by DynoConsult P&L.

  • Ensure quality of service by minimizing losses related to blasting.

  • Conduct pre-blast surveys e.g. face profiles, borehole deviation measurements, blast geometry measurements, product sampling, safety audits, etc.

  • Conduct blast performance measurements, e.g. digital high-speed video, vibration monitoring, vibration modelling, velocity of detonation, dynamic pressure, SHA, etc.

  • Conduct post blast assessments, etc. fragmentation measurement, time studies, volumetric measurements, blast reporting & documentation.

  • Conduct time studies on personnel and equipment throughout an operation including: drill and blast operations, truck-shovel loading, dragline, dozer assist, crushing process, etc.

  • Support product management in key product application and technology initiatives including support to business objectives.

  • Comply with applicable regulatory health and safety policies and practices in order to ensure personal safety and the safety of all employees, company assets, environment and regulatory compliance.

What We're Looking For:

  • Junior level standing pursuing Bachelors degree in Mining, Geo-technical, Mineral, Geological Engineering or similar field

  • Experience with CAD software preferred.

  • Must be willing to undergo and pass an ATF background check as required to be a possessor of explosives.

  • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and a team player.

Why Intern with Dyno Nobel?

  • Safety- Zero Harm is our number one priority
  • #1 Supplier of industrial explosives in North America
  • Cutting edge Technology
  • 180+ Years of Practical Innovation
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Tough challenges that allow you to put your problem-solving skills in action

About your internship

Duration: 10 - 12 weeks

Pay: $20.00 - $22.00 an hour

  • Gain hands on working experience to demonstrate your educational skills and gain industry knowledge.

  • Develop skills that will allow you to excel in your educational program

  • Get practical experience in a professional environment.

  • Ability to collaborate and generate new ideas within the team

  • Provide mining and engineering knowledge in order to define your skill set

  • Develop further skills to help you confidently reach your education and/or professional goals.

  • Work alongside and learn from a diverse group of leaders

  • Create relationships to start building your professional network.

  • Assigned a dedicated mentor to provide you with valuable coaching and feedback to ensure you are reaching your goals

  • Provided with a dedicated internship coordinator to ensure ongoing support

Women and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Dyno Nobel is an equal employment opportunity employer and will give all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


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