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Pilbara Minerals Limited (PML) | Pilgangoora Operations

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Job ID: 11275
Job Views: 17
Location: Port Hedland
Post Code: 6721
Category: Mining & Resources
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 13/05/2024


Pilbara Minerals is the leading ASX lithium company and a major player in the rapidly growing lithium supply chain. The Company owns 100% of the world’s largest, independent hard-rock lithium operations, the Pilgangoora Project and Operation. Located in Western Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara region, its operation produces a spodumene and tantalite concentrate.

We are a Company that is going places and is exciting, dynamic, and purpose-driven. Our growth and diversification strategy will see us continue to grow and transform the industry through innovation and leadership

Our purpose is to make a difference in the world, through the production of lithium materials which are the heart of the world’s ambition towards net zero.

The future is lithium. The future is bright. Make lithium your future.

Job Requirements:


Reporting to the Blast Supervisor the Shotfirer is responsible for To carry out open pit charging and blasting activities safely and in accordance with specific blast requirements.

This is a permanent position, with an 8/6 roster based at our Pilgangoora Operation.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Striving to achieve a positive workplace culture that reflects the Pilbara Purpose.
  • Load and fire blast holes in accordance with the blast plan, to prepare the ground for production mining crews.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and standard operating procedures in relation to designing, charging, and firing of open pit blasts.  This includes being an appointed Shotfirer and Magazine Keeper.
  • Report on and fix hazards when encountering them to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Account for all explosives used and participate in magazine and shot reconciliations as per the statutory requirements and company procedures.
  • Accountable for all pre and post-blast inspections of the designated blast area including final inspections of tie-ins and misfired areas and submitted by end of the following shift.
  • Ensure the required quality of documentation and completion is achieved for presentation for transfer to records.
  • Responsible for ensuring the removal of all delineation and signage from blasting areas before the firing of shots.
  • Maintain occupational health and safety standards relevant to operations.
  • Ensure occupational health and safety issues are considered in all aspects of duties performed.
  • Maintain high standards of performance and adopt a proactive approach to occupational health and safety issues.



  • Minimum one years’ experience as a Shotfirer in an open pit environment
  • WA Shotfirers License
  • EIS experience
  • Dangerous Goods Security Card
  • Shotfirers License.
  • HR License



  • Competitive Salary
  • New monthly cash bonus based on lithium pricing, PLUS
  • Annual incentive based on company performance, paid in cash or cash/share combination
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Great accommodation and recreational facilities
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Community Leave
  • Take a front row seat in the sustainable energy transformation!



  • Great people
  • Think, do, achieve
  • Safety matters
  • Quality products
  • Valuing our partners
  • Making a difference in the world

How to Apply:


Pilbara Minerals recognises that talented people come from diverse backgrounds, who can contribute to our successes in different ways.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly recommend women and Australian indigenous people to apply.



As part of our recruitment process, we require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol screen and a National Police Clearance.


Short listing for this role will commence immediately.  


We respectfully request agencies not to forward unsolicited resumes unless requested.



Pilbara Minerals respectfully acknowledges the Nyamal and Kariyarra People of the Pilbara, and the Whadjuk Noongar People of the Perth region who are the traditional owners and first people of these lands. We would like to pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the Nyamal, Kariyarra and Whadjuk Noongar Peoples.

If you are interested in learning more about Pilbara Minerals or registering for future opportunities, please visit our website

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