Shot Crew

Apply now Job no: 498394AB*
Work type: Permanent Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Operations

About CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM)

CPM is the company behind Sino Iron, already Australia’s largest magnetite operation, located on Western Australia’s Pilbara coast, south of Karratha.

We’re spearheading a new downstream processing industry for the nation, transforming magnetite iron ore into a high-grade, premium export product.

Sino Iron is a fully integrated operation – featuring a mine serviced by the biggest haul trucks in the world, a six-line concentrator and port terminal facilities at nearby Cape Preston. Our state-of-the-art power station and desalination plant are among the largest in the State.

We’re looking for people at the top of their game, who want to become part of Western Australia’s iron ore future.

The Opportunity

CITIC Pacific Mining is looking for an experienced Shot Crew to join our Cape Preston Mining Operations Team.  The Shot Crew position is on a 2/1, days only roster, on a permanent basis FIFO from Perth. 

Reporting to the Supervisor – Drill & Blast, you will be responsible for all blasting activities, from pattern mark up to assisting with shot initiation. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to safe work procedures and closely following instructions given by the shot firer
  • All required duties relating to Drill and Blast Activities such as Blast Guard Duties, Sampling, Bit Sharpening, and Training as required

We’re looking for motivated team players with good communication skills, numeracy skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude, as well as:

  • A Current C class WA driver's licence (HR preferred)
  • Dangerous Goods Security Card (DGSC) required
  • WA Shot Firer ticket (desirable)
  • Forklift ticket (desirable)
  • Loader experience (desirable)
  • Good understanding of computers and ability to pick up new systems quickly
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work well as part of a team or work autonomously as required

A copy of all current qualifications / licences must be provided at the time of interview.

What we offer

  • The chance to work at an innovative, world-class project
  • Competitive salary
  • Career progression and training

To apply

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position earlier than stated

Please note: It is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application.                      

Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position. 

As an employee of CPM you’ll be part of a culturally and gender diverse organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff.

To learn more about Sino Iron, please visit

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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