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Battle North – Jumbo Operator (2021-4785)

Job Description

Project:                       Battle North

Location:                    Red Lake, Ontario

Rotation:                     14 day on, 14 days off

Shift Length:              12 hours surface decline crew, 10.5 hrs for underground incline crew

Travel:                         Flight provided from point of hire to Red Lake

Accommodation:       Client will supply food and living quarters

Compensation:          Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits


Scope of Work:


Develop 1,356 m decline from surface and underground concurrently, along with ancillary development to support breakthrough from surface.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and miss holes, flag lifters and mark bootlegs with paint.
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and verify ground control measures in place according to mine ground support design.
  • Set up digital theodolite and measure angles according to mine layouts.
  • Determine face location by transferring physical measurements onto mine prints.
  • Mark face according to face dimensions, drilling pattern and orientation of drill holes.
  • Align drill on line and on grade and drill to the engineered dimensions.
  • Install barricades to restrict access to work area(s) and to prevent access to rotating equipment.
  • Lock out drill and perform minor repairs, such as: changing striker bars, couplings, water tubes and hose clamps
  • Complete daily reports on equipment and workplace and submit written and verbal reports to supervisor
  • Load and prime development round with bulk anfo and electronic detonators according to engineering design
  • Place barricades/guards at all entrances to the blast, initiate blast according to project standards
  • Maintain working area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)
  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints) required
  • 5 years or more experience with operating Jumbo Drill in UG mining environment
  • Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent)

Required Specialty Modules: U0089, U0092

  • Demonstrated ability to read mine plans and specifications for underground mining.
  • Ability to multi task and work effectively
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently
  • Must have the ability to adapt to change
  • Good communication skills



Health and Safety:


  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor
  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Work in accordance with local legislation
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives


Pre-employment requirement:


  • Drug test
  • Criminal Background Check



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