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Deckman – Musselwhite (2018-3078)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 14 Jun 2018

Job Description

Location                                          Musselwhite, Ontario

Rotation                                          14 day in followed by 14 day out

Shift Length                                    11 hours

Travel                                              Flight from airport closest to point of hire to Thunder Bay – Chartered flight to site

Accommodations                          Camp setting

Compensation                               J.S. Redpath Limited offers a comprehensive wage and benefit package


Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Drug test
  • Criminal Background check 
  • Underground Hard Rock Mining Common Core (Ontario)


Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in shaft or shaft sinking operations

  • Completion of rigging and fall arrest/restraint training

  • Experience with all warning lights at the collar location


Knowledge Required

  • Ability to multi task and work effectively

  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently


Job Summary

The primary role of the Deckman is to perform such varied tasks as ringing signal bells for the operation of shaft conveyances, moving materials in and out of the shaft, organizing materials in the yard and operating the dump.

Required Skills:

  • Operating shaft doors, conveyor belts or chutes that control the flow of material at the collar location and dump

  • Sling gear baskets and other various equipment

  • Handle explosives

  • Maintain slings and lifting attachments

  • Maintain supply storage such as explosives, drill bits, fire extinguishers and batteries

  • Operate surface equipment i.e. forklift, loader and tugger

  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform his/her duties in a safe and efficient manner

  • The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive


Health and Safety:

  • Having the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Following Company health and safety standards and reporting any unsafe acts or conditions to Supervisor

  • Responsible for the use of all safety equipment, i.e.Lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Responsible to ensure proper use of personal protective equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.



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