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Development Miner – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2636)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 5 Jul 2017

Job Description



Voisey’s Bay


East cost of Labrador, Canada (approximately 350 km North of Goose Bay and 35 km Southwest of Nain.


2 week in  2 week out

Shift Length:              

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

Late Summer 2017

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check


Scope of work:

JS Redpath will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay.  The existing open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022.  Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain Nickel and Copper and at peak production, 2.54 million tons will be mined annually.

Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 meters of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 million tons of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure.


Job Summary:

The primary role of Miner is to execute all aspects of the lateral and ramp development cycle in a highly mechanized environment.  Other assigned tasks may include construction and haulage activities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and rectify unsafe conditions in an underground mining environment

  • Scale back and walls as required making the workplace safe

  • Drill and install ground support using an Atlas Copco Boltec MC

  • Install other ground support components as required such as welded wire mesh and shotcrete.

  • Operate jumbo drills such as the Atlas Copco’s E2C utilizing the RCS.

  • Install and maintain mines services such as fans, vent tubing and pipes and cables

  • Operate large mobile equipment such as Sandvik LD514 loaders and TD540 trucks;

  • Must be able to comprehend written Engineering prints and verbal instructions as required to perform assigned 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.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)

  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints) required

  • 2 years or more experience as a miner
  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)

       Required modules: U0060, U0068, U0092 (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)

  • Ability to multi task and work effectively

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

  • Ability to make decisions quickly

  • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment

  • Must have the ability to adapt to change

  • Good communication skills


Health and Safety:

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

  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

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

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock 0ut tag out procedures are followed

  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

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

  • Work in accordance with local legislation





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