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Hoist Operator – Musselwhite (2019-3702)

Job Description

Location                                          Thunder Bay, Ontario

Rotation                                          14 days on 14 days off

Shift Length                                    11 hours

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

Accommodations                           Camp setting

Compensation                                Redpath Canada Limited offers a comprehensive wage and benefit package


Job Summary:


The primary role of the hoist operator is to move personnel and materials up and down the mine shaft while safely operating the hoist at all times.


Work Experience:


  • Minimum 2 years underground mining experience in a similar role


Duties and Responsibilities :


  • Move gear in and out of the shaft

  • Perform routine daily inspections on hoist and assures maintenance needs are reported

  • Test the safety devices and controls of the hoist

  • Move levers and pedals to operate hoist in response to alarm, bell, or buzzer signals.

  • Observe dial indicator and marks on cable or drum to ascertain that desired position has been reached

  • Apply hand or foot brake and moves lever to lock hoist

  • Inspect, lubricate, and adjust brakes and equipment.

  • Select loads or materials according to weight and size specifications

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

  • Must be able to follow proper procedure to ensure safety and to control equipment damage

  • 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:

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

  • Practice proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Work in accordance with local legislation


Pre-employment Requirements:

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

     Required Specialty Modules: U0074 (or other provincial equivalent)



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