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Holloway Development – Cagetender (2019-3420)

Job Description







Holloway Development


Matheson, Ontario


14 days in – 14 days out

Shift Length:

10 hours


Will be subsidized


Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

February 2019

Completion Date:

February 2020            


Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test



Scope of work:

Redpath Black Diamond will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located in Matheson, Ontario. The planned development will consist of waste and ore development in the Smoke Zone and Middle Zone consisting of approximately 1590 meters of development of different sizes.

Job Summary:


Under the supervision of the Superintendent/ Shift Supervisor, the primary role of a Cagetender is operate mineshaft conveyances which may include skips and/or cages and other devices that are used to move workers and material within the mine shaft safely. To ensure best practices, rules, and regulations are followed. To ensure that equipment and material being moved is secured in a safe manner according to best practices and legislated requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining all shaft access areas

  • Ensure conveyance is in good repair and all mechanisms are operating properly

  • Assist in the performance daily and weekly checks as laid out by mine and government legislation and assist in maintaining pertinent documents.

  • Ensure communications such as shaft signals and radios are in good working order

  • Ensure all emergency equipment is available and operating correctly

  • Ensure all personnel act in an orderly and non-disruptive fashion

  • Ensure all rigging material used is inspected and in good condition

  • 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 control equipment damage

  • Must be familiar with shaft signals, cage chairing, cage weight restrictions and limits, proper loading and handling procedures, emergency procedures
  • Must comply with the cage tending procedures, chapter 14 of the Redpath Underground Safety Rules and Regulations booklet, and site specific requirements.
  • Maintains 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:


  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent)

  • Specialty Module U0083

  • Relevant experience in cage operation

  • Must be competent in the operation of conveyances and the signaling systems

  • Must be familiar with basic shaft operations

  • Ability to multi task and work effectively

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


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 and maintenance of all safety equipment used in the shaft environment, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

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

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




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