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Holloway Development – Deckman (2019-3421)

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 Shift Supervisor, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • 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


Required Skills and Qualifications:


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

  • 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

  • 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 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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