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Holloway Development – Jumbo Operator (2019-3414)

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 a Jumbo Operator is to set up and operate a two-boom Sandvik jumbo to drill and blast in a safe manner.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and missholes, flags lifters, adds or repairs vent tubing

  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control according to site requirements

  • Extend grade and center line, mark face for drilling and circle bootlegs, maintain hanging wall and foot wall control in junction with geologist

  • Capable of jackleg and/or stopper drilling as needed

  • Determine location, spacing, depth and inclination of holes

  • Perform minor repairs, such as changing striker bars, couplings, water tubes and hose clamps

  • Complete daily logbooks on equipment and submit written and verbal reports to supervisor

  • Load, prime, time, connect and test blasting circuit

  • Place guards at all entrances to the blast, blast according to project standards and remove guards after blasting

  • Maintain working area and equipment in a clean and orderly 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 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


Required Skills and Qualifications:


  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent) (required)
  • Required specialty (U0089)
  • 5 years or more experience with Jumbo Drill machine in mining field

  • Valid C or F classification Driver license an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to read mine plans and specifications for underground mining

  • 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 the Supervisor

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. Lanyards, warning signs and labeling, 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 known how to effectively use an MSDS sheet

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