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Holloway Development – Miner (2019-3867)

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            




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 Miner is to inspect existing underground headings, scale loose rocks and install ground support to stabilize rock mass and ensure safety. The tasks may involve the operation of scaling bars, pneumatic hand-held drills, use of rubber-tired underground mobile equipment such as LHD (Load-Haul-Dump) units, mechanized bolters, scissor trucks, shotcrete sprayers and other support vehicles in a confined environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Identify unsafe conditions in underground headings

  • Drill holes using hand-held pneumatic drills or drill-boom mounted on bolter

  • Insert rock bolt following approved method of installation

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

  • Install or fix existing mine services such as vent tubing and pipes using various lifting equipment such as scissor trucks, chain blocks and hand tools

  • Follow directives from shift  supervisors to coordinate day to day ground control requirements

  • Asses all excavations and install ground support in development or reconditioned areas as per plan and section as the development progresses

  • Keep track of all advances and communicate to supervisors and cross shift footages and volumes

  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform 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) (Required)

  • 3 years or more experience bolting with a jackleg and stoper

  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently

  • Ability to work effectively as a team as well as independently

  • Good communication skills

  • Having the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe working environment

  • Valid Ontario Mine Rescue is an asset


Health and Safety:


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

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


Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

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