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Lac des Iles – Jumbo Operator (2018-3308)

Job Description





Lac des Iles


Northern Ontario - Thunder Bay


2 week in 2 weeks out

Shift Length:

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

January 2019



Pre-employment requirement


  • Drug

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check

  • 5 years or more experience with Jumbo Drill machine in UG mining environment
  • Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)
    • Required Specialty Modules: U0089, U0092 (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)



Scope of work:

The provision of labour and equipment for the ramp and lateral development - 6,500 meters of lateral development - ore wast past 3x3, 193 meters in total.  2 Alimak raises 3x3, 140 meters in total, 225 meters of vent raises 6x6.


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Lead Miner and/or Shift Supervisor, the primary role of a Jumbo Operator is to set up and operate a two boom electro-hydraulic Sandvik Jumbo and to drill and blast in a safe manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and miss holes, flags lifters and paint face
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control according to site requirements
  • Capture field measurements using MOSS (Miner Operated Survey System)
  • Align drill on line and on grade and drill to the engineered dimensions.
  • Perform minor repairs, such as changing striker bars, couplings, water tubes and hose clamps
  • Complete daily reports on equipment and workplace and submit written and verbal reports to supervisor
  • Load and prime development round with bulk emulsion and electronic detonators following engineering design
  • 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.
  • 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:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)

  • 5 years or more experience with Jumbo Drill machine in UG mining environment

    • Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)Required Specialty Modules: U0089, U0092 (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)
  • 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

  • Must have the ability to adapt to change

  • Good communication skills


Health and Safety:


  • Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

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

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock 0ut tag out procedures are followed

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

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

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

  • Work in accordance with local legislation



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