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Long Hole Blaster – Borden Lake (2019-3728)

Job Description


Borden Lake


Chapleau, Ontario



Shift Length:

11 hours day and night shift


Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits









Job Summery:


Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and/or the Underground Superintendent, the primary role of the Long Hole Blaster is to perform the requirements for drilling and blasting to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Required to read prints and accurately identify which holes to load and what length

  • Safely operate scoop, scissor truck, backhoes and other equipment as required

  • Safely blow floors down for cable and production holes

  • Set up bumper blocks for mucking remote

  • Able to set up water blast and sprays

  • Install vent barricades and remove pipe prior to blasting

  • Safely install and strip services

  • 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

  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints) (required)

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in long hole blasting/drilling

  • Basic understanding of mine regulations pertaining to task

  • Ability to conduct risk assessment of specific task

  • Understanding of work related procedures and standards

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


Health and Safety:

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

  • Practice proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment

  • Work in accordance with local legislation

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug Test

  • Criminal Reference Check

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core

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