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Northern Ontario – Construction Leader (2019-3396)

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and/or the Underground Superintendent, the primary role of the Lead Construction Miner is to complete assigned construction tasks efficiently with little to no supervision. The incumbent will provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced miners. The role will coordinate activities closely with the Mine Development team.


Tasks assigned include the setup surface construction trailers, mobile equipment shop, ventilation fans and heaters, process water system and tie-in’s to services. Construction of the underground de-watering system, ventilation doors, refuge stations, shotcrete and mine services.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Inspect existing underground headings to ensure the workplace is safe and assigned construction tasks can be executed safely and to design specifications.

  • Mentor and provide leadership to Construction Miner and Construction Labourer team members

  • Use of scaling bars, pneumatic hand-held drills, cutting and welding equipment, rubber-tired underground mobile equipment such as LHD (Load-Haul-Dump) units, scissor trucks, boom truck, shotcrete sprayers and other support vehicles in a confined environment

  • Complete shift end reports and red ink prints to ‘as built’ status

  • 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)

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

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

    Required Specialty Modules: U0085a, U0085b, U0085c & U0086 (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)

  • 2 years’ experience in a related construction role

  • 2 years’ experience in an underground mining environment

  • CWB Certified (preferred)

  • Ability to read civil print

  • Ability to multi task and work effectively

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

  • Ability to make decisions quickly

  • Knowledge of mining industry

  • Ability to read, review and understand Standard Work Procedures, safety programs and applicable mine regulations

  • Must have the ability to adapt to change


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


Working Conditions


  • Exposure to vibrations, dirt, dust, high or low temperatures, loud noise and hazardous substances such as explosives

  • Exposure to deadlines, multiple demands, distractions/interruptions



Physical Demands


  • Work in confined spaces

  • Work in open spaces such as a mine raise

  • Walking on uneven ground

  • Lifting, pulling, carrying, reaching

  • Climbing ladders in the execution of work and to access tall mining equipment

  • Regular periods of extended physical exertion, walking and standing



Mental Demands


  • Work performed is done in isolation and in vicinity of working and moving equipment

  • Require a high level of alertness to detect hazardous conditions

  • Problem solving and Decision-making

  • Pressure to maintain project schedule, multiple demands, distractions/interruptions

  • Attention to detail

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