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Red Lake – Jumbo Operator (2019-3429)

Job Description



Red Lake, Ontario


14 days in – 14 days out


Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

February 2019

Completion Date:

July 2019 (possible extension)


Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

  • Criminal background check

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core - Full Basic



Job Summary:


Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the primary role of a Jumbo Operator is to set up and operate a 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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