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Red Lake – Miner (2019-3649)

Job Description



Red Lake, Ontario


14 days in – 14 days out


Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

February 2019



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 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:


  • 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.

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

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



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