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Shaft Miner – Musselwhite (2019-3703)

Job Description

Location                                          Thunder Bay, Ontario

Rotation                                          14 days on 14 days off

Shift Length                                    11 hours

Travel                                               Flight from airport closest to point of hire to Thunder Bay – Chartered flight to site

Accommodations                           Camp setting

Compensation                                Redpath Canada Limited offers a comprehensive wage and benefit package


Job Summary:


Reporting to the Shaft Leader, the Shaft Miner is responsible for various tasks such as, the installation of vent tubing and mine services (air, water and pumping lines), shaft lining installation which includes pouring concrete into the shaft wall forms, installation of shaft steel, and minor construction, while maintaining fall arrest standards and working on a suspended work platform.


Work Experience:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in shaft mining


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Set up and operate drills and drilling machines to produce a designated pattern of blasting holes

  • Load explosives, set fuses, and detonate explosives to produce desired blasting patterns and rock fragmentation

  • Install shaft lining components, including cement and grout, in accordance with blue prints and engineering specifications

  • Perform duties required to ensure safety and to support the shaft advance, such as scaling loose rock from walls, extending and installing air and water pipes, operating muck loading machinery and inspecting mine shafts

  • Scale loose rocks, help facilitate the mucking of the shaft bottom using buckets, and install ground support to stabilize rock mass and ensure safety.

  • Receive instructions or directives from Shift Supervisors and Captain to coordinate day to day ground control requirements

  • 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.


Health and Safety:


  • Following Company health and safety standards and reporting any unsafe acts or conditions to Supervisor

  • Practice proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Work in accordance with local legislation


Pre-employment Requirements:


  • Drug test
  • Criminal Background check 
  • Underground Hard Rock Mining Common Core (Ontario)

     Required Specialty Modules: U0074 (or other provincial equivalent)






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