Northeast BC
Apr 17, 2020
Jul 30, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Primary Purpose

Safely and efficiently drive and operate rotary or top hammer drilling equipment to bore large blast holes to specified depths and positions in an open-pit mine

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Twice winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive and operate rotary or top hammer drilling equipment to bore large blast holes to specified locations and depths
  • Read instructions or diagrams, lay out drill pattern and determine depth and diameter of blast holes
  • General drill maintenance checks, involving climbing on and walking around the equipment
  • Change steel when it breaks
  • Assist blasters where necessary

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong experience operating blast hole drill rigs- SANDVIK D75-KS, ATLAS COPCO PIT VIPER 271, DRILTECH D90KS
  • 2 yrs open pit mining experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Physically fit and strong
  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Able to work outdoors in all types of weather and inside heavy equipment.
  • Safety focused
  • Positive attitude.

Work Location / Travel

  • Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd and Mackenzie
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available

Wage and Benefits

Conuma Coal provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer

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