Loader Operator (East Tennessee Mines)

Employer
Nyrstar
Location
TN
Posted
May 20, 2020
Closes
Jul 19, 2020
Ref
69666053
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
The Role
The purpose of this job is to operate the Loader, thus optimizing safe extraction of Materials at the Nyrstar Tennessee Mine operation. A loader is most commonly a rubber tired mining vehicle equipped with a forward mounted bucket used to extract ore, load, haul and dump. This is performed either in a haul truck or at a dump site.

Key Accountabilities
  • Conducts pre-shift check of equipment
  • Washes down surrounding area and wet material to suppress dust
  • Scales down loose material
  • Checks job site and identify and manages possible misfires in accordance with site procedures (if a Handler's license is obtained)
  • Checks, identifies and removes contaminants
  • Ensures all hoses and other auxiliary services are neatly stored
  • Confirms type of material and hauls it to the designated location
  • Identifies and manages spillages on hauling surface
  • Maintains hauling efficiency by managing working environment conditions
  • Slows equipment to crawl when approaching dump site lift bucket to appropriate height in readiness for dumping, maintaining stability of loader
  • Dump material evenly distributing load or as required
  • Cleans up job site
  • Carries out operator maintenance
  • Conducts housekeeping activities
Safety, Health, Environment and Community
  • Promote and demonstrate safe behavior at all times
  • Comply with the site's standards and procedures in SHEC as well as MSHA regulations
  • Demonstrate effective performance in achieving agreed SHEC goals in support of the department, site and company standards
  • Demonstrates leadership in SHEC through personal behaviors and conversations, and report all SHEC incidents and participate in SHEC initiatives, reviews and investigations
  • Take responsibility for the safety of all personnel, including yourself, at Nyrstar Tennessee Mines
  • Wears proper PPE at all times
Operations
  • Understands basic loader operations
  • Able to perform pre-shift checklist on loader, including lubrication as required and the ability to inspect the roadway for hazards to tires
  • Demonstrate the ability to check ground conditions and correct deficiencies using proper scaling methods
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a loader for: benching, mucking initial cuts, backstope and shrinkage mucking, mill hole (raise) cleanup, loading trucks, building ramps
  • Management of oversize material
  • Heading preparation for production drilling
People and Organization
  • Attend work in an punctual manner, fit for work, and that correct procedures are followed in cases where absences from work may occur
  • Maintain a sound relationship with Mine Shift Team Leader, coworkers, and other departments while working together
Qualifications/Experience
  • 1-2 years experience in mining
  • Experience in mine specific equipment and truck haulage operations
  • Demonstrated competence in ground control
  • Preferred knowledge of mining regulation and statutory responsibilities
Competencies
  • Demonstrated competence in coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to team members
  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Performs practical and manual activities
  • Has an aptitude for mechanics and is able to handle machinery
  • Is physically fit
  • Is able to work as part of a team
  • Is willing to work in remote areas under difficult conditions
  • Has good organizational skills
  • Is able to record details accurately
  • Has a knowledge of underground mining principles

This is a full time position

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