Blast Hole Driller Assistant

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Sep 20, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Full Time
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Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

Role Purpose

This role is a development opportunity to learn to operate blast hole drill rigs in the open pit.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.

  • Conduct and record pre-trip inspections on all equipment used on a daily basis or before use
  • Report all equipment faults when identified
  • Conduct an inspection of your work area prior to starting work
  • Servicing and watering of drill rigs in a safe and efficient manner
  • Safe transportation of drill rods and consumables to and from the drills
  • Ensure good housekeeping of drill patterns and drill rigs
  • Ensure quality control is implemented and maintained and ensure pattern prep is maintained to a high standard
  • Ensure drilling of blast holes is within the required parameters
  • Ensure adequate barriers, signage and delineation of drill locations
  • Conduct all tasks according to relevant procedures
  • Conduct risk assessments FLHA's when required
  • Ensuring accurate, completed and signed drill logs are documented and communicated effectively
  • Act as Blast Guard during blasting activities if required
  • Any other duties as required

Qualifications & Experience:

Good understanding of open pit mining operations, experience in operating heavy equipment, current drivers licence.

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.