Bateman - Jumbo Operator

Red Lake, Ontario, Canada
Nov 17, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
Project: Bateman

Location: Red Lake, Ontario

Rotation: 14 day on, 14 days off

Shift Length: 12 hours surface decline crew, 10.5 hrs for underground incline crew

Travel: Flight provided from point of hire to Red Lake

Accommodation: Client will supply food and living quarters

Compensation: Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Pre-employment requirement:
  • Drug test
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Must be double vaccinated for COVID

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the primary role of the Jumbo Operator is to set up and operate a Sandvik DD321 jumbo to dill and blast in a safe manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and miss holes, flag lifters and mark bootlegs with paint.
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and verify ground control measures in place according to mine ground support design.
  • Set up digital theodolite and measure angles according to mine layouts.
  • Determine face location by transferring physical measurements onto mine prints.
  • Mark face according to face dimensions, drilling pattern and orientation of drill holes.
  • Align drill on line and on grade and drill to the engineered dimensions.
  • Install barricades to restrict access to work area(s) and to prevent access to rotating equipment.
  • Lock out drill and perform minor repairs, such as: changing striker bars, couplings, water tubes and hose clamps
  • Complete daily reports on equipment and workplace and submit written and verbal reports to supervisor
  • Load and prime development round with bulk anfo and electronic detonators according to engineering design
  • Place barricades/guards at all entrances to the blast, initiate blast according to project standards
  • Maintain working area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • 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:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)
  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints) required
  • 5 years or more experience with operating Jumbo Drill in UG mining environment
  • Hard Rock Underground Common Core - Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent)

Required Specialty Modules: U0089, U0092
  • Demonstrated ability to read mine plans and specifications for underground mining.
  • Ability to multi task and work effectively
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently
  • Must have the ability to adapt to change
  • Good communication skills

Health and Safety:
  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor
  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Work in accordance with local legislation
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives


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