RedLake, ON - Long Hole Driller (Solo Drilling)

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

Percussive Drilling


RedLake, ON



Shift Length:

12 hours day and night shift
Room & Board: Provided by Redpath Travel: Flight provided

Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor and/or the Underground Superintendent, the primary role of the Long Hole Driller is to perform production and service hole drilling duties in an underground environment. Additional work may include loading explosives, installation and grouting of cables for support.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operate drilling machines to drill production blast holes and service holes.
  • Prepare daily reports of all drilling activities.
  • Read and understand planned drill patterns
  • Wash, scale and make safe drill areas to be marked up
  • Measure location and stake out pattern of holes to be drilled, load blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore or rock.
  • Read instructions or diagrams, lay out drill pattern and determine depth and diameter of blast holes and conduct field tests to determine type and quantity of explosives required
  • 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:
  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core - Full Basic
  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints) (required)
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in long hole blasting/drilling
  • Basic understanding of mine regulations pertaining to task
  • Ability to conduct risk assessment of specific task
  • Understanding of work related procedures and standards
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently

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

Pre-employment requirement
  • Drug Test
  • Criminal Reference Check
  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core

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