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Longhole Drill Operator – Hemlo

  • Full Time
  • Marathon
  • 2022-06-17


Location: Hemlo Operations, near Marathon, Ontario
Open to Canadian Residents
Rotation: 14 shifts-on / 14 shifts-off
About Barminco:

Barminco Mining Services Canada Ltd. is part of the Perenti Group, Australia’s second largest integrated mining services provider.

New to Canada, Barminco is already a global leader in hard rock underground mining. Together with African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) we have been operating for over 30 years in Australia and across Africa. New projects will see Barminco and AUMS grow to over 4,500 employees in 2020.

We provide state of the art facilities, equipment, technology and opportunities to work on projects all over the world. At Barminco Mining Services Canada Ltd., we are committed to fostering a culture that understands and values inclusion and diversity.

The Opportunity:

Barminco Mining Services Canada Ltd. has an exciting opportunity for experienced Longhole Drill Operators to join our team at the Hemlo Operations near Marathon, Ontario.

This role be a 14 shifts-on/14 shifts-off rotation
Shifts are days and nights
It is a “drive in/drive out” role if you reside outside the Marathon area.
Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for their safety and the safety of their co-workers while drilling blast holes underground at the Hemlo Operations.

More specifically, our Longhole Drill Operators will:

Comply with all safety and standard operating procedures
Accurately drill blast holes to a design pattern using a mechanized drill
Read and accurately follow mine plans with skill and precision while ensuring the holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile
Liaise with surveyors, geologists and engineers to optimize drill patterns and attain meter targets
Set-up and troubleshoot drill rigs, specifically Sandvik rigs
Safely prepare the areas to be drilled, charging or scrapping in accordance with mine safety procedures
Skills and Experience:

Minimum high-school diploma or equivalent
Commitment to working safely while ensuring the safety of others
Ontario Hard Rock Miner Common Core including modules relevant to longhole drilling
Minimum 5 years’ experience working in an underground mine
Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Longhole Drill Operator
Strong communications, organizational and time management skills
Ability to work independently with limited supervision while still being a contributing member of a team
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
What we offer:

Barminco Mining Services Canada Ltd. can offer you a role where you will be challenged and valued for your skills and experience. You will also have the opportunity to develop and grow your career.

We offer a competitive salary, health and medical benefits, travel allowance, meals and camp accommodations in Marathon Ontario.

NOTE: Selected candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment Fit for Duty medical which includes alcohol and drug screening.

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