Harte Gold - Jumbo Operator

Project: Sugar Zone 

Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers

Location: White River, Ontario

Rotation: 20 days on - 10 days off

Shift Length: 11 hours

Travel: Kilometers capped at 1000 km per rotation

Accommodation: Camp Setting

Compensation: Redpath Canada Limited offers comprehensive benefits


Job Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and miss holes, flags lifters and paint face
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control according to site requirements
  • Capture field measurements using MOSS (Miner Operated Survey System)
  • Align drill on line and on grade and drill to the engineered dimensions.
  • 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 emulsion and electronic detonators following engineering design
  • Place guards at all entrances to the blast, blast according to project standards and remove guards after blasting
  • 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 Jumbo Drill machine 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

Pre-employment requirement:

  • Drug test

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