Drill Operator

Posted Date 4 months ago(10/11/2017 2:23 PM)
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Mine Operations - Open Pit
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.

Currently Baffinland is looking for experienced Drill Operators to join their team on the Mary River Project.  

This is a permanent position based at site with a 2 week fly-in, fly-out rotation.

Main Accountabilities

  • Perform all tasks assigned by the Supervisor.
  • To safely operate various heavy equipment units as have been trained and certified on.
  • To follow all procedures and policies as set by the company.
  • To fill out all forms required for daily operation of an assigned unit.
  • To follow the Safety Plan as specified by the company and to accept the training to do so.
  • Perform pre and post-operational checks of equipment as well as assisting and performing the basic care and maintenance on equipment as may be required.
  • Operation of equipment for 12 hour long daily shifts for a two week period
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Language: Speak English, Read English, Write English (Inuktitut would be an asset).
  • Proven track record in safe work practices.

Main Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in mine blast hole drilling with down the hole hammer production drill experience.
  • Multi skilled operator with hard rock mining experience including experience with drills, dozers, graders, excavators, loaders an asset.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work individually and as a team.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Experience working in day and night shift, be physically fit to work in arctic climate and adverse conditions.
  • Incorporates HS&E concepts into work activities and demonstrates concern for others health & safety (co-workers, clients, and sub trades).
  • Leadership as well as interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude. Able to develop and foster a team environment
  • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of efficient mining practices, procedures and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication


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