Miner 1 – Longhole Driller – 986505

Welcome to Newmont! 

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Brucejack operation is now recruiting for Miner 1 – Longhole Drillers with a competitive hourly rate of $58.85 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity with an additional short-term incentive of 10%.

As a Miner 1, your primary responsibility is to support the mine operations team to execute various tasks of the mine plan at the Brucejack Mine. As a miner 1 you will participate in and progress through the miner training program established by the company. You will advance through the Mine Operations line of progression through the successful completion of training and proven competency in mining tasks. As part of your role, you will be a safety leader and demonstrate the ability to ensure safety is at the forefront when planning and executing tasks.

Perform the following duties with safety being the number one priority:

  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community, and environmental protection in keeping with Newcrest’s goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate commitment to adhere to all Mine site safety rules, procedures, and regulations, while ensuring the safety of others.
  • Maintain a safe work environment through effective work area inspections, hazard identification and following safe work procedures for each task.
  • Identify and remediate workplace hazards including housekeeping, ground support assessment, scaling and ensure all critical controls for the task are in place and effective.
  • Safely operate underground mobile equipment such as, but not limited to, personnel carrier, telehandler, boom truck, scissor decks, skid steers, shotcrete equipment, scoops, trucks, and production drills. 
  • Conduct underground drilling, loading, and blasting in accordance with company procedures and provincial legislation.
  • Mentor new miners to the workforce, and act as a leader to assist with the progression of our underground team.
  • Observe experienced workers to gain and increase knowledge of methods, procedures, and performance standards and be willing to share their skills and knowledge with co-workers.
  • Develop skill set to progress within the mine operations team by becoming proficient in training provided to perform underground mining duties as per the company’s miner training program.
  • Perform basic maintenance on operating equipment including pre-start checks, refueling, lube fill and washing down.
  • Assist in installation, modification, and repairs of UG infrastructures.
  • Perform duties required to ensure safety and to support the mining advance such as scaling, ground support, extending services (installing air, ventilation, sump pumps and water pipes)
  • Document reports detailing work performed, problems diagnosed, pre checks on all equipment and machinery used in the day and all other required shift paperwork.
  • Immediately report problems/failures that may impact the team, or the company, to your Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintain and demonstrate a professional and courteous relationship with employees, subcontractors, the client, and all other personnel.
  • Practice good general housekeeping in the work area and equipment.
  • Performing related duties and activities as directed by the Underground Supervisor or designate.