Raisebore Operator

Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers
Nov. 26, 2020, 10:22 a.m.
Dec. 7, 2020, 6:52 a.m.

Job Description:

The primary role of the Raisebore Operator is to direct and perform the activities with respect to all facets of operating the raisedrill machinery, including moving, set up, pilot hole drilling, installation/ removal of reamer, MUBO tool, inspection and tear down. In addition, the Raisebore Operator is responsible to mentor and train the Raisebore Helper and Assistant Raisebore Operator in the safe operation of the various Redpath raisedrills.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Operate the assigned raisedrill according to procedure with respect to set-up, etc.

Make required adjustments to the operation of the raisedrill to compensate for ground conditions

Give direction to crew members on the various duties with respect to the safe and efficient operation of the raisedrill

Provide training/mentoring to less-experienced members of the project crew

Connect various components on the raisedrill as required

Monitor inventory for reamers, drill bits, spare parts and communicate requirements to Project Superintendent as required

Read and interpret engineering plans to set up the raisedrill and assemble components

Perform minor repairs as required

Assist the crew with maintaining a clean work site, storage of materials and spare parts

Must be able to follow proper procedure to ensure safety and to control equipment damage

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:

Work Experience:

Required: 1-2 years with experience in operating raisedrills

Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience in operating various classes of raisedrills, with progression in size and complexity of projects/raisedrills employed.

Knowledge Required:

Ability to follow directions

Ability to adjust raisedrill parameters to compensate for changing ground conditions

Limited but evolving knowledge of various classes of raisedrills

Knowledge of raisebore drill operations

Knowledge of drilling machinery

Basic knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems

Limited but evolving ability to read and interpret engineering plans

Mechanical aptitude and ability to do perform routine maintenance on machines

Ability to operate heavy equipment

Ability to multi task and work effectively

Ability to work collaboratively and independently

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