Raisebore Operator - Now Hiring

Department Redpath Raiseboring Limited

Date Posted 10/26/2021

Position Type Full Time

Reference No. 2021-5083

LocationNorth Bay, Ontario, Canada

Job Summary:


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.


Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug Test
  • Criminal Reference Check
  • Double Vaccinated for COVID 19


Duties and Responsibilities:


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



  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform his duties in a safe and efficient manner
  • 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: Secondary School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred: Some college education – in mechanical or trades related an asset.


Work Experience:

Required: 1-2 years with experience in operating various classes of Redpath raisedrills

Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience in operating various classes of Redpath 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


Project and/or Location Specific Requirements


  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Types - Common Core
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner – Common Core
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Mining Specialty Module – Raiseboring
  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Front Line Supervisor – Common Core
  • FMTM (Quebec Common Core)
  • Explosive Permit



Apply to this job at: http://rp.jobis.ca/ONS