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Caribou Mine - Jumbo Operator

Department Redpath Canada Limited

Date Posted 7/4/2022

Position Type Full Time

Reference No. 2022-5534

LocationBathurst, New Brunswick, Canada


Travali - Caribou Mine


Bathurst, New Brunswick


7 days on 7 days off

Shift Length:

10.5 hours


Employees are responsible for travel



114,500 annually, plus vacation and incentive bonus


Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefit

  • Health Care and Dental + Vision Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program



Pre-employment requirement:

  • Drug test
  • Medical


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Shift Boss or Superintendent, the primary role of a Jumbo Operator is to set up and operate a tow boom Sandvik jumbo, to drill and blast in a safe manner.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (preferred)
  • Specialty Modules: U0089, U0092 (preferred)
  • Basic literacy (read, write, basic math and read blue prints)
  • 5 years or more experience with operating Jumbo Drill in UG mining environment
  • Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent)
  • 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


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Visually inspect, sound, scale and wash down work area, check for bootlegs and missholes, flags lifters, adds or repairs vent tubing.
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control according to site requirements
  • Extend grade and center line, mark face for drilling and circle bootlegs, maintain hanging wall and foot wall control in junction with geologist.
  • Capable of jackleg and/or stopper drilling as needed.
  • Determine location, spacing, depth and inclination of holes.
  • Perform minor repairs, such as changing striker bars, couplings, water tubes and hose clamps.
  • Complete daily log books on equipment and submit written and verbal reports to supervisor.
  • Load, prime, time, connect and test blasting circuit.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to comprehend written and verbal instructions as required to perform his duties in a safe and efficient manner
  • 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.


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
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives



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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Redpath Mining Contractors and Engineers is an equal opportunity employer.