MINE OPERATIONS BLASTER

Date Posted: September 13, 2018
Closing Date: October 04, 2018
Location:
Red Chris Mine

The Red Chris mine has an opportunity within the Mine Operations Department for a Blaster. This position is for work at the remote Red Chris mine located 80 km south of Dease Lake, BC in Tahltan traditional territory. The successful applicant will be required to work and stay in camp during their shift rotation. We offer a number of designated flight marshalling points within BC. Qualified applicants from local communities are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Mine Operations Supervisor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe operation of machine including daily comprehensive pre-trip
  • Read, interpret, understand and communicate instructions and diagrams
  • Connect wire and detonating cords and connect series to blasting machines
  • Handle and store explosives in accordance with company safety procedures and Mines Act regulations
  • Other duties as may be required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Valid open pit Blasting Certificate with minimum of 1 year i-kon experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience blasting in an open pit mine
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license required
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 350 Pit Viper and/or rotary drill DTH Cubex 780 experience considered an asset
  • Haul Truck and/or heavy equipment experience considered an asset
  • Mine Rescue experience considered an asset
  • First Aid certification considered an asset
  • Ability to assess operation of equipment to determine safe and efficient operation, to detect any malfunction and to notify supervisor of any needed maintenance, repairs and/or unsafe conditions
  • Demonstrate safety leadership within a team environment and promote environmental awareness in all workplace activities
  • Ability to perform tasks that require strength and stamina in extreme weather conditions
  • A team player that works well with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS CAN SEND THEIR RESUME AND COVER LETTER IN MS WORD OR PDF FORMAT TO:
Red Chris Development Company - hr@redchrismine.ca
Please include position title in the subject line of email
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted