Jumbo Drill Operator/Trainer
Underground Mining Alliance
Obuasi
6d ago
source : Jobsinghana.com, LLC

UMA is seeking to employ qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions : Jumbo Drill Operator / Trainer .

These are Obuasi based Fixed Term position with a competitive work roster at its operations in Obuasi. Remuneration package includes attractive salary and performance-based incentive payments for the right candidates.

The positions will provide you with an excellent opportunity to further develop your career in underground mechanised mining while working alongside experienced industry professionals in a safe, dynamic and outcome focused environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • The incumbent shall report directly to the Shift Supervisor and operates a twin boom jumbo drilling rig for underground development mining with installation of ground support.
  • Ensure work area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform working duties including ensuring electrical installations and services are clear of the drilling area.
  • Accurately drill a number of drill patterns using a mechanized electric hydraulic Jumbo drill suitable to ground conditions and in compliance with site specific drill patterns and survey instruction.
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control as per site requirements.
  • Read and follow accurately mining instruction plan with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile.
  • Comply with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations
  • Optimize drill patterns to ensure maximum advance per round is achieved whilst maintaining strict adherence to design specifications with minimal overbreak.
  • Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of 8 to 12 years’ experience of a Frontline Jumbo, Sandvik experience preferred;
  • Ability to Bolt, Mesh and Bore a minimum of 3 Development headings per 12-hour shift;
  • Minimum 800 drill metres / man shift;
  • Previous experience in Portal establishment preferable;
  • Must be conversant with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Previous experience working in Hard Rock Underground Mines (with International Underground Mining experience);
  • Sound knowledge of Underground Mining Practice across most positions and the efficient operations of an Underground Jumbo;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of a Sandvik DD 421-60, DD 422I, DD 421-60, and DD 421 Jumbo Drill;
  • Ability to work autonomously / independently with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within a team environment with leadership abilities;
  • A strong focus toward safety and hazard identification;
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers;
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve;
  • Ability to workday and night rotation;
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