Technica Mining

Driller - Underground Mining

Job description


  • Set up and operate drills and drilling machines to produce a designated pattern of blasting holes
  • Operate diamond drills or other specialized drills such as raise boring machinery to test geological formations or to produce underground passageways
  • Set up and operate mining machinery to shear coal, rock or ore from the working face
  • Load explosives, set fuses, and detonate explosives to produce desired blasting patterns and rock fragmentation in underground mines
  • Perform duties required to ensure safety and to support the mining advance
  • Perform routine maintenance of mining equipment

Area of Specialization

  • Mine construction

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses

  • Hard Rock Miner Certificate

Drilling Equipment

  • Jack leg drill
  • Jumbo drill
  • Stoper drill

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Drills

Mining Equipment

  • Rock bolting carriage
  • Specialized drills

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Site Environment

  • Underground
  • Wet/damp
  • Noisy
  • Dusty
  • Hot

Financial benefits

  • Bonus

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots

Work Setting

  • Hard rock mine

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Pension plan

Security and Safety

  • Drug test

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits


  • English

* If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

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