Equipment Operator – Surface Drill

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Equipment Operator
  • Experience 5-7 Years
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Surface Mining Team

Job Description

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. is a Canadian diamond mining company situated approximately 200 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine, in which it owns a controlling interest. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada and Belgium, and is Canada’s largest independent diamond producer.

Arctic maximizes the sales value of its rough stones from the Ekati Diamond Mines and maintains a preferred position as a supplier of rough diamonds to the world’s diamond manufacturers <x{(}>(</x{(}>cutters and polishers) by dealing directly with them and tailoring rough diamond parcels to the client’s particular needs.

Why Arctic Canadian Diamond Company?

At Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., we believe people are our most important asset. That is why we are fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and to establishing strong lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work.

Arctic is dedicated to developing our workforce and committed to creating an environment where people can learn, grow, and take on new responsibilities. We build capacity within our workforce by offering leadership training, apprenticeship positions, and adult education initiatives, all of which encourage employees and contractors to strive for growth and development.

Since beginning operations in 1998, the Ekati Diamond mine has become internationally recognized as a world-class supplier of top-quality rough diamonds. Now operated by Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., the Ekati mine provides unique operational challenges, rewarding career development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.

Position Overview

As a member of the Surface Mining Team, the Equipment Operator – Surface Drill will report to the Surface Mining Team Leader and work a three (3) weeks on, three (3) weeks off rotation at the Ekati mine site. The Equipment Operator – Surface Drill is responsible for the safe, efficient, and productive operation of drilling equipment in a complex surface mining environment.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Safely operate Sandvik D90 and D75 Rotary Blast hole drills, and Epiroc DM 45e DTH hammer drills to meet daily plan and production targets;
  • Ensure that blast holes are drilled accurately according to the blast design;
  • Effective communication using a 2-way radio system;
  • Successfully use an electronic production data collection system (WENCO);
  • Operate drills within OEM specifications and recommendations;
  • Maintain equipment integrity and complete job hazard analysis reports and equipment log books;
  • Assist blast crew when required and carry out any other tasks as directed by the Team Leader;
  • Always protect the safety and well-being of yourself and your co-workers. Follow all Company specific safety protocols and Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures.

Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience operating a variety of heavy equipment, specifically Sandvik D90 and D75 Rotary Blast hole drills, and Epiroc DM 45e DTH hammer drills in the mining industry or similar setting;
  • Experience with Sandvik DX 800 drill rigs is considered an asset.

The Company provides travel to and from the Ekati mine site out of Calgary, Yellowknife, and other Northern fly points as indicated in the NWT Socio-Economic Agreement for the Ekati mine.

Employees need to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company is committed to Employee Equity, supports diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Arctic Canadian Diamonds Impact Benefit Agreement groups. Members should clearly identify their IBA status on the online job application and resume, to receive priority consideration.

For information about the beautiful region in which our mines are located visit www.spectacularnwt.com.

If this position interests you and you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for, please apply at https://arcticcanadian.ca/jobs/.

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