Murray & Roberts Drill Master

By | April 2, 2021

Murray & Roberts Drill Master

Murray & Roberts

Drill Master

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  • Permanent
  • Non EE/AA
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancy of a Drill Master to be based in Namibia. The successful candidate will report to the Mine Overseer.

Duties & Responsibilities

Suitable candidates must have the following work experience:

  • At least 8 years drilling experience on a trackless mining operation
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Epiroc M4C stoping rig experience.
  • Experience in the SLOS mining method drilling
  • Extensive working experience in underground decline development, stoping access and mining reef drive development as a Drill Master
  • Experience in vertical long hole drilling according to mine design
  • Proven track record of production achievements
  • Experience operating double boomer 282 rigs will be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge and experience of mechanised mining operations
  • Previous expatriate experience will be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not be limited to:

  • Execution of effective drilling and development
  • Effective planning, organising, leading and control within area of responsibility
  • Effective drilling to ensure adherence to work schedule
  • Be alert and proactive in identifying and communicating equipment deficiencies
  • Monitor and report on consumables used (bits, rods in R/m and shank and coupling usage)
  • Effective self and team management in alignment with M&RC’s values
  • Compliance with SHEQ, MRC and Client standards, policies and procedures

Desired Experience & Qualification

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications and skills:

  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent
  • Drill Rig Operator Certificate
  • Load Haul Dumper and Dump Truck operating license
  • Valid EB Driver’s License
  • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English
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