Diamond Driller Helper II 2024-035

Foran Mining Corporation (TSX:FOM) is a modern mining company that wants to change what mining means to people. We are seeking four (4) Diamond Driller Helper II’s to join our expanding McIlvenna Bay project team in July 2024. These will be full-time positions, working 14 days on and 14 days off and based at the McIlvenna Bay project site. Foran is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce as we move into our next phase of growth. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to self-declare when submitting applications and resumes. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, you must be legally able to work in Canada. McIlvenna Bay Project site is an alcohol and drug free environment with all positions worked at site considered as safety sensitive. Therefore, successful candidates who will be working at the Project Site will be required to pass a Pre-employment alcohol and Drug test as part of their condition of employment.
  • Location:

    McIlvenna Bay Project Site

  • Job Type:

    Full Time Permanent

  • Department:

    Mine Geology

  • Application Deadline:

    June 6, 2024

Foran Mining has recently completed a positive feasibility study for the McIlvenna Bay project and have started advanced design, permitting and preliminary construction activities to build underground mining and milling facilities as well as the supporting infrastructure. A Diamond Driller Helper II provides support at the drill rig. This includes emptying core tubes and aligning drill core, maintaining a clean work area, assist with preventative maintenance, assist with drill moves, complete down hole surveys with supervision, assist with grouting holes, and any other tasks assigned by supervision.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead by example in promoting a strong safety culture, ensuring compliance with safety regulations, and conducting regular safety meetings and inspections.
  • Empty core tube and ensue proper core alignment in the core tray.
  • Handle drill rods and drilling tools.
  • Understand and assist with staging setup and site maintenance.
  • Assist with operational checks and preventative maintenance.
  • Assist with grouting completed drill holes.
  • Ensure compliance with mining regulations, environmental permits, and company policies related to underground mining operations.
  • Be prepared to respond to emergencies or incidents that may occur during underground mining activities, following established emergency protocols.
  • Foster effective communication and collaboration with other mine site departments and personnel to optimize overall mine site operations.

Job Qualifications & Skills

  • High School Diploma or Vocational training.
  • Underground exposure would be an asset.
  • Manual labour or forestry experience would be an asset.
  • Mechanical aptitude is an asset.
  • An understanding of core drilling would be an asset.
  • Ability to work in a safety sensitive and physically demanding job.
  • Possession of relevant safety certifications and First Aid is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively convey instructions, coordinate with teams, and communicate with mine site management.
  • Organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks and manage shifting priorities in a dynamic mining environment.

Physical Demands

  • The role may require walking long distances and climbing ladders or stairs to access different areas of the mine.
  • You may spend extended periods standing while observing mining operations and coordinating with the mining team.
  • Some tasks may involve lifting heavy equipment or materials, such as tools, safety barriers, or core boxes.

Additional Benefits

  • We offer a competitive starting hourly rate based on experience and qualifications and additional bonus aligned with industry standards.
  • Extended group medical, vision and dental plan.
  • RSP Plan with 6% Company match to employee contributions.

Deadline for applications to be submitted is: June 6, 2024

A competitive compensation package is available for the successful candidate.