South Africa

Drill Rig Operator - RC

Company Tharisa Minerals
Reference # DRILRIGOP002
Published 07/12/2018
Contract Type Permanent
Location Marikana, North West, South Africa
“Tharisa plc (Tharisa) is a European headquartered, integrated resource group. We are uniquely positioned incorporating mining, processing, beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics.” Tharisa Minerals Mine is situated near the town of Marikana in the North West Province, and is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to the following position based at the mine
Job Functions Mining
Industries Mining
Drill Rig Operator for Reverse Circulation (RC) Drilling REF DRILRIGOP 002
Internal / External

Role Context
The drill operator is responsible for drilling hole to the planned depth and to ensure a geological quality samples extraction. The drill operator shall ensure that he/she maneuver the drill in such a way that he/she does not damages the quality of drilled samples. He/she must make sure that the quality of geological samples extracted are representative, reliable and free of contaminants.

Core work outputs:
Achieve the daily planned meters target by following on drill-rates and the drill plan, do risk assessment before drilling commences, ensure that drilled blocks are barricaded off, holes are drilled to the correct depth by measuring each drilled hole; drill plan from mine planning/ survey is available during drilling; ensure that drilling equipment are operated effectively and safely, ensure geological samples are not damaged during drill tramming, create and maintain good and healthy relationship with mining team. Conform to MHSA guidelines by continuously working according to the stipulated mine procedures.
Minimum Requirements:
Grade 12 Certificate, Must pass both medical and dover tests, Should have excellent communication in English both verbally and written, Must be able to work shifts and also on all holidays, a training certificate in superock 5000 and 1 to 2 year RC drilling experience in an open cast mining environment will be an advantage, Jackhammer/Rock Drill Operator experience.
Job Closing Date 14/12/2018
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