Job Opportunity at North Mara Gold Mine Limited, Long Hole Driller February 2022

Job Opportunity at North Mara Gold Mine Limited, Long Hole Driller February 2022

North Mara Gold Mine Limited is seeking to recruit a Long Hole Driller to join Underground Production team. The successful candidates for this position will carry out assigned tasks within the guidelines of Company Standard Operating Procedures and Best Practice as well as other assigned tasks within the range of competencies. The position will report to the Supervisor – Underground Mining. This is a permanent role, with the work roster being seven (7) days day shift, seven (7) days night shift and seven (7) days off shift.


  • Accurately drill a series of Long holes to a design pattern using a Sandvick drill rig.
  •  Read and accurately follow mine instruction plans with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile.
  • Communicate with surveyors, geologists and engineers to optimize drill patterns and meters.
  • Set up and troubleshoot on Long Hole Drill rigs, specifically on the Sandvik rigs.
  • Comply with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations
  • Must carry out standard work place inspection practices and procedures and prepare the areas for drilling, charging or scraping in accordance with mine safety procedures.
  • Compliance with Standards using relevant information and individual judgment to evaluate and determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, and Barrick standards and procedures
  • Participation in all applicable safety, prestart and shift team meetings
  • Compliance to all applicable mine safe work procedures / safe operating procedures;
  • Training, Coaching and development: Identifying the educational or training needs of others and suggest to the supervisor. Coaching and helping team members to improve their knowledge/ skills


  • Secondary School Certificate / Vocational Training/ Apprenticeship in a related field / college program in heavy equipment operation
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Heavy Mobile equipment operation skills.
  • Mines Health & Safety Act Awareness


Previous experience working as a Long hole Driller operating DL420- 10C and DL311-7
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Underground Mining Industry.


  • Understanding of basic Mines Health & Safety Act
  • Drilling machines especially the Sandvick Long hole solo DL420- 10C and DL311-7
  • Must have knowledge of reading and understanding the drilling plans for implementation
  • Knowledge of Underground Mining Practices and the efficient and safe operation of an Underground Long hole Machine.
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to act and operate as part of a team and possess a “can do” attitude that will motivate the crew to action company directives, regardless of personal opinion.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to complete tasks in a safe, timely and professional fashion
  • Basic mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment


A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.
Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.


Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s, careful read application guidelines

Rename your CV in this format CV – YOUR FULL NAME

Indicating the role title “Long hole Driller” in the subject of your email

Send your application via e-mail to:

If you are not contacted by Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful. Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking.

Please forward applications before 07th February 2022.

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