Jumbo Operator Job Opportunity at North Mara Gold Mine

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Jumbo Operator Job Opportunity at North Mara Gold Mine

Jumbo Operator 


North Mara Gold Mine Limited is seeking to recruit Jumbo Operator to join Underground Production team. The successful candidates for this position will carry out assigned tasks within the guidelines of Company Standard Operating Procedures as well as other assigned tasks within the range of competencies.

Key duties are to operate Jumbo drilling rigs for mine development and install ground support according to quality specifications safely and efficiently. Also responsible for minimization of secondary breakage and over break and correct installation of ground support systems in accordance with geotechnical plans.

The position will report to the Production Superintendent – Underground. This is a two years contract role, with the work roster being fifty-six (56) days at work and twenty-eight (28) days off work


  • Mark up faces in accordance with geological, statutory and survey specification
  • Install all ground support and drill cable bolt hole, decline etc
  • Work without supervision to lead and complete technical activities for the department and ensure   accurate and timely completion of activities
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures including but not limited to safety, confidentiality and environmental policies
  • Responsible for conducting and reporting results while maintaining accurate and detailed records and or plods
  •  Prepare communication materials, manuals and other written materials related to technical issues, programs or systems
  • Responds to complex technical problems, making decisions that are guided by policies
  • Prioritizes and schedules work that is requested by the department
  • May be responsible for the inspection and replacement of company tools
  • Provides informal mentoring and learning to colleagues with less experience to enhance their technical knowledge and skill sets

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:                                                       

  • College or technical training equivalent to 2 years of study
  • Ability to read and understand designed ground support plans
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge of jumbo rigs
  • Must demonstrate good oral / written communication skills in English
  • Team Player and result oriented
  • Mines Health & Safety Act Awareness


  • 8 -10 years of experience as a Jumbo Trainer/ Operator preferable under expatriate conditions
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Tamrock 2009 Axera Twin Boom Jumbos
  • Proven previous experience in Underground Mining
  • Previous supervisory/Trainer experience


  • Understanding of basic Underground Mines Health & Safety Act
  • Knowledge on Underground Mining operations
  • 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
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Good analytical and organizational skills


  • 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 (indicating the role title in the subject) via e-mail to: nmrecruitment@barrick.com

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 12th  May 2021.

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