Greenstone Mine - Production Loader Operator

Greenstone Gold Mines L.P. is a 60/40 joint venture partnership between Equinox Gold and Orion Mine Finance Group formed for the purpose of the joint ownership and development of the Greenstone Gold Property including the Greenstone Mine located on a historical mine site in the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone belt in Ontario.  The Greenstone Mine is managed directly by a dynamic and experienced Owner’s team, with an estimated $1.5 Billion investment over the three-year construction and commissioning phase, and a 14-year operating life of mine.

 

Greenstone Mine is seeking a Production Loader Operator to join our team. Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Production Loader Operator is responsible for safely and productively operating a Production Loader.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Operate the Production Loader in a safe and efficient way in accordance with all relevant legislation, company policies and procedures.
  • Perform Field Level Risk Assessments.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping as well as refilling all fluids as required.
  • Conducting pre-operational checks of the loader.
  • Perform a walk-around inspection before, during, and after every shift.
  • Complete logbooks and daily reports on delays, production, and safety issues.
  • Use two-way-radio, and horn signals to communicate with other operators and ensure safety.
  • Troubleshoot in accordance with regulations and approved procedures, may perform minor repairs as required and report all issues to dispatch.
  • Safely operate and maneuver the loader around the mine.
  • Use the Production Loader according to operating practices to excavate materials such as overburden and blasted rock.
  • Use the Production Loader according to operating practices to load 240ton haul trucks safely and efficiently.
  • Monitor gauges, and other indicators to ensure the Loader is working properly, report discrepancies to dispatch.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • First Aid/Mine Rescue Training is considered an asset.
  • Physically fit with the ability to perform physical labor.
  • Candidates must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills.
  • Able and willing to mentor and coach new employees who may have no previous mining experience.
  • Demonstrate a high level of positive leadership and support towards their direct supervisor, able to take control of work area to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Self-motivated and safety conscious.
  • Ability to cope with production pressures and prioritize safety.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willing to adapt and work in an inclusive work environment.
  • Pay attention to high level of detail.
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks.

 

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience operating Production Loaders in a mine setting.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Previous Letourneau L-1350 & L-1850 is preferred, 992k & 994K experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience utilizing a High Precision GPS or dispatch system is an asset.
  • Ontario Surface Common Core Training is an asset.

 

LOCATION

  • This position will be based in Geraldton, Ontario.

Greenstone Mine provides company transportation from multiple pick-up point locations.

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
Greenstone Gold Mines is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.