Job Description
Job Title:  Contour Drill Operator
Posting Start Date:  10/10/23

The Greenstone Mine commenced production in May 2024 and will be one of Canada’s largest open-pit gold mines, with annual production expected to average nearly 400,000 ounces of gold per year for an initial 14-year mine life with additional potential from a large underground deposit. Greenstone Gold Mines L.P. is owned by Equinox Gold Corp., a Vancouver-based mining company with seven other operating mines in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. 


Greenstone Mine is seeking a Contour Drill Operator to join our team. Reporting to the Mine Operations Supervisor, the Contour Drill Operator is responsible for safely and productively operating a D65Smartroc.



  • Operate the D65Smartroc Drill 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 and replacing tooling as required.
  • Complete logbooks and daily reports on delays, production, geological information, and safety issues.
  • Use two-way-radio, and horn signals to communicate with other operators and ensure safety.
  • Use the Drill according to operating practices to bore holes varying in sizes from 165mm to 229mm.
  • Monitor gauges, and other indicators to make ensure the Drill is working properly, report discrepancies.
  • Monitor gauges and adjust pull-down, hold-back, rotation and air pressures to optimize penetration rates and borehole quality as ground conditions change.



  • Safety conscious
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner
  • Candidates must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to adapt and work in an inclusive work environment
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks



  • A minimum of 3 years of experience operating a Contour Drill in a mining setting
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Prior experience in an industrial or a mining setting is an asset
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Training or pertinent experience is required
  • Ontario Surface Common Core Training is an asset



  • This position will be based in Geraldton, Ontario on a rotational basis.

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.