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Blast Hole Drillers

  • Location Tropicana Gold Project
  • Work Type Full Time - Permanent
  • Job no: 497558
  • Categories: Tropicana Gold Project

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Tropicana Gold Project

Macmahon is a leading Australian company delivering a comprehensive range of surface mining, underground mining and engineering services to the resources sector throughout Australia and Asia. Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.

The Tropicana Gold Project is a large gold mining operation located 330km north-east of Kalgoorlie, on the edge of Western Australia's Great Victoria Desert. Macmahon's 10 year mining contract includes all mine planning, drill and blast, load and haul, crusher feed and other associated works

Macmahon is currently looking for Experienced Blast Hole Drillers to join the production team at a well-established mining operation in Western Australia. Reporting to the Drill and Blast Supervisor the key responsibilities include:

  • Completing all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Safe and efficient Drill Rig operation
  • Ensure drilling operations carried out with precision and report all non-conforming conditions
  • Inspection, identification & reporting of all Hazards/Risks and Incidents associated with Drill operation and Work Task
  • Record maintenance
  • Operating basic mobile equipment
  • Undertaking upskilling training

To be successful in this position you must have;

  • Proven years of experience in an Open Cut Blast Hole Drilling exposure;
  • History of work with DR580, MD6420 & MD5125 rigs. Experience with PV271, Cubex, SKSS and GD5000 are also highly regarded;
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Drill Rig Operations, Maintenance, Servicing and Housekeeping to work tasks;
  • Experience in Rotary, Down Hole Hammer and Top Hammer is essential;
  • Experience with Contour Drilling;
  • A valid HR drivers Licence;

The roster offered for this position is a 14 Days on / 7 Days off, Fly in Fly out of Perth or Project Site. If you are interested in this position then APPLY NOW with a current resume and two referees.

Should you be successful in being offered a role in Macmahons' Surface Mining Division, you will be required to pass a medical and drug and alcohol test along and obtain a National Police Clearance.


  • Published on 20 Jun 2018, 1:37 AM