Exploration Drill Technician

  1. Full-time
  2. Kershaw

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental and social performance.  For more than 31 years, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities, and strong returns for our shareholders.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America.  The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,500 people.

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OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/OceanaGold

Job Description

Job Description

  • Support core drilling at Haile Gold Mine
  • Manuel handling of 10-foot drill pipe
  • Assist with operation of LF90 Core Drill
  • Remove core from drill barrel and box core
  • Core boxes accurately and clearly labelled
  • Mix and pump drilling additives
  • Dig and line mud sumps
  • Move drill and equipment between drill sites
  • Operate water truck and fill from designated pumps
  • Replace broken or worn parts using hand tools
  • Conduct daily equipment inspections
  • Operate light vehicle F250 on public and mine roads
  • Other duties as required



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • On the job training
  • Mining experience preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Drilling experience preferred

Additional Information

Key Working Relationships (List internal and external main points of contact for the role)

  • Excellent problem solving skills with complex problems, including both definition of the problem and generation and evaluation of solutions.
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including goal setting, group performance monitoring and the ability to modify priorities where necessary to achieve these goals.
    • The ability to make a decision from a range of competing options where the outcomes are not entirely predictable.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills, and the ability to convince others to co-operate and contribute.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, talk, hear, and see.
  • Be able to walk over rugged terrain up to 6 miles per day in hot & humid and/or cold weather with occasional rain & snow.
  • Must be able to work shift work with 12 hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Safely operate 4WD light vehicles on highways, off-road, and on an active mine site.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves, and any other protective equipment as required.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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