Drill Rig Operator

Drill Rig Operator – VUP
Boikago Group (Pty) Ltd
Musina Rural, Limpopo


Posted 01 December 2021 – Closing Date 06 December 2021

Job Details

Job Description


One of our clients in the mining sector is actively sourcing for a Drill Rig Operator. The ideal candidate will be responsible for drilling of blast holes to a blast design pattern using a mechanized drill. The responsibility will also include the drilling of service holes as well the installation of welded mesh support with roof bolts/split sets by means of the drill rig in accordance with a predetermined support pattern.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a culture of zero harm by adhering to all requirements as laid down by legislation and health, safety, environmental and security policies and procedures, and by the application of specific instructions to own work area and task completion.
  • Take-over/ hand over shift from off/on-going drill rig operator, attend to any abnormalities first, and then report to the supervisor to receive further instructions.
  • Perform visual Inspections of equipment before, and during operation according to departmental procedure to minimize breakdowns and operational losses by the timeous reporting of defects / abnormalities to Supervisor.
  • Operate equipment according to relevant mining requirements and Standard Operating Procedures to achieve daily drilling targets.
  • Report and record relevant operational data as required by department procedures to compile production reports.
  • Conduct efficient housekeeping of equipment and work area in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Perform all activities according to instructions, procedures and mining needs.
  • Participate in cost saving initiatives and adhere to financial procedures
  • Assist the Engineering personnel with breakdown maintenance as well as planned maintenance activities
  • Accountable for own workspace and activities

Minimum experience & qualifications required


  • Grade 12 / N3 / Equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Competent B certificate

Experience required

  • Minimum of 3 year’s practical experience of operating a double boom drill rig in a Trackless underground mining environment
  • Sound knowledge and experience of:
  • Underground mining practices and operations
  • Underground drilling knowledge and skills
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Legislation and standards applicable to underground mining
  • The incumbent will be required to work shifts