Drill Operator - Mining

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Location: Mojave, CA, United States
Job ID: R4698
Job Status: Full-Time



Job Summary:

You are an experienced surface mine Driller who takes pride in the safe and efficient operation of production mining equipment in a surface pit operation. You will be operating a Cat 6250 or DM45 drill in a large open pit surface mine.

Ledcor is one of the few companies to offer turnkey solutions to mining companies across North America. We are experienced working in the tough environment conditions of the mining sector, enabling us to mitigate risks for our clients. Our award-winning safety programs communicate our safety guidelines to our employees, subcontractors, vendors, and clients - creating a culture of safety at all levels of operations.

Apply today to join our mining team in Mojave, CA, United States!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Operation of Cat 6250 or DM45 deck drill
  • Operates and understands mechanics of a top head drilling unit equipped with multi-function joy sticks and GPS on a mine site
  • Drill blast holes 23’ to 45’ in depth
  • Complies with all company, client, legislated safety policies and procedures of drilling in a large open pit surface mine
  • Understands the limitations of the drill rig and the performances it can safely provide
  • Detects and performs small mechanical repairs to the drill
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other team members
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


  • Minimum two years’ surface mine drilling experience, using a Cat 6250 or DM45 drilling unit
  • Must have thorough knowledge of drill patterns and the structure in which they are developed
  • Current MSHA p.48 metal/nonmetal certification is preferred
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must have and maintain a clean driver's abstract
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug, alcohol, and physical capability testing
  • Must be able to arrange own accommodations, various options may be available in surrounding areas

Work Conditions:

  • Rotation of 5/4, 11.5-hour day shifts; night shifts are required
  • Ability to work overtime may be required
  • Employee benefits package and 401k plan participation offered after 60 days of continuous employment

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Mining services reach across the lifespan of a mine, from facility construction, to full-scale contract mining of coal, minerals, or metals, all the way to mine reclamation. Our service offerings are vast—as are the projects we work on. 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. We are committed to continuing to build on our culture of empowerment, inclusion and belonging.

All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Date Posted
Jan 8, 2021

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4 miles south of Mojave, CA, Mojave, CA, United States