Job Title : Rig Operator

Category : Oil and Gas
Expat Careers International,Saudi Arabia
Posted Date :
Job Description :

The Role
The position of Rig Operator is responsible for the move, set-up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment to drill holes for mineral exploration. Responsibility for completing high priority items within specific time frames and the flexibility to coordinate multiple activities will be important to the effectiveness of this position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Understand the drilling plan - Ability to drill blast and grade control holes to proper depth and accurate collars;
- Understands the grade control sampling procedure, including avoiding poor sampling techniques that introduce sampling bias, which in turn will hinder the mine planning operation;
- Ability to operate both manual drill rigs that require monitoring of gauges as well as automated drill rigs that require online GPS system;
- Ability to change drill bits, identify mechanical problems on drill steel rods/stabilizers and assist the mine mechanics perform non-major repairs;
- Be safety minded and establish and maintain a proper and continuous communication method with the blasting team to ensure the drill rig is removed from the blast site before blasting occurs;
- Understand the safe operating procedures of the drill rig to ensure zero EHS&S loss time incidents;
- Will be required to work nonstandard working hours, including night shifts;
- Ability to read, write, and understand EHS&S-related procedures and manuals that will be written in English.
- Move and/or relocate rigs onto site and set them up
- Observe pressure gauge and move throttles and levers in order to control the speed of rotary tables, and to regulate pressure of tools at bottoms of boreholes
- Operate a handheld rock drill
- Remove pieces of stone from larger masses, using jackhammers, rock drill, wedges
- Carry out minor maintenance and repairs, and
- Dismantle and move rig to next site.

- Completion of Secondary (12 years education) plus formal Drill Rig Operator trade certificate training.

Experience and Qualifications:
- 2-4 years of related Drill Rig Operator experience within the Mining Industry
- Experience with Drill Rig machine Operation
- Jackhammer / Rock Drill Operator training

- Effective communication and listening skills.
- Strong work ethic and be able to adhere to company, policies, and standard business etiquette.
- Good written and verbal skills in English required,
- Self-starter with minimal supervision for routine activities.
- Reasonable computer skills

Key Demographic Requirements - applicants must be:

Minimum Age: 25
Maximum Age: 45
About the Company
Expat Careers International was established in 2001 to meet the demand for expatriate recruitment into the Arabian Gulf (GCC) region. Expatriate recruitment is highly specialised and requires first-hand knowledge (gained through direct experience) of the destination country, job location and employer. Necessary too, is an in-depth understanding of candidate qualifications, career experience and family situation in their countries of origin. Over the past 14 years we have had to recruit against a background of challenging issues including the effects of security concerns, political upheaval, economic booms and downturns, and new industry start ups. Expat Careers International deals with these complexities by accurately assessing client needs and applicant suitability and motivation. This expertise is what our clients value and sets Expat Careers International apart from their many competitors. Expat Careers International has emerged as the dominant recruitment company in the fast growing Mining and Minerals Processing industries in the GCC region, and also services this industry in West and Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.

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