Rambler Metals & Mining


Position: Bolter Operator (Expression of Interest) Apply

Date Posted: Apr 6, 2021
Deadline for Submissions: Apr 30, 2021

 Bolter Operator (Expression of Interest)


We are currently looking for Expression of Interest from experienced Bolter Operators for upcoming positions within our operation at Rambler Metals & Mining.

Job Summary

The primary role of Bolter is to inspect existing underground headings, scale loose rocks and install ground support to stabilize rock mass and ensure safety. The tasks may involve the operation of scaling bars, pneumatic hand-held drills, use of rubber-tired underground mobile equipment such as LHD (Load-Haul-Dump) units, mechanized bolters, scissor trucks, shotcrete sprayers and other support vehicles in a confined environment.  Other tasks associated to this position may include, but not limited to, the installation of vent tubing and mine services (air, water and pumping lines), minor construction work and other heading maintenance jobs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with all Rambler Mines safety regulations and procedures.
  • Identify unsafe conditions in underground headings - high level of alertness required.
  • Scale back and walls as required making the workplace safe.
  • Drill holes using hand-held pneumatic drills or drill-boom mounted on bolter.
  • Insert rock bolt following approved method of installation.
  • Install other ground support components as required such as welded wire mesh and shotcrete.
  • Install or fix existing mines services such as vent tubing and pipes using various lifting equipment such as scissor trucks, chain blocks and hand tools.
  • Operate large mobile equipment such as low profile front end loader and scissor lift (man lift);
  • Receive instructions or directives from Shift Supervisors and Mine Superintendant to coordinate day to day ground control requirements;
  • Assess all excavations and install ground support in development or reconditioned areas as per plan and section as the development progresses;
  • Keep track of all advances and communicate to supervisors and cross shifts footages and volumes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
  • Provide labour and ground control expertise as required.
  • Inspect equipment structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Able to read specifications, tape measures and technical drawings. Identifies information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Test bolts for specified tension, using torque wrenches.
  • Remove drill bits from chucks after drilling holes, then insert bolts into chucks.
  • Position safety jacks to support underground mine roofs until bolts can be installed.
  • Dependability
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to communicate and coordinate planned activities with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must have high safety standards using all engineered safety mechanisms and the required personal protective equipment.
  • Must be physically fit to complete the daily workload and able to work in all weather conditions