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Job Details

RATE OF PAY $34.00 / Hour

Duties and Responsibilities  include:

  • Appreciation of the key role hoist operations deliver in the overall success of mining operations.
  • Planning and organizing; apply discipline and structure to maintenance and repair activities, assets and resources
  • Maintain work standards; work consistently in accordance with the OHSA and Hoist Training Manual
  • Verify that all information is entered accurately and timely on a daily basis into the Hoist Operators Log Book
  • Flexibility, adjust daily schedule; prioritize as required to optimize operation efficiency
  • File all documents and maintain documentation filing system for inspection and audit
  • Ensure that applicable procedures and work standards for all tasks are understood, adhered to and complied with at all times (including training of others)
  • Read and maintain awareness with all recent entries in log books
  • Perform all daily checks on operating hoists, including brakes, overwinds/underwinds and track limits as required and record in the Hoist Operators Log Book Conduct trial trips as required in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • To operate a hoist in an emergency situation.
  • To respond to audible and visual signals.
  • To safely operate on manual controls.
  • Operate the hoist under the direction of the authorized person giving signals
  • Assist maintenance and repairs in the field when required and safe to do so
  • Work closely with other crew members to create and maintain a synergy required to accomplish the shift lineup in the cycle
  • Ensure that any equipment deemed damaged or unsafe by virtue of a defect or a machine of which any protection system is inoperative, is not used, and communicated to the Shift Supervisor
  • Understand and apply Safe Work Practices
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the prescribed manner
  • Coordinate with the Operations Supervisor to optimize all scheduled maintenance activities to minimize impact on production
  • Other duties as assigned
  • These duties can be monotonous and repetitive. The workload can be cyclic with very active and inactive times. The operator is required to be vigilant at all times of day or night. This vigilance should not be impaired by therapy or other causes.


  • Mining Experience relevant to support operations – minimum Miner 4 for 2+ years
  • Deemed competent to operate the hoist(s)
  • Annual Hoist Medical in accordance with Section 238 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in their workplace
  • Demonstrated well developed mature communication
  • Ability to anticipate and follow directions

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