11 Apr 2024

Drilling Offsider at Barrick

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Job Description

Position Description

The Barrick Africa Middle East Team is seeking to recruit Drilling Offsider to join and grow our team.

Join our exceptional team and embody Barrick’s core values as you work with us. We are in search of individuals who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity.
Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach.
Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose.
Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy.
Taking Responsibility and being Accountable.
Committing to Zero Harm.
Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships.
If you’re ready to contribute to our world-class team while embracing these values, we encourage you to apply and become a valued member of our diverse workforce.


Accurately assist driller in carrying out of blast hole drilling to a design pattern using a Sandvick drill rig.
Ensure assist read and accurately follow mine instruction plans with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile.
Assist set up and troubleshoot on Blast Hole Drill rigs, specifically on the Sandvik rigs.
Comply with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations
Must carry out standard workplace inspection practices and procedures and prepare the areas for drilling, in accordance with mine safety procedures.
Compliance with Standards using relevant information and individual judgment to evaluate and determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, and Barrick standards and procedures.
Participation in all applicable safety, prestart and shift team meetings
Ensure that safety standards, FLRA, Safe Working Procedures and complied in full in order to achieve Zero Lost Time Injury (LTI) Frequency Rate.
Good House Keeping in the Rig Cab and drilling floor.
Ensure trimming and set up times for the drill rig are optimal; and delays due to change out of RDT are minimized.
Ensure efficient utilization of resources; including fuel, drill bits, hammers, fire extinguishers, etc; and ensure NO abuse.
Ensure operation of equipment with ZERO damage.
Report breakdowns, equipment damages, safety near misses, incidents and accidents according to the laid-out procedures including completing the Shift report at the end of each shift.
To be pro-active in all aspects of operational safety, efficient utilization of the resources, Continuous Improvement ideas and Projects; and encourage teamwork across the departments.
Any other related duties that may be assigned to fulfill the overall business objective.

Qualification requirements

Secondary School Certificate / Vocational Training/ Apprenticeship in a related field / college program in heavy equipment operation.
Bits and other RDT selection and performance
Team Player and result oriented.
A valid Tanzanian driving license will be advantageous.
Mines Health & Safety Act Awareness
Experience and competencies needed.

Good knowledge of mining safety regulations and best practice.
Ability to act and operate as part of a team and possess a “can do” attitude that will motivate the crew to action company directives, regardless of personal opinion.
Good time management skills and the ability to complete tasks in a safe, timely and professional fashion.
Equipment parts and components identification.
Previous experience working as Assistant Driller.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Open Cast Mining Industry.
Possesses a recognized valid driving license and able to operate a light vehicle.
What We Can Offer You

A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
The ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.
Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.

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Method of Application

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Closing Date : 25th April, 2024.

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