Jumbo Operator Trainer

  • Full Time
  • Shinyanga
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Barrick Gold Corporation


Job Overview/Summary

Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is looking for well experienced Jumbo Operator Trainer – Expat to align to the Barrick DNA and drive a change within his team and the business and on a practical note will ensure activities in the mining department are effectively planned and undertaken in a safe and cost-effective manner to achieve targets in accordance with BGML Mining Safety Standards, Policies, and Procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform proper Pre- Inspection
  • Tram equipment to designated area.
  • Conduct equipment setup for drilling
  • Face preparation and marking off.
  • Installation of ground support – bolt, mesh, cable bolts
  • Perform drilling activities.
  • Identify uncoupled equipment and remove it from the workplace.
  • Ensure all equipment is clean.
  • To record and report drilling performance.
  • Monitor and control drilling cycle and efficiencies.
  • Ensure blasting holes are clean.
  • To perform charging activities
  • Assist with the training and skills development of trainees.
  • Ensure that all incidents are reported and investigated in accordance with BARRICK requirements.
  • To provide technical, practical, and field support in various working areas of the mine focusing on increasing work effectiveness and productivity while lowering cost through improved good operational practices.

Qualification/ Education

  • Qualification in Mining or similar technical qualification that is supported by practical work experience in mining.
  • Single boom and double boom certification

Knowledge & Skills

  • Time management, scheduling, and planning.
  • Hazard identification and Risk assessment
  • Understand drilling techniques for both rehabilitation and face drilling.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-speed development (200m per month per jumbo)
  • Candidate should have had exposure to automation within the underground environment.


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in operating single and double boom.
  • Experience in operating machines in large underground mining operation
  • Experience in best practice high-speed mechanized underground mining
  • Previous trainer experience is a must and will be discussed with potential shortlist candidates as to their exposure.

Work Ethics/ Disposition

  • Performing tasks under minimal supervision and monitoring
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Demonstrate high working ethics and conduct at all times.
  • Committed and engaged employees who are enthusiastic and passionate about Barrick and carry the company DNA.


Our mission is to be the world’s most valued gold and copper mining business. We are committed to partnering with our host countries and communities to transform their natural resources into tangible benefits and mutual prosperity.


With operating mines and projects in 18 countries, Barrick’s highly diversified workforce is drawn almost entirely from our host nations and equipped with world-class skills. We set the gold standard in sustainability by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all of our business decisions.


The company’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GOLD and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX. Learn more at www.barrick.com or follow us on LinkedIn.


Bulyanhulu is situated in north-west Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region, approximately 55 kilometres south of Lake Victoria and 150 kilometres southwest of the city of Mwanza.

Bulyanhulu is a narrow-vein gold mine containing gold, silver and copper mineralisation in sulphides. The mineralisation of Bulyanhulu is associated with a number of steeply-dipping veins. Bulyanhulu commenced commercial production in 2001.

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