Location: Selebi Phikwe
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Geology


The primary purpose of a diamond drill supervisor is to oversee/manage and mentor/train the diamond drill operators and offsiders. The Supervisor shall ensure all employees/contractors are actively involved in achieving a safe and positive work environment. Health & Safety issues coupled with environment are top priority. This key position will provide an excellent opportunity to further develop skills of an individual’s career in a safe, dynamic environment while working with a team of underground professional miners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operation and management of electric/hydraulic diamond drill, capable of drilling holes of 1200m depth (NQ/BQ).
  • Compliance with all HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policies and procedures.
  • Ensure comprehension/understanding of drill plans to ensure rig is set up correctly and accurate reporting of drill shift and production.
  • Proactively manage all drill consumables and additives related to drills under his/her supervision.
  • Use leadership and time management skills to manage of drill breakdowns, moves and setup of rig.
  • Complete daily shift paperwork detailing meterages and issues occurring at the drill.
  • Provide additional support to management as required.
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Qualifications & Experience:

  • BGCSE/equivalent plus relevant Diamond Drill Operator certification/licence.
  • At least 10 years relevant work experience, Underground experience preferred.
  • Strong background/experience in drilling hard rock, high grade metamorphosed Archean Gneiss’ utilizing BQ sized diameter core, holes up to 1200m length.
  • Background/experience with operation and troubleshooting electric hydraulic diamond drills, previous knowledge and prior experience of hydraulic systems is preferred.
  • Experience in rebuilding Boyles B20 heads, downhole pumps coupled with welding experience would be considered a great asset.


  • Energetic and pro-active leadership.
  • Leadership & Communication skills: Diamond drill Supervisors need to be able to communicate effectively with team members, supervisors, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate in English is a necessity (written and verbal).
  • Ability to demonstrate PNR values and core competencies
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Closing date: March 29, 2024