Underground Diamond Driller Helper (Former Employee), Timmins, ON – January 23, 2014
typical day would be do the safety huddle say what we did for safety the day before and what we would do for safety that day. go underground work return to surface. I learned a lot about safety and how accidents can happen in an instant co workers were awesome the hardest part of the job was moves when you have to move your drill if everything was not – more... ready it would be frustrating. the most enjoyable part of the job was the people we worked with. – less
Although the accommodations are very nice the amount of days you have to put in is rough.
Diamond Driller (Current Employee), Red Lake Ontario – June 7, 2013
Pros: the job is challenging
Cons: 28 days in a row of work
We go down on a cage in a Gold mine,To 6400ft I am incharge of transporting men to thier drills.And we start drilling for core samples which hopefully contain gold.During the drilling process you learn alot about Ground conditions and have to know whats going on in your drill hole as your rods turn.Management or shift bosses are most likely ex drillers – more... to which you can call apon for certain tasks or situations that they can help you with.You have a partner to which you are to over see he is your helper on the drill,The hardest part of the job would be,heat stress as it is very hot at 6400 ft.The most enjoyable part of the job is that you and your partner come up to surface every day safe and alive. – less
Driller (Current Employee), Manitoba – March 4, 2013
Pros: excellent money
Cons: treated like dirt
Current driller at boart Longyear, 14 on 7 off. Not much of a life and the upper management is nothing but a joke, was promised increase in wages and never got em!! Was never appreciated by shifters or big boss, if u wanna work for these guys u better be prepared to work like a slave and still get no recognition cause in the end yer just another number – more... in their eyes!! – less
diamond drill helper/ diamond driller (Current Employee), Timmins, ON – February 13, 2013
Pros: good money
Cons: long hours
The job itself is pretty simple, you pretty much know what your walking into usually, if you have a good cross shift and he sets you up good the shift will fly, if your cross shift hates his job and doesnt care, well your in for a good night! sometime it gets long doing the same thing everday but when the day over your happy you had a good productive – more... day, no one got hurt and you get to go home to you family, thats a good day! – less
Stay away - Only good if you are a driller or helper
not entry level - dont want to say (Former Employee), Haileybury/North Bay – January 29, 2013
Pros: nice building
Good company ONLY if you are a driller or a helper. Otherwise you should pass. No job security at all. Laid off 2500 people in the last year and kept some that made no sense at all. Do a web search and see for yourself.
co-workers are nice people but zone and SLC senior and regional management has no respect for employees or department managers or – more... supervisors. dont bother tring to take a day off because they will call you on weekend and vacation and expect you to answer
Other zones may be better but eastern canada is not well run or a good place to work. clearly the reason i left – less
Inventory/Cost Analyst (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – January 7, 2013
Pros: productive and fun workplace
Cons: very low job security
Responding to the emails, requests for cost updates, and other issues, running different reports for the inventory and cost variance accounts,analysing and communicating with the persons in charge to fix the problems.
I learned the Oracle software, the Answer reporting system and first of all the company's culture.
The management team was very close – more... and continuesly in contact with us for every issue to find the right way or solution.
With co- workers it was a good working and social relationship.
The hardest part of the job it was the physical inventory in the warehouses.
The most enjoyable part of the job was inventing new ways to capture the cost for non standard jobs or repars in the field. – less
site manager (Former Employee), Australa, Tasmania, Indonesia, Laos – December 17, 2014
Pros: opportunity to progress
Cons: remote work locations
while working in remote Indonesia as a site manager, was a continues challenge from day to day, whether dealing with logistics or helicopter support issues there was never a dull moment on the field. in my time i have learnt new languages, culture diversity while obtaining on the job training and mentoring, building my natural development as a manger – more... into higher quality on the job output. the hardest part of my job would be located in a job site so far from civilization, the upside to this would be your planning skill and logistic planning becomes very good due to not having regular access to local community or built up areas for a period of 28 days. probably the most enjoyable part of my job would be working in remote areas of Australia, Indonesia, Laos. getting the opportunity to learn culture and language, i always enjoyed teaching and mentoring the national staff and seeing the development on the field and back in camp weather im teaching on the job skill set or English language to national staff, – less