The company and the guys were great to work with, you do your job they took care of you. Only reason I had to give up this job was its really physical and after time the repative motion in spoine it did damage and could not get out of bed one day.
labourer torture victim (Former Employee) – Alberta – 27 January 2017
This company condones bullying and expected me to work with a broken rib. After discussing this situation with the health and safety guy nothing transpired. Forced to quit and seek medical attention, I was down and out for 3 weeks. Major Drilling was not concerned for my well being nor were they concerned about getting me back to work or paying me on time. Getting paid was its own battle.
No training, no PPE, no raincoats really? Lousy accommodations. No locking out equipment to wrench. Lack of tools and supplies. Straight up haywire operation.
Do yourself a favour and get into core drilling, stay away from exploration.
Great managment, your hard work was reckognized and appreciated.
DIAMOND DRILLERS ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Timmins, ON – 27 January 2017
Typically a 10 foot section of core would be extracted with wire line approximately every hour. My day would consist of switching inner tubes and emptying core from the extracted tube. Although I had some freedom between drill runs it was my job to keep the drill area and supply pump clean and well maintained. I would also operate a robotic rod manipulator to extract and stack the drill rods in 30 foot sections during bit changes.
Got good experience operating rod manipulator, and got very proficient with hand tools (ie pipe wrench)
If you see something broken don't report it cause you will get the blame...if you see something and try to fix it you will probably get written up ...the company needs a complete overhaul....the devoted gets the short end while others gets the work...
Heavy Equipment Operator-Driller Helper (Former Employee) – thunder bay – 19 May 2013
Major Drilling was a very hard job as i would be away from my family for weeks, Long hours ,Awesome team work ,the hardest part of my job was to be away from my family ,the best part was the friend ship that i made