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Long Hole Driller at Barrick / Bulyanhulu Gold Mine

Long Hole Driller at Barrick / Bulyanhulu Gold Mine –


Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is seeking to recruit Long Hole Driller to join our team. The successful candidate for this position is expected to align to the Barrick DNA and drive a change within his team and the business and on a practical note the purpose of this role is ensure underground mine activities in the Mining Department are undertaken in a safe and cost effective manner to achieve targets in accordance to BGML Safety Standards, Policies and Procedures.

  • Reporting to: Mining Shift Supervisor
  • Work Schedule: Forty Two (42) Days On / Twenty One (21) Days Off
  • Duration: Permanent


  • Collect drilling consumables & mining instructions
  • Perform pre-use inspection
  • Perform Field Level Risk Assessments and Entry Examinations at the work areas and ensure the health and safety of team members, visitors and contractors at the working area.
  • To perform Scaling
  • Conducting  Equipment Setup for Drilling
  • Perform drilling both down hole, up hole, drop rise and  inverse rise
  • Record & report drilling performance
  • Uncouple equipment & remove from workplace
  • Perform charging activities
  • To take full care of Cleaning Equipment
  • Working at height
  • Install Services, Air & Water, Ventilation
  • Support Installation
  • Conduct charging of Blast Holes
  • Identify improved drilling methods
  • Observe drilling time per meter
  • Coach and mentor trainees on Long hole working areas
  • Assist with the training and skills development of trainees.
  • To provide technical, practical and field support in various working areas of the mine focusing in increasing work effectiveness and productivity while lowering cost through improved good operational practices

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:                                                              

  • Ordinary secondary education
  • Blasting Certificate
  • Valid Driving License


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Long hole Driller
  • Experience in operating machine in large underground mining operation


  • Excellent communication in English ,both writing  and verbal
  • Hazard identification and Risk assessment
  • Understand drilling technics for both down hole and up hole

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.
  • 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.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s, careful read application guidelines

  • Rename your CV in this format CV – YOUR FULL NAME
  • Indicating the role title “ LONG HOLE DRILLER” in the subject of your email
  • Send your application via e-mail to:  [email protected]
If you are not contacted by Barrick- Bulyanhulu Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.  Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking. 

Please forward applications before 30th November 2020

BEWARE OF CONMEN! BGML does not receive money in exchange for a job position. Should you be asked for money in exchange for a job offer or suspect such activity, please report this immediately to our Compliance Hotline, by calling +1-877-246-5399 or through

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