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Jumbo Drill Operator

Highly Competitive wage! (PSC offers a $2.00/HR Night Shift Differential)

Jumbo Drill Operators are expected to comply with company, local, state, and federal compliance/safety rules. Specializing in room and pillar mining, demonstrates competency in operations of Jumbo Drills, Single Boom and experience with Cannon Drills is a plus. Jumbo Drill Operators are required to read mine plans and specifications for underground mining, must be able to work in a team setting as well as independently.

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The Position at a glance

Education Requirments

High school diploma desireable but not required, minimum 2 years’ experience, see Education & Experience section below.

Credentials & Licenses

Part 48 MSHA required. Training available onsite. All Pattison employees must hold a valid Driver’s License.

Shift Information
Day/Night Shift (12 Hour Shifts) – See Shift Details below
Benefits & Incentives
Full Benefits Package & Quarterly Safety Incentive. See Benefits Section below for more details.

Detailed Position Information

This is an excellent career opportunity with a well-established, solid company, with outstanding benefits. If this sounds like something that might interest you, we encourage you to apply now! It could truly change your life!

Primary Responsibilities
  • icon Procures and transports materials, tools, equipment and blasting agents and accessories.
  • icon Inspects; scales; rockbolts; screens and straps to achieve control of ground.
  • icon Checks condition of travel way, work area, and equipment and corrects any unsafe conditions.
  • icon Inspects bolting machine, jumbo drill and other machinery common to mining.
  • icon Shoots grade and center line from pre-determined lines and determines location, spacing, number, inclination and depth of blast and bolt holes.
  • icon Operates L.H.D. vehicle to muck out rounds and to load broken material into trucks or rock passes or remucks at designated locations.
  • icon Sets up and operates various types of rock drills to drill blast holes, test holes, rock bolt holes and line plug holes, etc.
  • icon Procures blasting agents and accessories, loads, primes, times, connects rounds, checks and extends blasting lines, blows air, guards and blasts or sets up for centrally controlled blasting operations.
Working Conditions & Expectations
  • icon Work under pressure
  • icon Physically demanding
  • icon Attention to detail
  • icon Works twelve hour shifts
  • icon Must be willing to work any assigned shift, overtime, weekends and holidays
Shift Details

Currently the work is a rotating schedule. 4/3 or 5/2, 12 hour shifts 6pm -6am

  • icon Must possess a valid driver license
  • icon Specialize in Room and Pillar Mining
  • icon 10+ years’ experience
  • icon Attention to detail
  • icon Good hand-eye coordination
  • icon Must have the ability to stand for 6-12 hours on uneven sandy/rocky surfaces
  • icon Must have the ability to be seated for up to 6 hours to operate equipment or vehicles
  • icon Must have the ability to lift 60 to 80 pounds without mechanical assistance
  • icon Must have the combined ability of sitting, standing, walking large workloads
  • icon Good hand-eye coordination
  • icon Manual dexterity
  • icon Must have the ability to distinguish between colors
  • icon Must have the ability to climb on and off equipment and ladders
  • icon Must be able to work at heights of 30 – 50 feet
Education & Experience
High school diploma desirable but not required
Benefits & Advancement
Pattison Sand Company offers a comprehensive benefit program! Some of the benefits include:
  • icon Quarterly Incentive Program
  • icon Paid Time Off
  • icon Affordable Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • icon 401k with Matching

Advancement Opportunities: Pattison Sand Company encourages and sponsors internal and external training to develop employees’ skills in order to promote from within the company.

Disclosure & Important policies

Apply for this exciting career position now!

This could be the start of an exciting career with Pattison Sand Company!


We offer excellent benefits to our employees such as paid time off, education assistance, and more. These are just a few of the numerous benefits and perks enjoyed by of our employees.

About Pattison

The Pattison family has, for their entire 60-year history, consistently proven their commitment to their customers, employees, their community and the environment.

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Contact Information

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Pattison Sand Company, LLC
701 1st Street
Clayton, IA 52049
  (563) 964-2860
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