Master Sinker

Full Time



RUC Mining are seeking an experienced Master Sinker for a 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off FIFO roster to join our passionate team of highly skilled people.

RUC Mining Contractors are an established Western Australian Underground Contractor who is part of the global Murray & Roberts Group. RUC is a diversified underground mining contractor with an extensive portfolio of Development, Production, Shaft Sinking and Raiseboring projects throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific.


  • Relocation packages available 

  • Generous long service incentive program, for 5 years of service you receive a genuine gold watch!

  • Decent rates of pay

  • Employee referral incentive bonuses up to 10K!

  • Super paid on all hours worked

  • Good work / life Integration

  • Generous discounts offered on RUC BT Super fund featured partners

  • Discounted top level health insurance

  • Income protection insurance that has no exclusions for out of work recreational activities!

  • Annual Leave paid on average earnings

  • Opportunity to work for a progressive company that offers development opportunities.

  • Nice food, decent Foxtel and amenities onsite

  • Paid isolation


Reporting to the Shaft Manager, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Full responsibility for the nature/quality and quantity of outcomes processes and/or teams within own area of responsibility.

  • Use informed judgement to evaluate alternatives to goal achievements.

  • Participate in site surveys to establish accessibility, availability of services, plant equipment and materials, safety concerns and labour requirements.

  • Manage site establishment processes and the onboarding of resources as per planning schedules.

  • Initiate pre-sink processes and manage the onboarding of subcontractors.

  • Liaise with project planner to confirm explosives storage requirements and manage implementation accordingly in line with agreed RUC standards, policies and procedures.

  • Manage water control in line with agreed RUC standards, policies and procedures.

  • Manage disposal of blasted material in line with agreed RUC standards, policies and procedures.

  • Manage end-to-end shaft sinking project in line with contractual expectations.

  • Enforce and monitor all risk assessment processes and liaise with Safety department daily to ensure a safe project.

  • Attend ongoing project meetings to plan and monitor project progress and resolve issues.

  • Adhere to and manage project budget in consultation with Contracts Manager.

  • ork with and support the other senior project personnel in the successful delivery of the project.


  • End-to-end hands-on shaft sinking experience of one or more shaft sinking disciplines

  • 7+ years’shaft sinking and engineering experience

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Manual Drivers Licence

  • Sound understanding of technical drawings

  • Team leader supervising multi-disciplinary team in the production of design work

  • Sound understanding of disciplines and safety protocols for shaft sinking

  • Advanced explosives management skills

  • Sound interpersonal and communications skills

  • Commercially minded

  • Analytical and attentive to detail

If this sounds like a role that would be suited to you, please click 'Apply'. below - If you are applying via Email, please attach your CV and a Covering Letter.

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