When Marnie Hunter saw a 150-tonne haul truck, she wanted to get behind the wheel. “I remember looking at one and I told myself, I’m going to drive that one day, I’m gonna work and try to get into this company, I want to drive that truck. And I did,” she recalled. Hunter was on a tour of Goldcorp at the time and taking a mining course through Mushkegowuk at Northern College. Up until she signed up for the course, mining hadn’t been on her radar. Today she is a drill operator at Newmont-Goldcorp’s Hollinger pit. She started with the company six years ago as a labourer, then went to work in the haul truck that had piqued her interest. “And then I had an opportunity either go to equipment or drill operator and the drill actually intrigued me. I considered it as a challenge and I love challenges in my life,” she said. Having achieved her goals so far, Hunter said in the future she might be interested in being a drill and blast foreman READ HERE
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