Our people are the greatest asset of our company and the foundation on which our values are built and maintained. Many employees have been with the company for over five years and several for longer than ten years. 70% of our employees reside in the Kalgoorlie/Boulder area.
Jarahfire is led by an experienced management team and a committed team of Supervisors, Drillers, and Fitters.
Our staff are multi-skilled allowing flexibility to alternate between all divisions.
John is a drill and blast professional with over 30 years of experience in the Australian mining and quarry industries across a broad range of commodities. John held a senior management position at Stanley Mining Services before Mr Docker forming Alanjon Drill and Blast Services with another partner. In late 1998 John left Alanjon to form Jarahfire Drilling Pty Ltd.
Kristel has been with Jarahfire Drilling for over a decade having started with the Drill and Blast entity. She has been a crucial member to our team and has witnessed and been involved in Jarahfire’s growth in that time.
With Jarahfire Exploration she oversees all matters of administration, in particular ensuring smooth onboarding of our staff to mine sites and exploration tenements. Her experience reflects her understanding of site protocols, paperwork requirements and site requests are done in a timely manner to guarantee a smooth process to getting our staff to site.
Kristel and her team will be the first people to welcome you should you ever visit our Boulder office.
Adrian ‘Jax’ Murray
Business & Development Manager
Adrian has 15 years experience in the drilling industry. He has drilled throughout Western Australia from mining programs to pure exploration and has experience with many clients including Rio Tinto, BHP Nickelwest and WAIO. Adrian was also responsible for bringing Mitchell Services to WA and setting up their division in 2017.
Adrian is now to utilising his broad experience to servicing Jarahfire’s current and future clients.
John ‘Snow’ Simmons
John is a Driller and Shotfirer with over 25 years of experience in the WA mining and exploration industry. John has previously worked for Maxron Drilling, Thompson Drilling and Mundy Drilling at various locations throughout WA drilling RC, Aircore, RAB, Diamond and Blast Hole until he joined Jarahfire in 1998. John is now the General Manager of Jarahfire Drilling looking after all business aspects of the company.
Maintenance Manager Exploration
Troy has spent over 25 years working in the exploration industry. Starting his apprenticeship with G&K Drilling at the age of 16 and over the years gaining experience with the likes of Laynes Drilling and Mackay Drilling before starting his own successful drilling company, Drilling Australia.
Troy has brought a wealth of experience to Jarahfire Drilling Exploration. He is respected within the industry and has a well earned reputation for keeping
a highly functional maintained fleet.