Apprentice – Instrumentation (Union – 985724)


Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Apprentice – Instrumentation to join our Red Chris Mine in Northwest British Columbia with a competitive hourly rate of $39.77.


The goal of our Apprenticeship program is to provide you with the practical and theoretical experience to be successful in your chosen field. Working as part of a team, you’ll will play an important role in driving the success of our mining operations and you will have the opportunity to learn while participating in exciting projects.



Our Apprenticeship Program combines paid on-the-job training while learning in a classroom or shop setting. It takes about four years to complete an Apprenticeship program. To become a certified Tradesperson, you must:

– Complete the required on-the-job hours and the in-school training

– Pass the examinations

– Earn the recommendation of your sponsoring employer

As an Apprentice you’ll earn 75% of the full Journeyperson rate while you learn with further increases as you progress through your apprenticeship.



As an Apprentice you will add value to the team through your continuous skill development as you practice, learn, and progress through each level of the program. You will champion a strong commitment to safety leadership by identifying hazards and following all site safety and environmental procedures. You will have the opportunity to troubleshoot and diagnose issues to help make recommendations regarding repairs. We work in a remote area where sometimes you will be required to perform tasks that require physical strength and stamina such as: stooping, crawling, working while laying on your back, heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs), walking, and standing for periods of time inside and outdoors in extreme weather conditions. Successful candidates will register with the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) and will be required to attend in-school training and write the standard level exams through Level 4 to the Interprovincial Red Seal Exam to achieve a Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).


We are looking for Apprentices that are passionate, resourceful, resilient, flexible, and who share our values. We are currently looking for candidates in the following trades:

Apprentice – Instrumentation – 985724

 As per the Collective Agreement all position within the agreement must be posted as per Article.18.01 (a) Job vacancies will first be awarded to the senior qualified employee within the department, through an expression of interest process. (b) Vacancies will remain posted for a period of fourteen (14) calendar days. Postings may exceed fourteen (14) calendar days or be re-posted if successful candidates are not found. 



The selection process will have three steps.

Step 1 – Resume Screening for Education/Experience: Education and/or hours already earned toward the applicable trade will be assessed. Successful completion of post-secondary trade-related training, received from a recognized educational institution, as well as with hours earned toward the trade, working with a Red Seal certified journeyperson, will be awarded extra recognition within the selection process. Candidates who meet the educational requirements of Apprenticeship program they will be attending will be invited to complete pre-employment aptitude testing.

Step 2 – Testing: candidates will participate in testing that will determine their readiness to successfully participate in an Apprenticeship educational program. Questions will be basic math, reading, comprehension, and science related questions. Top scoring candidates will be invited to interview.

Step 3 – Interview: each candidate will be asked the same questions, with the same scoring guidelines. The interview panel will include: an HR representative, and the department’s Senior Supervisor or Superintendent, at a minimum.