Fire Assayer – 985905

Welcome to Newmont!

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 Brucejack operation is now recruiting for a temporary Fire Assayer with a competitive wage of $39.39 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity.

The Fire Assayer’s primary responsibility is to conduct gold and precious metal analysis through standard fire assay techniques, including weighing, fluxing, fusion, and cupellation.

Perform following duties, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Carry out fire assay procedures, including weighing, fluxing, fusion, deslagging, and cupellation in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Prepare and carry out fire assay procedure on ore grade samples, pins and other high-grade gold samples.
  • Carry out basic preventive maintenances on lab equipment in the fire assay area.
  • Monitor consumables and supplies and liaise with Senior Assayer or designate to ensure that correct stock levels are maintained.
  • Assist Senior Assayer with processing of ore samples and to determine grade, value and mineral properties.
  • Identify and record any abnormal observations in the process.
  • Ensure that work order documentation is complete in every respect and quality control results are entered into data base as necessary.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained in good order, making the supervisor aware of any damaged or defective equipment or any equipment requiring adjustment.
  • Practice good housekeeping and maintain a clean and tidy work area.
  • Comply with all occupational safety regulations, mine site and laboratory safety procedures, and requirements of SOPs.
  • Other duties as required by the Senior Assayer or Chief Assayer.

What We Offer  

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable on-site accommodations with private washrooms, including excellent balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities including a golf simulator, high-intensity fitness classes, yoga classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and hiking groups. You will also have access to a fully equipped music room while on site.     

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:  

  • Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site.  
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications  
  • Competitive Benefits and Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching program 
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities    

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.    

About You  

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:   

  • Successful completion of High School (GED) combined with two to five (2-5) years in a similar work environment complimented with knowledge of chemistry and/or mineral processing. A Diploma/ bachelor’s degree in chemistry is advantageous. A combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • BC Certified Assayer is an asset.
  • Have the ability to work safely under minimum supervision.
  • Fire assay background, especially handling high grade ores is an asset.
  • Familiar with operating flux dispensing and mixing, multi-load and multi-pour systems.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Effective organizational, time management and analytical skills.
  • Basic computer skills including data processing (Microsoft Office).
  • Familiar with laboratory information management system (LIMS)

Additional Information

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 14 days on / 12 days off/ 2 days travelling rotation.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be comfortable to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team.

Our Commitment to You  

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.   

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.