Journeyman Gas Fitter / Plumber

Welcome to Newcrest!  

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. 

We recognize that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work. 

The Brucejack Mine is an operating underground gold and silver mine and is considered one of the highest-grade operating gold mines in the world. It is located 65 kilometers north of the town of Stewart in northern British Columbia.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a  Journeyman Gas Fitter / Plumber to join the Brucejack Mine in northern British Columbia.

Job Purpose and Accountability

The purpose of the Gas Fitters/Plumber position is to ensure that all assigned construction projects complies with building codes in accordance with Project permits, policies, standards and environmental requirements.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required
  • Measure and mark reference points for installation of gas lines and equipment
  • Install and maintain gas meters and regulators and gas lines between gas unit and gas meter
  • Install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components, such as burners, valves and automatic controls
  • Test and replace defective equipment or components
  • Test and adjust control mechanisms and check pipes and piping connections for gas leaks using gas detecting devices
  • Attend to gas escape calls and assist in the investigation
  • Prepare reports on condition of facilities
  • May repair and service gas appliances and related equipment
  • Participate in any other site specific training

What we offer: 

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as 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.  

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 
  • 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:

Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program with Red Seal endorsement with a valid driver’s license.


Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Valid inter-provincial Red Seal Plumbers certification trade qualification
  • Valid driver’s license for any vehicle that may be utilized for the job
  • Certification in workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS)
  • Certification in Transportation of dangerous goods (TDG)
  • Minimum of 3 years or more of progressively related experience in a mining or industrial setting
  • Experience in remote site, preference given to experience in the area of industrial workforce accommodations
  • Strong knowledge of regulations regarding building codes
  • Strong knowledge of safety procedures within the construction field
  • Detail and results oriented with the ability to adhere to shifting priorities and deadlines

Additional Information:

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 14 days on/14 days off rotation, and 2 travel days.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be able 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.
  • Newcrest promotes a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Next Steps:

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