Mill Operator 1

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 Mill Operator 1 to join the Brucejack Mine in Northern British Columbia. 

The purpose of the position is to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operation of the processing circuits and equipment within the mill. Ensures equipment within the process circuits are competently operated at the highest standards to achieve the defined targets of the Brucejack Mill.


  • Demonstrate safety leadership within a team environment and promote environmental awareness in all work or task related duties.
  • Competent operation of the processing circuits to achieve defined operating parameters.
  • Perform required checks and record detailed operating information and notes in log sheets.
  • Demonstrate initiative in maintaining a high standard of work in their daily duties.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to attendance and punctuality in accordance with Newcrest’s policies and expectations.
  • Be able to receive training for control room operations and provide mentorship to trainees in multiple circuits.
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written).
  • Work with and assist the maintenance team as required to ensure equipment is in optimal operating condition to avoid unnecessary downtime or delays.
  • Inform co-workers and supervisors of any recognized issues.
  • Prepare working area and adhere to all job safety requirements prior to starting work and keeping the work area safe and free of hazards.
  • Participate in site specific training.
  • Perform related duties, including operation of other circuits or processes as required.

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-Fiour 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  
  • 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

  • Competent operation of process circuits and all fixed and mobile equipment in-line with Mill Operation’s Line of Progression.
  • Able to effectively trouble shoot and resolve process circuit upset conditions to minimize production losses.
  • Previous mineral processing experience is a requirement. Control room and supervision experience would be an asset. 
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Strong understanding of all mineral processing circuits and unit operations employed at the Brucejack Mill.


  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and decision-making skills.
  • Cross cultural awareness with an understanding and sensitivity of the challenges associated with differences in cultural and economic backgrounds.

Our Commitment to You
At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving. 

Newcrest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both 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. 

Next Steps
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.