Production Geology Co-op Student – 986282

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 Production Geology Co-op Student (8-month term) with a competitive base salary between $55,000-$63,000 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity.

The Geology Co-op Technical Student’s position is intended to integrate one’s academic education with experiential learning through a relevant, monitored, term-specific, paid work opportunity.  The co-op student’s primary responsibility is to support the geology team in all aspects of geological work programs at the Brucejack mine to optimize the extraction of mineable reserves. The specific focus of this position, while under supervision, is on collecting, tracking, processing, and interpretation of all geological data.  

You will be required to perform the following duties, under supervision by qualified personnel, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Understand and ensure compliance with Newmont safety policies and governmental safety regulations including Ministry of Mines and WorkSafe
  • Collect, document, and assess geological data, which includes veining, mineralization, lithology, alteration, structure, and assays.
  • Assist in conducting underground geological mapping, stope, and development muck pile inspections, and stockpile inventories to ensure effective grade control and aid in monthly reporting.
  • Learn to interpret geological structures and ore along strike and between development and levels.
  • Generate geological plan maps, cross-sections, and reports for distribution to relevant personnel.
  • Assist in the planning, tracking, and interpretation of diamond and reverse circulation drilling.
  • Data input tracking and reporting of daily production ore movement and other key production data, assist in the generation of mucking plans, and help track plan compliance.
  • Assist with basic analysis, as assigned, and contribute to the collaborative dissemination of data required for short- and long-term planning.
  • Provide feedback and help identify opportunities to optimize ore extraction and limit dilution.
  • Liaise with Exploration and Resource Geology departments to gain exposure to different strategies and tactics and promote a better overall understanding of mineralization at Brucejack.
  • Under supervision assist with reviewing and editing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all geology-related tasks to gain an appreciation of the importance of Safety
  • Participate in presentations and the sharing of knowledge with the goal of encouraging departmental technical excellence.
  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community, and environmental protection in keeping with Newmont’s goals and objectives.
  • Perform other related duties 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-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:  

  • Enrollment in an accredited Canadian undergraduate degree/diploma program in geology or geological engineering with preference given to candidates registered in a recognized co-op program. 
  • Any previous underground mine experience will be considered an asset.
  • Strong communication, planning, time management, and organizational skills
  • Competency with advanced computer & productivity software packages (i.e., Vulcan, Leapfrog, Excel, Word, MapInfo, etc.)
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Ability to record and maintain daily records.
  • Analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Cross cultural awareness of the differences in cultural and economic backgrounds

Additional Information

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 14 days on/14 days off rotation
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs (23 kg) throughout a work shift.
  • Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shift
  • Be willing and able to work both dayshift and some night-shift rotations (if required
  • 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.