Production Shovel – Loader Operator (Union – 985963)

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.  

Our Red Chris operation is now recruiting for the position of Production Shovel – Loader Operator with a competitive hourly rate of $46.84. 

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.  

Role Purpose

This role reports to the Supervisor of Mining and will be responsible for the safe and productive operation of hydraulic/electric shovels and production loaders.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.

About You  

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:   


Safety: Demonstrate absolute commitment in providing a safe working environment by:

  • Promote and maintain a culture of ‘safe production’ by compliance with company safety systems, policies, procedures and accountabilities
  • Ensure all incidents, near miss and hazards are reported
  • Display behaviour consistent with Newcrest’s Code of Conduct

Technical Accountabilities

  • Productively load haul trucks with waste/ore material
  • Operate shovels/PL in a safe and efficient manner, perform pre-trip inspections, complete FLHAs on a regular basis
  • Operate other pieces of heavy equipment as required
  • Conduct inspections of the work area prior to work beginning
  • Working with a digital fleet management system

Qualifications & Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in a open pit mine
  • Heavy equipment experience in a open pit mine
  • 2+ years operating rope shovel and hydraulic shovel
  • Experience operating large front end loader
  • Class 5 drivers licence is required
  • Mine Rescue training considered an asset

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, 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. 

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.    

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.