Senior Miner, Lead Hand

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 Senior Miner, Lead Hand with a competitive hourly wage of $62.24 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity with an additional short-term incentive of 10%.

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

As a Senior Miner / Lead hand, your primary responsibility is to support the mine operations team to execute various tasks of the mine plan at the Brucejack Mine.  You will be a safety leader and demonstrate the ability to ensure safety is at the forefront when planning and executing tasks.  You will work closely with the Mine Supervisor and assist in the daily shift planning and task allocations within the crew.

The successful candidate will preform the following duties with safety being the number one priority:

  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community, and environmental protection in keeping with Newcrest’s goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate commitment to adhere to all Mine site safety rules, procedures, and regulations, while ensuring the safety of others.
  • Maintain a safe work environment through effective work area inspections, hazard identification and following safe work procedures for each task.
  • Identify and remediate workplace hazards including housekeeping, ground support assessment, scaling and ensure all critical controls for the task are in place and effective.
  • Safely operate underground mobile equipment such as, but not limited to, personnel carrier, telehandler, boom truck, scissor decks, skid steers, shotcrete equipment, scooptrams, haulage trucks, production and development drills.  
  • Mentor new miners to the workforce, and act as a leader to assist with the progression of our underground team.
  • Observe experienced workers to gain and increase knowledge of methods, procedures, and performance standards and be willing to share their skills and knowledge with co-workers.
  • Develop skill set to progress within the mine operations team by becoming proficient in training provided to perform underground mining duties as per the company’s miner training program.
  • Perform basic maintenance on operating equipment including pre-start checks, refueling, lube fill and washing down.
  • Assist in installation, modification, and repairs of UG infrastructures.
  • Perform duties required to ensure safety and to support the mining advance such as scaling, ground support, extending services (installing air, ventilation, sump pumps and service lines).
  • Document reports detailing work performed, problems diagnosed, pre checks on all equipment and machinery used in the day and all other required shift paperwork.
  • Immediately report problems/failures that may impact the team, or the company, to your Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintain and demonstrate a professional and courteous relationship with employees, subcontractors and all other personnel.
  • Practice good general housekeeping in the work area and equipment.
  • Perform related duties and activities as directed by the Underground Supervisor or designate.

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:  

  • Ability to work safe and promote safe behavior in others
  • Knowledgeable in underground hard rock mining practices and applicable regulations.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience operating heavy equipment within an underground mine setting required. Drilling and construction experience preferred.
  • Sets high standards for self and others, builds trust, and takes accountability
  • Previous experience working in trades and construction is an asset
  • BC Mines Supervisor/Shift Boss certification would be an asset.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

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 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 a 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.