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Geotechnical Engineer


Lake Shore Gold

About Us

Lake Shore Gold is located in Timmins, Ontario, a vibrant community of 45,000 residents that is a central hub for Northeastern Ontario. In Timmins, people can enjoy recreational activities such as camping, world class fishing, nature, and snowmobile trails. Direct flights to Toronto are available at the local airport via multiple carriers. There are many support networks in the community including the local Timmins and District Hospital, local sports leagues for children and adults (hockey, baseball, basketball, etc.), golf courses, both cross country and downhill ski resorts, a community pool, and many other community events that provide entertainment throughout the year (fairs, carnivals, concerts, etc.).

The Bell Creek Complex, located approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Timmins, Ontario, consists of an underground mine and processing facility. Mineralization is associated with the Porcupine-Destor fault system within the Abitibi greenstone belt, with ore mined by narrow vein longhole stoping methods. Ore is then transported to surface via a modern one thousand eighty metre deep shaft.

We are currently recruiting for: Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

The role of the Geotechnical Engineer will be to work closely with the engineering and operational teams on site to provide and implement sound engineering and rock mechanics principles that will ensure stability of stopes and excavations with minimal dilution and ground failure.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Wages
  • Sign-On Bonus for eligible positions
  • Relocation Assistance available for eligible positions
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Medical and Prescription Benefits
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Coverage
  • Wellness Spending Account
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation
  • Mine/Mill Performance Plan Incentives
  • Paid Pregnancy and Parental Leave

Job Details

Location: Bell Creek Mine, Porcupine, Ontario
Rotation: 5-2 or 4-3 (Monday to Friday at 8 hours per shift or four days/week at 10-hours per shift)

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Mine Engineer or Chief Mine Engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine inspections of all underground areas to evaluate geotechnical conditions
  • Investigate all incidents of ground falls or hazardous ground conditions and provide operations management with acceptable remediation or rehabilitation requirements
  • Complete numerical modeling assessments of existing and future mine designs to assess global geotechnical stability and hazards
  • Design and install geotechnical instrumentation, as required, to monitor stress changes/ground movements
  • Use monitoring data to alert operations and management to potential hazardous conditions and to calibrate geotechnical models
  • Work closely with the planning engineers to review and approve all development and stope extraction plans
  • Provide input to the daily, weekly, monthly and long-term planning processes
  • In consultation with the mine team, plan alternative methods of ore extraction, stope access and mining sequence, detailing the benefits and issues with each approach and make recommendations to the team
  • Work closely with the engineering and operational personnel to provide guidance on ground support, backfill and shotcrete requirements; this will include providing technical assistance for the purposes of quality control and quality assurance in these areas
  • Conduct periodic evaluations of the ground support standards and modify as required
  • Work with other company personnel and outside consultants to ensure the underground division’s geotechnical programs and policies are acceptable and effectual
  • Assist with underground mining studies, as necessary
  • Participate actively in training programs, personal improvement, and job improvement initiatives
  • Continually develop the ability, knowledge and skills necessary to keep up with the changing methods and technology in the job
  • Perform other duties as requested

Qualifications

  • Must possess accreditation as a fully qualified Professional Mining or Geological Engineer in good standing and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience in an underground environment
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong computer skills are required. Excellent skills are required in the use of design programs, such as, Deswik, AutoCAD, Map3D and other geotechnical software. Experience in implementing and maintaining a seismic monitoring system will be considered an asset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are required. The ability to relate to both operations and engineering in a team approach is essential to success
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada

An EIT (Engineer-in-Training) or GIT (Geologist-in-Training) applicant with an objective to focus their career in rock mechanics and in the geotechnical field of mining will be strongly considered. Mentorship will be provided with the goal of growing this individual’s career path as a Geotechnical Engineer.

To express your interest in this position please forward your resume to:
Human Resources
Lake Shore Gold
P.O. Box 1067
Timmins ON
P4N 7H9

Email: HR@ca.panamericansilver.com
Fax 705-269-4936

Lake Shore Gold is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and all aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business requirements. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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