Job Title: Mine Technician
Location: Brule Mine / Willow Creek Mine / Wolverine Mine (British Columbia)
Schedule / Terms of Employment: 12-hour shifts, (7 days on / 7 days off)
Please be aware no camp facilities are available
Reporting to the Senior Engineer, the Mine Technician will be responsible for providing technical support to mine operations in an active pit. The role will focus on the surveying aspect of an operating pit, drilling and blasting, drill pattern design and loading instructions. Surveying duties include month end survey reconciliation, pit topographic updates drawings and map generation. This position will work closely with other members of the engineering and operations department to gain an understanding of the mining process in an active pit.
Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.
Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.
Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.
Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participating and complying to “Zero Harm Safety” Health, Safety and Environmental program procedures and practices.
- Ensuring a clean, safe and unobstructed work area, practices good safety habits, uses appropriate safety equipment and attends all safety meetings.
- Participating in recommended training as required.
- Assist in designing and supervising of the blast hole drilling and analyzing data.
- Staking blast hole patterns and pit surveying.
- Installing and surveying pit wall monitoring systems.
- Participating and/or developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for all tasks related to the above responsibilities.
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience
- Mining Technician or Mining Technologist Diploma.
- 0-1 year in mining environment.
- Recent working experience in similar roles within the mining industry.
Skills and Abilities
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Access.
- Knowledge in Mine Modeling Software such as AutoCAD and Minescape.
- Knowledge of surveying.
- Ability to use survey instruments and do surveying.
- Ability to prioritize projects and manage time.
- Well versed in statutory mining regulations and regulatory agency structures.
- High level of attention to detail.
- Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision.
- Ability to build strong working relationships, internally.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Work Locations / Travel
- Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge, BC.
- Please be aware no camp facilities are available. (Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a work place).
Wage and Benefits
Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare upon joining.