Mine Technician


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Saturday, 29 October 2022

About this role: Mine Technician

Our client, a BC based exploration and development company, is seeking a candidate for their mining operations team to ensure short and medium range plans are being met and followed. They have just completed construction & commissioning and are moving on to phase 3.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to see the evolution of the mine go from Open pit to an underground mine.


  • Indirect supervision the mining operation to ensure short and medium range plans are being met and followed.
  • Direct field supervision and direction of mining operation to ensure ore control practice meets Company’s quality control
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Company and Contractor staff.
  • Planning for short range meet ore release guidance.
  • Suggest improved techniques for ore delineation and recovery.
  • Continually demonstrate leadership in site safety and health initiatives.
  • Following the Mining Tracker Standard Operating Procedure and the Daily Procedures Standard Operating Procedure established by the Company and provided to the Consultant.


  • Actively participate in Tailgates, Safety meetings, and other stakeholder meetings

Daily Routine

  • Daily field crest and toe pickups
    • maintain daily accurate as-built maps or models of active pit & dump areas
    • Provide an E sized map posted in the Mine Dry
    • Place grade stakes at working faces to assist excavator operators and Pit Shifter to maintain bench grade
    • Provide pit operations crew with drill pattern preparation requirements
    • Layout control or limit stakes for construction


  • Under the supervision of the client, draft drill and blast designs/layouts that has been checked for bootlegs.
    • Provide a drill pattern map of suitable scale (TBD) to Drill Foreman, all Drillers, Pit Shifter, Pit Superintendent and GMTN Staff
    • The drill pattern map will indicate North Arrow, Pit Grid, perimeter of previously drilled holes for the bench being drilled and the design layout with hole numbers
    • The Blast design map will include a legend indicating blast name, pattern dimensions, subgrade and explosive collar and any other pertinent information
  • Other work that is deemed necessary


  • Measure and record production drill holes daily and in advance of blasting
  • Flag all production drill holes as re-drills if the hole is 0.3 meters short
  • Prior to blasting, survey all loaded holes and indicate all unloaded holes
  • Under the supervision of the client, Elk Project (GMTN) provides blast tie-in to Drill and Blast Foreman and pit shifter
  • Maintain a specific and up to date database for drilling and blasting (TBD)
    • Must include design map
    • Layout file
    • Asbuilt file
    • Tie-in
    • Other pertinent information
  • Provide drilled, Drilled and Loaded and Blasted inventory
  • Other work that is deemed necessary
  • Other duties as may be required.


  • 1-3 years of experience, preferred
  • Degree in mine engineering/technology/geology
  • Experience with underground mines (asset)
  • Working knowledge of Minesight software’s
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task


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Sapna Sharma
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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