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Mine Planner

Date:  Dec 2, 2021
Location: 

Chapleau, ON, CA (Canada)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

Dimensions

 

They will be reporting to the Mine Engineering Supervisor.  Accountable for all aspects of the longhole stoping planning process from the mine design through to reconciliation process.

Purpose

 

Provide direction and support to the operations group to help achieve and surpass the mine’s safety and production targets and to add value to the operation.  Ensures timely execution of sequence of mining activities for longhole stoping, provides mine plans, drilling layouts, blast letters and monitors progress to ensure monthly forecast is achieved.
 
 

Safety & Sustainability Expectations

  • Become familiar and align to the Fatality Risk Management process
  • Become familiar with the critical control verification process
  • Be proactive with respect to safety and help design and operate a site that is the safest possible, through input and thoughts shared with others.
  • Ensure regulatory and inter-company procedural compliance.
  • Generate competent, workable, and safe mine plans and measure performance and effectiveness of existing designs and systems.
  • Works safely, striving to achieve triple zero.

Essential Duties

 


Promoting Safety and Sustainability

  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement in safety by reviewing existing and new technology applicable to underground drilling and blasting.
  • Develop plans and designs for regulatory compliance and compliance to Company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Promote and adhere to Company safety policies.

 

Longhole Planning

  • Monitor various work places regarding drilling, loading and blasting to ensure use of best practices.
  • Develop plans and designs that are safe, cost effective and provide for efficient ore extraction with available resources.
  • Optimize production and minimize dilution through mine designs and mine plans.
  • Participate in short term planning at the departmental level, providing input on areas to increase value and optimize use of resources.
  • Ensures timely execution of sequence of mining activities for longhole stopes, longhole drilling layouts, and monitors progress to ensure monthly forecast is achieved.
  • Provides loading layouts and blast letters for all longhole blasts & monitors drilling progress.
  • Complete stope reconciliations to verify quality and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Regular site visits to longhole stopes to ensure progress is as per plan
  • Report QAQC of plan versus actual for drilling, blasting and stope performance


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

 

  • Engineering degree, Technician or Technologist Diploma in Mining Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Competent with Deswik mine design software
  • Minimum 3 years of mine operation and engineering experience. 
  • Leadership experience would be an asset, not requirement.
  • Be technically competent and have a good understanding of U/G longhole mining. 
  • Have strong communication and people skills. 
  • Able to impact and influence in order to gain the alignment of the operations group.
  • Ability to effectively establish priorities and communicate these to the operations group.

Working Conditions

 

  • This position is located at Borden, part of Newmont's Porcupine mine site near Chapleau, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 5x2/4x3 schedule.  As such, if you do not live near the site, we will require relocation.

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.