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Intern, Environmental Technician

Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Houston, BC, 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.


Your Role

Intern, Environmental Technician


To provide assistance and support to the Legacy Site Team during the summer construction and operation season.  Including support for the operation of a highly automated waste water treatment plant that includes limited chemical handling, maintenance, and bench scale testing. Assist in sustaining an environmental compliance and monitoring program that includes sample collection/submission, accurate data input/reporting and records-keeping. Provide labour support for other remediation tasks as scheduled through the season.

Essential Duties

  • Completes tasks with minimal supervision, under the guidance of the Site Supervisor, employing logical problem solving skills, knowledge of treatment plant operations and maintenance, environmental/health/safety procedures, techniques and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in  daily tailgate safety meeting/records and conducts/records Activity Hazard Analysis for the various tasks at the site.
  • Provides labour and technical support to operations staff and contractors as requested and/or scheduled throughout the operational season. This may include, general labour, progress monitoring, note taking, and general site inspection and clean-up.
  • Assists Plant Operator with waste water treatment plant operations including sample collection, maintaining/cleaning equipment, daily operational checks, bench meter sample analyses, pH calibrations, inspections, preventive maintenance, and record keeping.
  • Prepares, collects and ships environmental samples with appropriate/updated chain of custody documentation and sampling records for analysis of water samples in accordance with established procedures and protocols.
  • Updates the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) to ensure that Safety Data Sheets in all Hazard Awareness Centers are current along with performing area inspections for conformance to WHMIS requirements including the maintenance of training records.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations and company Health and Safety/Loss Prevention, Environmental and Social Responsibility policies and procedures by following established procedures and direction.
  • Completes and logs all monitoring and inspection requirements (including unscheduled events such as spills and incidents).

Training & Experience

  • Preference given to those who are working towards a technical or technological diploma or degree, in Engineering, Environmental or related sciences, plus previous  or relevant field experience, preferably related to the mining industry. Preference also given to local First Nations candidates.
  • Requires good organizational skills with exceptional communication skills in oral, written and presentation mediums and can work to resolve issues independently or in a team setting with self-initiative to continually identify and improve on systems and procedures.
  • Competency, through knowledge, training or experience, and familiarity with environmental and occupational health and safety regulatory requirements within the  Ontario jurisdiction would be a definite asset.
  • Experience in process control systems, programmable logic controllers, minor mechanical repair/replacement of process equipment, instrumentation, electrical and computer software and systems/networks maintenance a definite asset.
  • Training certificates for First Aid, Confined Space Entry, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Workplace Hazardous Information System, OHS Awareness Training, Pleasure Craft Operator Card, Fall Arrest, ATV Operation will be considered  for the position.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in the field at the closed/decommissioned Equity Silver site and also within the water treatment plant but includes exposure to weather extremes and wildlife (including bears, moose, wolves, coyotes, lynx) for outside duties around the Tailings Facilities and water sampling.
  • Confined space entry and fall arrest equipment use is a requirement.
  • Requires lifting, and sorting of materials, equipment and boxes and possibly small equipment repair.
  • Requires operation and interaction with general office computers and process control computers connected to Programmable Logic Controllers used at the water treatment plant.
  • Hearing and vision sufficient to distinguish various pitches/colours of warning alarms.
  • Walking on rough, uneven, inclined or wet terrain for outdoor sampling/inspections and climbing stairs/ladders to access monitoring equipment and top of process tanks.
  • Wearing of personal protective equipment including hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, face shields, fall arrest harnesses and lanyards, respirators, earplugs or earmuffs, gloves or any other equipment to perform duties safely.
  • Incumbent may be exposed to environmental hazards when completing repairs and maintenance on process piping or pumps and while investigating spills and collecting samples.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

Please enter Job Number 27912 to submit your online application (  
Please ensure that you attach your resume as part of your online application. At this time, we are not accepting candidates referred by recruitment agencies.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to your anticipated start date.  Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.