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Control Systems Engineer III

Date:  Sep 14, 2022

Montreal, QC, 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.


The Control Systems Engineer III is responsible for maintaining the availability and integrity of the industrial control system (ICS) infrastructure across multiple sites in the region. 

In this role:


The incumbent:

  • provides technical expertise on DCS, PLC & SCADA configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades;
  • provides technical guidance for networking, telemetry, and all site OT infrastructure including the PI Historian suite of applications;
  • is required to provide support to maintenance, control room / operations and projects departments to safely maximise production capacity across both processing and mining facilities;
  • is required to collaborate with control system vendors to manage minor upgrades, patching and incorporate new products reliably in to the site ICS;
  • is required to lead the implementation and utilisation of Newmont standard ICS applications for alarm and controller performance, downtime reporting, electronic shift logging;
  • is required to implement change requests and project support, adhering to existing site configuration standards and management of change (MOC) processes;
  • has sufficient experience in mineral processing and mining facilities to understand and manage the risks associated with any temporary or permanent changes to the site ICS;
  • is required to participate in the global FPC System community of practice where lessons learned and best practices are shared; and
  • is also required to recognise and replicate where appropriate best-practice solutions provided by the global FPC System community.


Essential Duties


  • Monitor multiple sites control system infrastructure status and resolve any issues identified
  • Implement temporary and permanent change requests to ICS software/application
  • Execute and/or support projects impacting on site industrial control systems
  • Monitor, report and improve the key ICS performance metrics (alarm & controller reporting, system availability etc)
  • Diagnose and resolve operations and maintenance issues related to the industrial control system.
  • Support the site OT infrastructure and applications, including the PI Historian suite
  • Participation in the global process control community


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


Working Conditions:


This position is regionally based. That is, the incumbent may provide dedicated support to a single site, or provide general coverage for all sites in the region based on the incumbent’s skills and experience and the business needs.


  • The position is predominantly site based though work conditions will vary with;
  • some time working from site, subject to site roster patterns, and
  • some time working remotely from home, and / or.
  • some time working in the regional office.


The position is required to travel between sites located in North America Region.

Training & Experience



  • Tertiary Qualification in control systems engineering, or related discipline



  • 5-7 years experience working with control systems in any related industry
  • Significant and demonstrable experience in at least one of the following systems
    • Schneider Modicon PLCs
    • CitectSCADA HMI systems
    • Wonderware HMI systems 
    • Rockwell PLCs
    • Yokogawa Centum VP DCS
  • Significant exposure and understanding of industrial Ethernet networks
  • Significant exposure to ICS communications protocols including Modbus TCP/IP, OPC, Profibus etc.
  • Significant exposure to IT/OT fundamentals including virtual server installations, database management, active directory management, cyber-security, 
  • Knowledge and understanding of OsiSoft PI application suite desirable
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for industrial control systems

Skills and Abilities:


  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving ability
  • High attention to detail and effective communication
  • Ability to mentor and influence technical resources regionally and globally
  • Ability to interact competently with stakeholders at various levels up to and including site process managers
  • Ability to work effectively with site and broader control system teams


Interested persons must send us their résumés via the corporate website at no later than October 5, 2022



We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview.


As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


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, and 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.