Mine Planner

Date:  Nov 22, 2023

South Porcupine, ON, CA, P0N 1H0

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.


Borden Mine Site - Chapleau Ontario


They will be reporting to the Mine Engineering Supervisor.  Accountable for maintaining mine plans and to ensure forecast production goals are achieved or exceeded in a cost-effective manner.  Accountable for all aspects of the mine planning process from the mine design, scheduling, stope plans and reconciliation process.


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.  This position will plan the sequence of mining activities, provide mine plans and monitor progress to ensure monthly forecast is achieved. Identify and mitigate potential and actual problems on a continuous basis and ensures alternatives are available to offset impact
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.

Essential Duties

Promoting Safety and Sustainability

  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement in safety by reviewing existing engineering designs and implementing new designs.
  • Develop plans and designs for regulatory compliance and compliance to Company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Promote and adhere to Company safety policies.

Mine Planning and Mine Design

  • 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.
  • Provide guidance to operating departments to maximize production, plan their activities and accurately measure key mining parameters.
  • Perform economic analyses for designated ore zones to optimize margins and complete stope reconciliations to verify quality and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintain mine schedule and communicate the weekly/monthly plans to operations

Short-Term Planning

  • Monitoring performance to ensure the department’s goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Participate in short term planning at the departmental level, providing input on areas to increase value and optimize use of resources.
  • Plans sequence of mining activities for longhole stopes, driving layouts, longhole drilling layouts, and monitors progress to ensure monthly forecast is achieved. 
  • Monitor drilling contract for compliance
  • Complete stope reconciliation 
  • Carry out QAQC of designs in the field

Training & Experience

  • Engineering degree, Technician or Technologist Diploma in Mining Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Competent with Deswik mine design software
  • Minimum 2 years of mine operation and engineering experience. 
  • Leadership experience would be an asset, not requirement.
  • Be technically competent and have a good understanding of underground 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 is a site based position supporting our Borden operation in Chapleau, ON
The schedule is 4 days on 3 days off

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!

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  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 requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.

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