Temporary Breakthrough Planner

Date:  Sep 2, 2023

Timmins, 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.


Timmins, ON


Provide technical support to the open pit operation covering breakthrough planning duties. 

Safety & Sustainability Expectations

  • Become familiar with all aspects of the Fatality Risk Management.
  • Be proactive with respect to safety. Report and correct hazards as they are identified.
  • Accountable for own health and safety performance as well as well-being of those in the workplace.
  • Conform to the critical control verification process on site.
  • Follow operating procedures, design checklists, Occupational Health and Safety Act; company policies and comply with all regulatory requirements

Essential Duties

  • Provide assistance to the breakthrough planning team by performing the following tasks when requested:
    • Drill pattern design and/or peer review
    • Extension or probe hole design and/or peer review
    • Loading package design and/or peer review
    • Data analysis
    • Dig toe updates
    • Restricted, cautionary and avoidance areas update based on safe access rules
    • Determine and issue appropriate immediate and delay no dig lines 
    • Support preparation of the short-term schedule, as needed.
    • Verification of in-field conditions for designs being completed
    • Participate in blasting reviews
    • Regular communication with Mine Operations to support mining progress related to breakthrough planning designs
  • Other supporting tasks within the breakthrough planning team as directed by the Mine Engineering Coordinator.

Training & Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary education program in mining technology, or equivalent.
  • Experience in mine design is essential with preference to individuals who have experience mining through voids.
  • Competency in computer technologies for data processing and spatial design. Experience with Deswik is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to work with others.

Working Conditions

This is a site based position, supporting out Hollinger Open Pit operation near Timmins, ON

The schedule is 4 x 3

This is a short-term opportunity for 6 - 12 months.

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.