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Control Systems Technical Specialist III

Date:  Mar 2, 2023

Vancouver, 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.




This position reports to and supports the Senior Control Systems Engineer. This position can be based out of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, or other locations close to our operations.



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

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.

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

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

Training & Experience



  • An electrical and/or instrumentation trade certificate is essential 
  • Additional qualifications in process control or control systems are desirable 



  • At least 13 years of 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 system


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

Working Conditions

The position may be required to travel between sites located in the region: 

  • North America Region:   Cripple Creek & Victor (USA), Eleonore and Eleonore Underground (Canada), Merian (Suriname), Musselwhite (Canada), Porcupine (Canada)


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.

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 27817 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.