Graduate Control System Engineer (EIT)

Date:  Feb 10, 2024
Location: 

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6C 2X8

Workplace Type: Onsite 

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 expected salary range for this role is CAD $ 82,400 - 87,400 . This range is tied to the British Columbia market for jobs performed in British Columbia. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s pay history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about pay history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.

 

Dimensions

 

The Graduate Control Systems Engineer is a member of the global Fixed Plant Control (FPC) systems team, and is responsible for the availability and integrity of the site industrial control system (ICS) infrastructure across multiple sites in the region. 

 

Purpose

 

This position reports to and supports the regional lead: Senior Control Systems Engineer. The incumbent:

  • provides technical expertise on DCS, PLC & SCADA configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance, and minor upgrades;
  • provides technical guidance for instrumentation, 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 maximize production capacity across both processing and mining facilities;
  • is required to perform any preventative or corrective maintenance required on the ICS infrastructure. The incumbent is also required to continuously develop and improve the site maintenance procedures to maximize the availability of the site ICS;
  • is required to implement minor change requests and minor project support and adhere to existing site configuration standards;
  • 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 industrial control system;
  • is required to participate in the global FPC system community of practice where lessons learned and best practices are shared; and
  • is required to recognize 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 the region’s ICS infrastructure status and resolve any issues identified
  • Implement minor temporary and permanent change requests to ICS software/application
  • Support projects impacting on ICS in the region
  • Participate in daily ICS pre-start meetings and checks and respond to key metrics including alarm rates & controller performance
  • Participate in operations and maintenance pre-start and handover meetings, remaining informed of regional priorities, issues and initiatives
  • Assist with diagnosis and resolution of operations and maintenance issues related to the ICS
  • Perform internal auditing and preventative maintenance, minor upgrades and validation of spares for ICS infrastructure
  • Support the OT infrastructure and applications in the region, including the PI Historian suite
  • Participation in the global process control community.

Training & Experience

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, or related engineering/science program.  
  • Minimum 6 months’ experience working with in any related industry
  • Working knowledge in at least two of the following systems
    • Emerson DeltaV DCS
    • Rockwell Control / Compact Logix PLCs 
    • Schneider Modicon PLCs
    • Wonderware HMI systems
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of OsiSoft PI application suite desirable
  • Basic knowledge of industry best practices for industrial control systems
     

Working Conditions

 

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

Newmont also offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support the physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing of employees. This role will be eligible for various benefits, including: medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; health care spending account; life, accidental death and dismemberment, and critical illness insurance; short-term and long-term disability; DC pension; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; tuition reimbursement; and paid time off.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms, and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion. 

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!