Mine Engineer

The Opportunity:

The Mine Engineer is responsible for designing, planning, scheduling, and budgeting of Mine Operations. He/She is also responsible to consult with other technical staff such as geologists and metallurgical engineers to determine best mining practices and set goals for the Mine Operations department.  
 
This 18 Month Contract position is based at a Northern mine site in Labrador, a fly-in fly-out operation. This position is on a one week on, one week off rotation. 
 
Accountabilities:

  • Collect, document, and assess engineering data within the mine to improve efficiency;
  • Record and control mine engineering related information to generate monthly production reports;
  • Develop the plan that will be followed to mine the deposits;
  • Produce open pit mine designs using the ore body block models, decide what methods and equipment will be used for accessing and extracting ore and waste material and provide a schedule for the removal of this material;
  • Consult with geologists and engineers about the design, selection, and provision of machines, facilities, and systems for mining, and infrastructure such as access roads, water and power supplies;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the operations supervisor to ensure there is proper implementation of the plans; 
  • Ensure mining regulations are followed, including the proper use and care of explosives, and the correct ventilation to allow the removal of dust and gases;
  • Use software provided to assist with calculations, prepare budget, and cost forecasting/reporting estimates on the cost of the operation and control expenditure when mines come into production; 
  • Provide input for cost development and life of mine scheduling;
  • Shared responsibility for the estimation and preparation of the Mineral Resource Mineral Reserve statement for the mine. 

 
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation is required.  

 
Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role within an industrial and/or mining environment. 

 
Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate the mine plan to the Mine Operations Group and provide technical assistance as required.
  • Ability to design blast patterns, stockpiles, and dumps and provide innovative solutions to mine related problems.
  • Provide assistance to Operating, Geological, and Survey Staff in mine planning; indicating blast designs, mine schedules, and production plans.
  • Ability to assist with specialized projects requiring the application of mine engineering knowledge.
  • Knowledge in open pit and underground mining. 

 

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Senior Engineer – Ventilation

The Opportunity:

The Ventilation Engineer coordinates mine ventilation activities across the site.  The role will support integration of the long-range ventilation designs into the 4-24-month ventilation planning and support creation of the ventilation strategy. This will include appropriate technology and completing required analysis to optimize the existing ventilation systems and create business cases to support the recommended strategy for the operations.  
 
Initially, the Ventilation Engineer will play a key role in the development of the Operational Readiness plan for the future operation.  Specifically, this role will be required to provide ongoing input to the design and construction details of the mine expansion, as well as the develop ventilation systems and operating procedures and practices for the underground mine.   
 
This is a permanent position based at a northern Labrador site, on a one week on, one week off rotation with an initial assignment in the St. John’s Project Office. 
 
Accountabilities:
 

  • Develop business cases, as assigned, that incorporate new technology and ventilation strategy into current ventilation designs including the impact on production/opex/capex;
  • Lead projects to optimize ventilation systems and projects to improve the workplace environment;
  • Create mine ventilation designs using numerical modeling tools while ensuring continued communication with the Vent Design Group and Ventilation Specialist;
  • Integrate the ventilation portion of the Mine Design with the Ventilation Planning 4-24-month requirements and support the work of the Integrated Operation Schedule team;
  • Support work on ventilation standards, guidelines, design basis;
  • Communicate with site Ventilation Specialist as to potential technology that is recommended to support the 0-24-month Ventilation Plan and execution of that plan;
  • Ensure good engineering principles are applied to designs and consider safety of employees within the design; 
  • Support Base Metal FEL3 studies, as required, with participation on drawing and document reviews;
  • Provide training to foster skills and competencies within the ventilation team and others as required;
  • Supports site Ventilation Specialists with mine ventilation models to ensure they are up-to-date and calibrated;
  • Communication of ventilation issues to varying audiences, including stakeholder groups to senior leadership. 

 
Education:  

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining or Mechanical disciplines preferred) combined with a Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) Designation. 

 
Experience:
 

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a related role in an underground mining environment. 

 
Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Underground mine design, ventilation, scheduling, and understanding of mining activities.
  • General knowledge of engineering planning software.
  • Knowledge of ventilation modeling software (VNET, CLIMSIM, MineFire) is recommended.
  • Strong communication skills and development of concise documents and presentation materials.
  • General knowledge of construction planning, experience with electrical design and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of cash flow modeling techniques and economics is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with spreadsheet manipulation in Excel.
  • Be creative, not only use best and past practices but promote new ways of doing things to maximize the efficiency of ventilation systems to support economic mine designs. 

 

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We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Senior Engineer – Ground Control

The Opportunity:

The Ground Control Engineer is part of the Technical Services – Engineering Team. The incumbent will initially play a key role in the development of the Operational Readiness Plan, for the future underground mining operations. Specifically, this role will be required to provide ongoing input to the design and construction details of the mine expansion, as well as develop/update Ground Control & backfill procedures and practices for the underground mine 
 
The Senior Engineer – Ground Control performs tasks with some supervision, set deadlines, responsibilities, monitors, and summarizes progress of the mining activities and rock mass response to mining in underground operations and/or in geomechanical projects for the mining operations.  They will also ensure that health and safety standards are met, legislated requirements are satisfied, and strategies for improving safety and profitability of the mine are provided.   
 
This is a permanent position based at a Northern Labrador Mine site, on a two week on, two week off rotation with an initial assignment in the St. John’s Project Office. 

Accountabilities:

  • Participate in the development of procedures/standards related to the field of ground control;
  • Provide technical support, advise and assist the mine operators and technical staff regarding ground control strategies and methods;
  • Compile information of geological structures and undertake geological mapping in both underground and open pit operations;
  • Perform stability assessments and advise on potential adverse ground conditions for both the underground openings and the pit walls using both empirical and numerical modeling tools;
  • Ensure compliance with ground control related regulations, policies and standards at both underground and open pit operations;
  • Recommend action to ensure that safety and stability of underground mine excavations and pit walls are maintained with respect to geotechnical and legislated requirements; 
  • Develop solutions with respect to day-to-day ground control issues based on field observations or operation reports;
  • Evaluate mining proposals and layouts to ensure conformity with ground control practice and established procedures;
  • Complete geomechanics project work involving mining methods, stope and pillar design and mining sequencing for underground and/or surface deposits; 
  • Respond rapidly to ground control issues and failures as required. Complete appropriate reporting and initiate action plans that will remove potential future hazards both in the affected area and similar areas;
  • Regularly monitor the ground control work, including Q/A and Q/C of ground support installation in the underground operation;
  • Install and develop ground movement monitoring program by using instrumentation;
  • Support the Project team to: carry out task observations, provide training on cementing/shotcreting methods, draft technical memos and develop paste backfill testing and design, etc.;
  • Update and maintain the Ground Control Management Plan with inputs from various departments at the mine site;
  • Interact with and manage consultants as required. 

 
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering o Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mining Engineering, specializing in Rock Mechanics/Geotechnical Engineering would be considered an asset.
  • Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) designation is required. 

 
Experience:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of Geotechnical Engineering and/or underground mining experience is required. 

 
Knowledge and Skills:  

  • A good understanding of basic rock mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering principles, assessment techniques, remedial methods, instrumentation and products.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Ability to work closely with several departments, including: Operations, Environment, Mines Technical Service Department and Project team. 
  • Geomechanical numerical modeling and ground control instrumentation knowledge would be an asset

 

Looking for meaningful work? We can help!

If you're a technical professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Senior Analyst Procurement

Based in St. John, NL

Reporting to the Supervisor, Procurement

Responsible for purchasing materials, equipment, and services for operations, aiming to assure the supply of items for business continuity, at the lowest total cost of ownership possible, achieving industry best practice standards of delivery time and quality of products and services.  This is a key role to refine and implement related aspects of the operational readiness plan. The operational readiness phase is expected to last 24-30 months.

  • Plan purchases, defining supply terms and strategies.
  • Participate on the elaboration of materials and service purchase planning along with stakeholders, through the use of market information, consumption history, etc.
  • Establishing priority of purchase demands through the consolidation of information, such as criticality of the categories, as well as analysis of the market.
  • Elaborate and propose procurement strategies for assigned categories, seeking to aggregate spend, guarantee supply and foster innovation, to maximize the benefit to the company. 
  • Analyze portfolio in order to generate and execute a sourcing plan for technical purchases, according to company’s timeline.
  • Understand suppliers’ facilities and production processes.
  • Understand the facilities and production process with the goal of identifying supply chain opportunities.
  • Work with departments (internal customers) in the development and approval of new suppliers and products.

Lead/Execute procurement processes, including:

  • Participating in competitive bidding preparation processing
  • Commercial evaluation of proposals, including value analysis, TCO (total cost of ownership) and business case analysis
  • Contract negotiation
  • Documentation (control)
  • Implementation of legal contracts when required
  • Monitor and analyze various variables (market indices, demand and total cost) in order to identify and mitigate risks or capture market opportunities.
  • Recommend competitive suppliers in alignment with category strategies, and stakeholders (vendor management area, requisitioning area, safety, etc).
  • Map supply chain and existing document controls to facilitate the operational integration with suppliers, through documented contracts.
  • Participate on multi function teams to execute purchasing, aiming to meet internal customer needs (quality, terms etc.), specifications improvement, monitoring tests of new materials and their post-acquisition application by users. 
  • Carry out supply market evaluations, identifying opportunities, weaknesses, strengths, threats, by performing market benchmarking, seeking continuous improvement.
  • Information collection, critical analysis, developing and implementation plans for suppliers in potential risk (like insolvency, breach of contract)
  • Interface between customers and procurement for resolution and mitigation of risk of claims from suppliers
  • Participate meetings with the users with the objective to capture future demands that will impact the operation and the stock level, identify not existing items and revise criticality of stock items.
  • Build and maintain relationship with the users and suppliers, acting in the complete supply chain.
  • Monitor KPI of all activities performed.
  • Create data analysis and performance optimization tools of the operational activities of the area.

Procurement Support Activities:

  • Follow up activities related to procurement area as for analysis, support and implementation of projects.
  • Create and develop control reports, research and other activities.
  • Analyze and suggest implementation of new information systems involving area of responsibility.
  • Identify potential improvements in the procurement process.
  • Create support tools for the procurement process.
  • Perform internal and external benchmarking.
  • Analyze indicators, bottle neck mapping and process improvement mapping.
  • Request or recommend Vale’s stakeholders to participate in external meetings involving business associations, public and private entities.
  • Maintain relationship with current and future suppliers, supporting the access of tools and opportunities developed to suppliers.
  • Coordinate, develop and implement tools to support supplier development.
  • Contract Management
  • Assure availability of goods and services that demand continuous supply through follow up of the existing contract execution
  • Lead meetings with customers to evaluate the performance supply
  • Lead meetings with suppliers to evaluate the supply performance of the categories involving DISU and create action plans to address issues.
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to understand key supplier’s performance involving categories.
  • Handover of negotiated contracts to customers before implementation of new contracts.
  • Manage system and supplier issues data base, based on information provided by Line of Business, and create reports for analysis.
  • Create and follow up action plans to solve the main issues identified in the system and supplier issues report.
  • Refine and implement procurement-related aspects of the operational readiness plan, including the assessment of new contracts or amendment requirements associated with new or additional goods and services required to support underground operations.
  • Understand and comply with policy, procedures, codes of conduct, and legal requirements including the Impacts and Benefits Agreements commitments
  • Frequent travel to a northern Labrador site and occasional travel to other locations is required

Education

  • Undergrad Degree- Business or Commerce preferred
  • CPP certification is an asset, Certifications through purchasing Management Association of Canada an asset

Experience

  • 5 to 7 yrs experience
  • Strong Knowledge of procurement principles and related laws
  • Working knowledge of sales tax, customs procedures as well as duty and transportation options is an asset
  • Knowledge of supply chain and inventory methodologies and general knowledge of underground mining, and concentrator processes is an asset
  • Experience in Operational Readiness is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills
  • Creative problem solver and able to respond to various situations with appropriate urgency
  • Detail oriented
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office
  • Knowledge in SAP

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We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at recruit@ianmartin.com. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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Warehouse Technician

Seeking an experienced warehouse associate. This position will begin with training Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm for a 3 week duration. Then the hours will change to 12hour continental shifts.  Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor, you will be part of the Procurement and Inbound Logistics Department engaged in all warehouse activities including receiving, shipping, inventory counting, and use of SAP inventory module. 

Main Challenges:

  • Performing all actions required to ensure materials required by the business are on hand and available for use, including tracking materials and troubleshooting problems that arise
  • Working in a sometimes demanding environment to meet deadline and productivity standards

Main Accountabilities:

  • Adheres to all safety programs including the companies safe production model
  • Records goods receipts in SAP for all materials and chemicals delivered to site
  • Organizes and store documents pertaining to all purchase order receipts and reservations.
  • Fulfils all business unit orders from the warehouse with a focus on the accuracy and timeliness
  • Responds to all internal and external client enquiries regarding materials
  • Researches and applies the handling and storage requirements for all materials entering the warehouse, Including mechanical and chemical storage
  • Verifies the inclusion of all required Quality Documents pertaining to materials used within the process
  • Executes proper techniques for inventory management
  • Performs asset deliveries throughout the site
  • Prepares and arranges local shipments
  • Maintains warehouse facilities across site to ensure a clean and safe working environment
  • Operation of electric and propane forklifts

Skills/Experience

  • 2+ years experience driving a forklift
  • 2+ years experience in a warehouse environment
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience using SAP preferred 
  • Knowledge of maintenance materials spheres (piping fittings, pumps, actuators) preferred
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods experience or certification is an asset

 

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