Job Description

The successful candidate will be a mid-level Engineer with direct experience leading or operating backfill systems, including the plant and underground distribution. The Backfill Operations Engineer will have a background in mineral processing or mining and will be equally comfortable in an underground situation as in a plant operation setting. This position is part of the operations support group within our growing Sudbury office. The work will involve short to medium term travel to international mine sites and will entail the following:

Tasks
  • Backfill system start-up, commissioning and training assistance
  • Backfill engineering support for scoping to feasibility level studies
  • On-site troubleshooting of backfill plants and underground distribution systems
  • Operations reviews, risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Backfill management system reviews and development
  • Backfill procedure development
  • Technical communication, including report writing and presentations
Responsibilities
  • Lead by example in safe behaviour and habits
  • Perform at a high-level within an engineering and operations team
  • Application of technical skills to perform problem solving and engineering tasks
  • Ongoing professional development and mentorship of clients and junior staff

Job Specification

The successful candidate will have above-average abilities to meet the high standards set by our Company.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies
  • BSc engineering degree completed in minimum time (relevant non-engineering qualifications may be considered)
  • Registered as a professional engineer in Ontario
  • Three to five years’ experience in operating a backfill system
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral form
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets and modeling
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills, especially technical reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills and affinity to work in an operations environment
Useful Experience (10 Years)
  • French speaking
  • Mining and/or Milling operations experience
  • Experience working in a consulting environment
Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work safely and productively in an office, industrial or mine environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work hard, act professionally and make decisions independently
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence

Sudbury Application Instructions

Please send the following to Rob Brown
Email: Sudbury@PatersonCooke.com

  • Resume (including GPA scores)
  • List of references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job