Mine Engineer – Backfill

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The Red Lake district is located 180 kilometers north of Dryden about 100 kilometers from the Manitoba border in northwestern Ontario. It spans 42,000 hectares and has produced over 29 million ounces of gold since 1949. Red Lake Gold Mines includes the Red Lake and Campbell
underground mining and processing complexes
, and
, a potential new source of ore. The focus at Red Lake is on asset optimization and cost reduction efforts. Continued transition to mechanized mining, bulk mining and material movement automation is expected to result in mining lower grade ore and lower mining costs. Rationalization of the infrastructure is also underway to reduce costs. We are excited to have experienced and qualified team members join our team and our community.
We are located in an area where you will experience the best in Northern lifestyle; past and present. Red Lake is located in the heart of a lake-studded, boreal forest region in Sunset Country. Red Lake is known for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and incredible Canadian fishing in the many freshwater lakes in the area.
Reporting to the
Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer , the
Mine Engineer-Backfill
will be responsible for providing engineering services for the safe, productive, and cost effective operation of Pastefill Backfill system to underground workings.
Liaise with Planners, Paste Plant operators, and Underground Construction crews to ensure the delivery of Paste fill to the underground workings.
Designs and establish suitable parameters (% binder, slump, tph, etc) for pouring paste ensuring efficiency and strength requirements are met.
Conducts Mill and UG visits to maintain quality control of backfill, stope prep, fences, and piping.
Provide engineering solutions to the paste fill to have standard quality and efficient delivery of paste to the underground stopes.
Assist in meeting production forecasts and budgets
Monitors delivered paste fill into the stopes are of correct engineering specifications.
Establish and maintain daily, monthly, and yearly records of actual paste fill pours.
Provides and establish weekly, monthly, and yearly backfill reports.
Provide up to date engineered drawings and procedures required for underground distribution system and fence construction.
Designs and updates pressure flow models to indicate operating pressures and ensure safe operation.
Ensures Paste fill Engineering Package has all the correct and necessary information.
Keeps close communication with the Planners and Operators in order to establish and follow the paste fill budget and forecasts.
Keeps track of all paste fill operations by maintaining a paste fill database of actual pours. Ensures daily paste plant data are correctly reported and encoded.
Keep up to date asbuilts of all the paste fill schematics, level plans, and the flow model.
Give feedback to the Construction Supervisors of any inspected substandard jobs done that needs to be rectified.
Assists the Construction Supervisors in acquiring the proper tools and materials necessary to complete their work safely and efficiently.
Coordinate with the warehouse to ensure sufficient availability of materials required for paste filling.
Analyse and optimise backfill characteristics such as UCS strengths, densities, and slump.
Conducts underground observation on fence construction, pastefill piping, and paste pouring to be able to come up with process improvements.
Review, update, and improve all the procedures and policies involving paste fill operations.
Be involved in any paste fill projects that include paste fill expansion and upgrading of the Paste fill System.
As required, train UG backfill operators (slump tests, pour practices, piping etc).
Analyse other methods of backfilling such as URF or CRF which would meet the needs for ground stability.
Investigate paste fill related incidents and provide recommendations.
Assist Safety and Training department with training packages
Comply with federal and provincial acts and regulations, and legal requirements.
Adhere to all relevant corporate policies and procedures.
Other duties assigned.
Engineering or Technical Degree in Mining, Civil, Mechanical, or Geological.
At least 1 year experience in any kind of backfilling system.
Exposure to an underground mining environment
How to Apply
External candidates must apply online at
u sing the Job Number
Resumes received through fax, email or in person will not be accepted. Internal candidates must submit a job application form to Connor Ranger, Human Resources. At this time, candidates referred by recruitment agencies cannot be accepted.
Please note that relocation will not be available to those located within 80 kilometers of Red Lake Gold Mines or for contract positions.
As an equal opportunity employer, Goldcorp is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Schedule: Local 4 days on 3 days off, 10 hours
( Schedules and hours of work are subject to operational needs and the Company retains its management right to change these with notice).