Senior Surveyor

Posted Date 3 months ago(12/1/2017 5:08 PM)
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Mine Operations - Open Pit
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


   We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.




    Job Introduction:

 Currently Baffinland is seeking a Senior Surveyor to join our Mine Operations Department at the Marry River Mine Site.   This individual will be working among the site based technical team focusing on the coordination, planning and   management of survey activities.  The role will report to the Superintendent of Engineering & Geology.


 This is a permanent position based at site with a 2 week Fly-In, Fly-Out rotation.

Main Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and managing the performance of the Surveying team
  • Mentor survey team members to help develop the appropriate skills and competencies to productively perform all aspects of their role.
  • Ensuring effective and compliant survey standards.
  • Coordinating end of month pickups, stockpile volume calculations, reports and reconciliations across multiple sites
  • Ensuring survey pick-up and mark-up comply with operating standard procedures.
  • Meet objectives and comply with; safety plans, incident reporting process, policy/procedure reviews, MOC process, etc.
  • Develop innovative opportunities to improve the efficiency of operations.
  • Maintaining the survey control network and ensure the accuracy of survey data.
  • Mine and road design.
  • Contribute to and participate in the development of and maintenance of safe work procedures for Mine Operations in order to achieve an increased level of health, safety and environmental awareness that will promote efforts for an injury free and environmentally responsible workplace.


    Environmental/Physical Demands:

  1. Work in extreme low temperatures down to minus 40 Celsius.
  2. Lifting up to 25 kg.
  3. 12 hour long daily shifts for a two week period.


Main Qualifications

  • A formal tertiary survey qualification
  • 5-7 years of open pit mining experience with experience in a supervisory role an asset.
  • Experience in Iron Ore will be highly regarded
  • Proficient in MineSight or similar mine design software.
  • Analytical thinking and interpretation of information.
  • Team player and positive attitude.
  • Interested candidates must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Arctic experience would be beneficial.
  • Experience working in remote mining camps.
  • Experience working with aboriginal people and communities would be an asset

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