Mine Operations Summer Students

Job ID
Job Category
Mine Operations - Open Pit
Job Type
Job Location 1 : Location
CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About Us

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River Property, located in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations. We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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.


Reporting to the Mine Technical Services Superintendent, the Water Treatment Plant Co-op student is responsible for supporting the operation of a water treatment facility at the Mary River Mine.


Main Accountabilities

  • Operate the WRF water treatment plant for discharge of water from the pit or WRF pond
  • Support the operation of a water treatment facility, which includes the operation of pumps, hoses, blowers, reactor tanks, agitators, pipelines, etc
  • Support the addition of reagents (lime slurry, polymer, etc.) to mix tanks, and inspect tank levels
  • Conduct basic repairs on the plant
  • Support the collection of regulatory water samples and ensure compliance with MDMER limits for all water discharged
  • Support in the development of standard operating procedures as required
  • Monitor and request inventory of reagents and spare parts during operations
  • Coordinate with maintenance and electrical group for any required servicing
  • All other duties as required

Main Qualifications

  • Junior standing or above working toward an Engineering degree (mining, civil, chemical, ) or related field in sciences (chemistry, environment, geology, etc.
  • Ability to work independently in a remote site environment under all weather conditions
  • Is in good physical health, able to lift a minimum of 50lbs
  • Experience in data analysis and process optimization would be considered an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills and high degree of personal initiative
  • Rotation may involve night shift work


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