Mine Technician

Job ID
Job Category
Technical Services
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 Technical Services Manager or delegate and working alongside the Technical Services team, the Mine Technician is responsible for delivering a variety of survey, geological and engineering tasks in support of the Operation: surveying, sampling, field data collection, data entry, data analysis and reporting. This role is based at our Mary River Mine on a 3 week in and 3 week out rotation.

Main Accountabilities

• Ensure work procedures are followed and safety standards are adhered to (risk assessments, incident reporting & investigating, policy & procedures review, MOC, etc.) to realize zero incidents or injuries across the team.
• Conduct survey tasks to inform planning and execution: drill hole staking, grade (or level) staking, dig boundary staking, pickups of dig advance and waste rock construction advance and pickups of water levels.
• Conduct sampling activities to inform planning and execution: sample collection, delivery of samples to the on-site laboratory, completing and checking submittal paperwork and entry of assay results to databases.
• Collect field data, including but not limited to: thermistors, water flows, fragmentation photos, quality assurance, quality control of drill hole depths or blast tie-ins, etc.
• Maintain databases for various production and quality data.
• Verify, analyze and report on collected data.

Main Qualifications

• Diploma from a vocational institution (mining technician, geological technician, survey technician).
• Drone pilot license is an asset.

• Minimum three (3) years of General mining and / or survey and / or ore quality experience

• Adaptability/Flexibility skills: Ability to adapt to changes, learn new skills, and take on new challenges.
• Communication skills: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and verbal, for conveying ideas, instructions, and information to colleagues, external parties, and superiors.
• Initiative/ Independence: Ability to work things out without having to be shown too often. Takes responsibility for own time and effectiveness. Alert to opportunities to contribute appropriately without being told. Takes proactive steps to identify and address challenges, propose improvements, and contribute beyond your assigned tasks demonstrates initiative.
• Teamwork/Collaboration skills: Ability to actively participate in a team, encourage co-operation, and be aware of the needs of others. Ability to share information and support other team members, and prioritise team goals over individual goals.
• Attention to Detail skills: Ability to be precise and minimize errors to ensure high-quality outcomes.
• Digital Literacy skills: Knowledge of digital tools and technology. Proficient with standard office software such as Microsoft Office, Trimble, Hexagon Minesite or AutoCAD, Epiroc, survey instruments (GPS, station, etc.), field instruments, etc.
• Time Management/Organisation skills: Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize tasks to ensure that work is completed effectively and deadlines are met.
• Physical ability to work outdoors in the arctic environment through all seasons, to walk over broken and uneven ground, to lift up to 25 kg.


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