Core Technician

Back to Job List

Date Posted: 11/5/2020

Location: Canadian Operations Centre, Timmins, ON, CA

Reference No.: 2020-162

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 5-2 (Monday to Friday)

Rate of Pay: Salary, Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Based at the Canadian Operations Centre in Timmins Ontario, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Core Technician to join our Exploration Department.


The Core Technician will be responsible for to support the exploration and/or production departments by handing, processing and sampling/cutting of diamond drill core and doing basic labour support functions for Exploration.



Your responsibilities will include:

  • Pickup drill core from headframe/drill site, open boxes arrange in order, checking then for block footage errors.
  • Tag hole number and footages for each box and place core boxes in rack, then bundle box lids for re-use.
  • Cut core as per training procedure, checking for and inserting QA/QC samples.
  • Complete cutting logbook/sheet and complete lab analysis form.
  • Palletize/dump logged and sampled core boxes.
  • Deliver sampled core/chips/mucks to assay lab if on minesite as required.
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times, ensure proper PPE and tools are used for all tasks.
  • Operate forklift as per proper training, moving core skids with core or samples and other materials.
  • Take part in storing pulps and rejects as required.
  • Assist geologists as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Our ideal candidate has:​​​


  • Interest in geology and mine operations.
  • Good communication skills, literacy and numeracy skills.



Together, we are building a world-class gold mine and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team. All of our team members are rewarded with a competitive benefits package and on-the-job perks, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Group Benefit package
  • Training and learning opportunities


Should you be the successful candidate for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below. 
Kirkland Lake Gold is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity in its workforce, and encourages applications from qualified candidates. Wherever possible, accommodations are made for qualified applicants with self-declared disabilities. Kirkland Lake Gold thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Company reserves the right to administer relevant tests to shortlisted candidates selected for interviews, in an effort to determine their suitability and the preparedness of those candidates to accept and perform in the role for which they have applied.