Mine Engineer - Contract

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Date Posted: 1/8/2021

Location: Macassa Mine - Kirkland Lake, ON, Kirkland Lake, ON, CA

Reference No.: 2021-007

Position Type: Temporary

Schedule: 5-2 (Monday to Friday)

Rate of Pay: Salary, Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Based at the Macassa Site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mine Engineer to join our Engineering team for a 1 year contract.


The Macassa Mine is a high-grade gold producer, with grade improving at depth, and a key valuation driver for Kirkland Lake Gold. Located in the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the Macassa Mine remains on the highest gold grade mines in the world. Macassa commenced operations in 2002, and with the discovery of the South Mine Complex has been able to increase its level of production significantly over the past five years. The mine is located in an area with well-developed infrastructure, including a provincial highway, a railway system and a private airport. High-grade ore is processed at the Macassa Mill, which currently has available capacity and is located in close proximity to the mine. 


The Mine Engineer will be responsible for working with the backfill system. 



Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and manage the preparation & issuing of the paste pour letters, 
  • Coordinate and manage the preparation & issuing of all paste procedures and databases, 
    • Stope pour instruction procedure
    • QA/QC procedure
    • UCS database
    • Plant Operation Procedure
    • Underground Paste Pour procedure
    • Underground Paste Emergency Procedures
    • Stope turnaround tacking database
  • Manage the UCS database and distribute the information
  • Highlight any non-conforming paste strengths to mine engineering
  • Ensure that the UCS database is current in the Paste Pour Strength Calculator Tool
  • Coordinate the purchase and installation of underground paste reticulation
  • QA/QC on paste reticulation installation
  • Monitor paste reticulation pipe & support wear and borehole integrity
  • Manage the Stope Turnaround Tracking database and coordinate improvements
  • Prepare and manage the daily, weekly and monthly paste reports
  • Prepare and manage the daily, weekly and monthly paste production plans
  • Manage weekly paste production meetings
  • Prepare CAPEX budgets for following years
  • Issue AFEs for paste CAPEX
  • Capture and manage paste OPEX
  • Coordinate paste lab scale on site or off-site test work to improve safety, costs and productivity. 
  • Coordinate daily paste pouring activities
  • Manage Paste System Audits
  • Research and implement paste industry best practices



Our ideal candidate has:​​​

  • Minimum BSc Mining Engineering with a minimum of 4 years experience (majority in underground Mining) 
  • Must be eligible to register as a P.Eng in Ontario
  • Experience in underground surveying, planning and/or mining an asset
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office suite




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
  • 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.