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Drill Supervisor

If you thrive on success and team work in a team culture, Agnico Eagle offers career opportunities on a global scale. We provide rewarding and challenging work that will help you grow your skills and your career. Agnico Eagle is committed to creating meaningful opportunities for our employees and we encourage everyone who works for us to contribute to their full potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We provide a safe work environment and seek to ensure all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Disability-related accommodations during the application and selection process are available upon request. Interested? We hope you are.



Location: Detour Lake Mine


Rotation: 14 days in, followed by 14 days off 


Closing Date: February 1, 2023 



Based at the Detour Lake Mine site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Drill Supervisor to join our Mine Operations team reporting to the Drill and Blast Superintendent.



Detour Lake is the second largest gold producing mine in Canada with the largest gold reserves and substantial growth potentialThe open pit mine is located in northeastern Ontario, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road northeast of Cochrane, within the northernmost Abitibi Greenstone Belt.The mine is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome which produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. The Detour Lake operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years with an average gold production of 659,000 ounces per year.


The Drill Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring adequate resources are available in order to meet blast production requirements.




Your responsibilities will include:


  • Ensuring the safety of the team by applying a zero harm approach to all tasks performed;
  • Planning, organizing, leading and controlling resources to ensure drill targets are met;
  • Lead, monitor and allocate daily responsibilities of the drill crew;
  • Meet or exceed production requirements while ensuring budget targets are met;
  • Provide appropriate production reporting, ensuring identified grade control procedures are adhered to;
  • Provide regular inspections of work sites in efforts of maintaining and promoting Health, Safety and Environmental practices to the workforce;
  • Promote a climate of trust and participation.



Our ideal candidate has:


  • Minimum high school diploma or GED with extensive open pit experience;
  • Technical or College Diploma preferred;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in all components of open pit drilling and blasting operations;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in an open pit supervisory role;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of mines safety and inspections regulations;
  • Strong business acumen and competent computer literacy skills (MS Office);
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, listening and presentation).


Does this sound like you?  If so, we would love to hear from you.




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
  • Relocation
  • Travel Allowance
  • Group benefits 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.

Together, we are Going for Gold in everything that we do and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.