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Environmental Technician

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: March 29, 2023 



At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.



We value you – your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.



Based at the Detour Lake Mine Site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Technician to join our Environment & Sustainability team, reporting to the Environment Supervisor.


Detour Lake is the second largest gold producing mine in Canada with the largest gold reserves and substantial growth potential. The 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 Environmental Technician will be responsible for day-to-day field sampling, data collection and other monitoring activities as part of the site environmental management system.  This is primarily a field-based role with requirements for daily field activities.  



Your responsibilities will include:


  • Plan and execute surface, groundwater, soil and air monitoring at various locations on and off site
  • Prepare laboratory bottle sets, chains of custody and sample shipping requirements
  • Develop chains of custody in accordance with permit requirements
  • Communicate with external laboratories for ordering of sampling supplies and analysis requests
  • Maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot various field meters and other instrumentation
  • Use SAP to order field equipment and complete maintenance requests
  • Operate various recreational vehicles to access field sample locations (snowmobile, argos, watercraft)
  • Conduct data entry, QA/QA, exports and organization for regulatory reporting
  • Participate in management of site wildlife and assist in the delivery of wildlife awareness programs
  • Complete site inspections and follow-up, to ensure compliance with environmental policies
  • Use compliance management software (Entropy) to edit and track environmental audit templates
  • Implement the site spill response plan and advise operators on proper cleanup, draft spill reports
  • Use incident management software to assign and track environmental corrective action items
  • Present environmental orientation information to new employees



Our ideal candidate has:


  • Degree, diploma or certificate in a field related to Environmental Monitoring, Science or other environmental discipline (minimum 2 years)
  • Minimum of one to two (1-2) years related work experience
  • Intermediate MS Suite skills, experience with SAP and EQuis considered an asset
  • Valid Ontario’s Driver License
  • Experience operating field vehicles (pick-up and trailer, ATV, argo, snowmobile)
  • Experience collecting field samples (water, air, soil, noise)
  • Experience working outside in varying weather conditions
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License is an asset
  • Ability to complete tasks which are physically demanding
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills
  • Exceptional ability to work within a diverse team


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.