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Geology Superintendent

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: Timmins, ON / Detour Lake Mine

Rotation: 5/2 (Monday to Friday), 4/3 (Site Based)


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 in Timmins, ON, with rotations at the Detour Lake Mine, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Geology Superintendent to join our Geology team reporting to the Technical Services Manager.   

The Geology Superintendent will plan, lead and manage the Geology team to support the operation through the delivery of industry best practices on geological services to achieve mining production targets.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership and technical review, support, and supervision to the Detour Lake Mine Production Geology team;
  • Responsible for Grade Control of the Detour Lake Mine;
  • Over-sight of in-pit ore production and reporting, including detailed geological reconciliation of the mine to mill production results;
  • Support / supervision of In-pit geological mapping and data analysis for both grade control modeling and geotechnical evaluation;
  • Aligning geology outputs to requirements of the medium and long-term strategic mine plans;
  • Review and supervision of planning, design, and implementation of all grade control drilling programs at the Detour Lake pit;
  • Assisting with the evaluation, construction and verification of the grade control model;
  • Ensuring geological datasets are collected and maintained at industry standard best practices by monitoring and evaluating those datasets in relation to the Corporation’s established QAQC programs;  
  • Supports, collaborates, coordinates, and/or supervises geological and inter-disciplinary projects along with consultants and internal partners such as Exploration, Mine Planning, Mine Operations and Milling;  
  • Ensuring all mine geology department activities are in compliance with Corporate health and safety policies and Ontario legislation;
  • Follow defined practices to assure quality, safety, and housekeeping standards;
  • Other geology-related duties or special projects as may be assigned from time-to-time.


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Geology;
  • APGO P.Geo. designation or eligible and intend to apply for such designation;
  • 8 to 15 years’ experience in production geology, with preference to gold;
  • 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity at an operating mine preferred;
  • Experience in open pit operations with a preference to large scale operations;
  • Experience in utilizing geological modelling and grade estimation software, with preference to Datamine Studio RM or Maptek Vulcan;
  • A detailed understanding of the effective use and interpretation of a wide variety of geological data sets and of world-class geological, grade control, and mining techniques;  
  • Excellent computer, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety in the workplace;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively coach and mentor staff, to develop and implement professional development programs for young professionals.


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.