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Open Pit Electrical 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


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 a Open Pit Electrical Technician to join our Mobile Maintenance team reporting to the Mine Maintenance Electrical Supervisor.

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 Open Pit Electrical Technician will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of electric rope shovels, hydraulic excavators and rotary drills, while ensuring compliance with all safety and regulatory procedures.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding of motor control logic and MCC (600V), DC motor control (static drive) and AC drives;
  • Basic instrumentation troubleshooting (temperature sensor, pressure sensor and tachometer);
  • Understanding of PLC logic and providing troubleshooting activities as required;
  • Maintain equipment rated for 24 volt to 13.8KV;
  • Use of various tools such as: voltmeter, megger and ampere meter;
  • Ensure that safety issues are reported to the supervisor and promptly remedied;
  • Promote a positive health, safety and environment culture and the Internal Responsibility System.


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Electro-Dynamic / Industrial Technician Certificate;
  • Minimum of two years practical work experience within the mining sector;
  • High voltage transformer and switchgear experience is preferred;
  • Ability to work and be exposed to the elements (Working at heights, outdoor working environment);
  • Experience working at a remote work site is considered an asset;
  • Good work ethic and strong attitude towards safety.


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.