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Process Plant Operations Manager

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: 4/3, 4/3, 8/6


Closing Date: Until Filled 



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 Process Plant Operations Manager to join our Process Plant Operations team reporting to the Deputy General Manager.  


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 Process Plant Operations Manager will be responsible for providing strategic and tactical leadership for plant operations and ensuring the plant meets or exceeds its it’s safe production objectives. This role works collaboratively with the Process Plant Maintenance Manager and maintenance team.  The incumbent must be willing to relocate to the Cochrane/Timmins area, as will work a blended roster consisting of a 4/3, 4/3, 8/6 rotation.





Your responsibilities will include:


  • Manages Process Plant Operations with the objective of minimizing costs and maximizing revenue;
  • Provides direction and monitors production plans, schedules and reports;
  • Establishes and monitors metallurgical control, grade reconciliation, and security requirements;
  • Manages the Plant Operations budget as well as all sustaining capital requirements;
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and legislated requirements;
  • Leads a team of professionals and provides day-to-day direction and training for the Process Plant Team;
  • Implements best practices and seeks continuous improvements in safety performance.



Our ideal candidate has:


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Chemical or Metallurgy) or relevant experience;
  • P. Eng designation preferred;
  • 5+ years of relevant professional work experience within a large scale process plant environment;
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring a team of professionals;
  • Influential with strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong computer aptitude with proficiency in MS Suite and SAP;
  • Experience in a cross-cultural work environment an asset;
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Timmins/Cochrane area.


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.