Process Plant Operator

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: 7 days in, followed by 7 days off or 14 days in, followed by 14 days off


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 Process Plant Operator to join our Process Plant Operations team reporting to the Process Plant Operations 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 Process Plant Operator will be accountable for the safe operation of process equipment within the Process Plant to achieve production targets effectively and in a timely manner.  



Your responsibilities will include:


  • Operate all processes and related equipment in adherence to safe operating procedures;
  • Monitor and analyze process data and take actions to optimize plant performance;
  • Perform Lockout/Tag out of process equipment to a Zero Energy state;
  • Complete operational inspections and housekeeping tasks in designated sections of the plant;
  • Monitor reagents dosage and inventory;
  • Routine maintenance and cleaning of mill equipment; (Troubleshooting operational upsets and minor technical issues);
  • Ensure that all safety issues are reported to the Supervisor and promptly remedied;
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure effective decision making;
  • Promote a positive health, safety and environment culture and the Internal Responsibility System.




Our ideal candidate has:


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED;
  • Minimum three years’ experience operating in a mineral process treatment plant, preferably in a gold plant;
  • Experience in crushing, conveying, grinding, leaching and gold recovery is a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe working practices;
  • Display good problem solving skills with a mechanical aptitude to handle minor projects.


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.