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Mine Engineer

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, 5/2 or 7/7

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 Mine Engineer to join our Technical Services team reporting to the Mine Planning Superintendent.


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 Mine Engineer will be responsible for the coordination and optimization of efficient and safe mining operations involving production, pit maintenance, and technical services.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively with long and medium-term mine planning engineers providing input to two and five-year plans
  • Support the month end reporting, month plans and bench development planning processes
  • Ensure that mining plans are consistent with data from geology, survey, maintenance, geotechnical, safety and environment
  • Provide daily and weekly blending plans for the plant production forecast
  • Define daily, weekly stockpile plans and strategy in coordination with all the required departments
  • Collaborate with the Drill & Blast group, supporting QAQC, pattern design and review, and resource allocation
  • Lead initiatives to increase mine production efficiencies, maximization of economic return and smart cost reduction
  • Visit project and operation areas to ascertain designs and plans are properly implemented and manage any changes
  • Develop procedures related to safety, costs, production, maintenance, and budgeting
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff and coordinate staff assignments and workloads
  • Drive change to ensure systems, planning and processes are aligned with internal metrics and deliverables, including the identification of business improvement opportunities


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mine Engineering with eligibility for P.Eng registration with the PEO
  • Between 3-5 years’ experience in mine planning with 2 years in an open pit mine
  • Experience with Hexagon MineSight and Maptek Vulcan considered a strong asset
  • Experience with Fleet Management Systems (Wenco) and use of reporting and analytical tools
  • Proven commitment to health, safety, and the environment
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy with MS Office
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong ability to lead others and ensure cohesion cross-departmentally

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

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.