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Backfill Engineer/Coordinator

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.



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 Macassa Mine Site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Backfill Engineer/Coordinator to join our Engineering team.


The Macassa Mine is a high-grade gold producer, with grade improving at depth, and a key valuation driver for Agnico Eagle. Located in the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, the Macassa Mine remains one of the highest gold grade mines in the world. Macassa commenced operations in 2002, and with the discovery of the South Mine Complex has been able to increase its level of production significantly over the past five years. The mine is located in an area with well-developed infrastructure, including a provincial highway, a railway system and a private airport. High-grade ore is processed at the Macassa Mill, which currently has available capacity and is located in close proximity to the mine.


The Backfill Engineer/Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with department heads involved with pastefill operations within all levels of the organization, ensuring the safe, economical, and environmentally sound operation of the mine pastefill system.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and manage the preparation & issuing of the of the paste pour letters
  • Coordinate and manage the preparation & issuing of all paste procedures & databases:
  • Stope Pour Instruction Procedure
    • QA/QC procedure
    • UCS database o Plant Operation Procedure
    • Underground Paste Pour Procedure
    • Paste Barricade Design and Installation Procedure
    • Underground Paste Emergency Procedures
    • Stope turnaround tracking database
  • Manage the UCS database and distribute the information
  • Highlight any non-conforming paste strengths to mine engineering
  • Ensure that the UCS database is current in the Paste Pour Strength Calculator Tool
  • Coordinate purchase and installation of underground paste reticulation


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Minimum of BSc Mining Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of progressive "hands on" professional experience, with the majority in underground mining
  • Must be eligible to register as a P.Eng in Ontario
  • Experience in underground surveying, planning and/or mining an asset
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Significant experience with long hole and cut/fill methods of mining, with a focus on pastefill systems
  • Must meet physical requirements for frequent underground work site visits


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
  • 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.