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Metallurgy Co-Op Student

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: Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake, ON

Rotation: 4/3 schedule

This role is not a Camp Based opportunity.



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 Metallurgy Co-op Student to join our Mill Operations team in January 2023 (1 year contract).


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 Metallurgy Co-op Student is responsible for providing support to the Mill team. 


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Process technical support for projects and metallurgical systems

  • Metallurgical sampling, analysis and accounting

  • Completing lab tests (ie. Surveys, carbon activities, strip & leach profiles, settling tests, etc)

  • Operate ETP circuit

  • Conduct inventory (reagents)

  • Perform other operational and technical tasks as assigned

  • Perform work to safely meet productivity expectations and schedules

  • Housekeeping – keep work areas clean and free from hazards

  • Communication – from and with others, recording accurate records on 5-point (Zero Hazard) card, aligning with daily tasks assigned

  • Teamwork – complete set tasks and actively assist others to complete their tasks


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Working towards a college or university degree, preferably in metallurgy, mineral processing and/or chemical engineering or science

  • Positive attitude, enthusiastic

  • Ability to communicate well in English (both written and verbal)

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office)

  • Able to adapt to changing situations

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

  • 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.