Share this Job

Mine Hoist Electrician

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.



Based at the Macassa Site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mine Hoist Electrician to join our Maintenance 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 on 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 Mine Hoist Electrician will be responsible for supporting the safe and continous mining operations of the site, with qualification to install, repair, and make good items in planned and unplanned maintenance.


Your responsibilities will include:

•    New electrical installations
•    Mounting new and refurbished equipment
•    Pull cable up to 500 MCM copper
•    Work with up to 13,800 volts
•    Read and interpret schematics
•    Read and follow work orders
•    Troubleshoot electrical equipment including motor starters
•    Work as central maintenance team, being moved to other areas when required
•    Solid understanding of electrical test equipment, understanding different voltage hazards
•    Able to follow safety policies and procedures
•    Have good knowledge of hoisting systems and ministry log book entries
•    Office duties include daily report work and work order systems (SAP)


Our ideal candidate has:

•    Licenced Electrician
•    Ability to follow and understand all CSA/ESA rules and regulations, electrical 
troubleshooting, new electrical installations, and PLC
•    Motor control knowledge is an asset
•    Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
•    Ability to use and understand electrical testing equipment: multimeter, clamp on amp meter, 
megger insulation tester
•    Understanding of hazards and different voltages
•    Ability to safely test for live power when required
•    Ability to climb stairs
•    Ability to work outside during winter or summer conditions
•    Ability to work under pressure (when hoist is down)
•    Good troubleshooting skills

•    Experience with medium and high voltages is an asset
•    Good understanding of hoisting systems, compressors, and power actuated 4160-volt breakers
•    Basic understanding of PLC systems and use the PLC for troubleshooting


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 Benefit 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.