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Ventilation Technician

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, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Ventilation Technician 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 Ventilation Technician is responsible for designing and maintaining the mine ventilation network to achieve production and development goals, review mine ventilation plans and ensure the ventilation complies with all applicable regulations. The Ventilation Technician is also responsible for the configuration and follow up of the ventilation system installed to provide sufficient airflow to the correct location underground.


Location: Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake, ON

Rotation:  7/7, 5/2, or 4/3 schedule

This role is not a Camp Based opportunity.


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Perform air flow, air quality, and temperature measurements and create weekly reports
  • Perform audits on auxiliary ventilation installation quality and recommend improvements
  • Ensure compliance with ventilation related regulatory requirements
  • Design auxiliary ventilation circuits
  • Determine diesel equipment allowances
  • Coordinate Silica and DMP testing
  • Review methane testing
  • Create and maintain ventilation and underground emergency related drawings
  • Evaluate future ventilation requirements and develop designs in consultation with relevant parties
  • Perform other tasks as required by the engineering department


Our ideal candidate has:

  • Mining Engineering Technician or Technologist Diploma, or Mining Engineering Degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Ability to work alone for extended periods of time underground
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficiency with AutoCad, Amine, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Reliable and self-managing
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of mine design software is an asset (AutoCAD, Promine, Deswik)
  • Knowledge ventilation design software (VentSim)
  • Ability to use associated ventilation equipment for underground readings


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.