Underground Backfill Specialist

Barrick Gold Corporation - Hemlo, ON (30+ days ago)

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Williams Operating Corporation, a Barrick Gold operation located near Marathon, Ontario has an opportunity for an:

Underground Backfill Specialist

As a member of Technical services and Mineral Resource Management team, the successful candidate will report to the senior ground control engineer and work a 5:2, 4:3 roster. This role will require an individual who is safety driven and safety conscious, and capable of working with a diverse team of technical services staff, underground and mill operations personnel. The successful applicant will work to optimize the paste backfill system through improvements to rheology, reticulation, QA/QC and backfill strength design.

Responsibilities:
Proven commitment to workplace safety and demonstrate safety leadership
Participate in projects to optimize and expand paste backfill distribution infrastructure, and to implement design of paste backfill barricades accommodating continuous pouring where feasible.
Ensure quality control and quality assurance programs are maintained as per the ground control management plan.
Update site standards and procedures related to paste backfill as required.
Provide guidance to the technical services team related to design strength of cemented paste backfill for appropriate mining methods and stope sequencing.
Collaborate with key mining department and mill operations personnel to troubleshoot challenges with the paste backfill system ensuring appropriate rheology, composition, and flushing occur to prevent blockages.

Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor of engineering (Mining)
Registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an underground mining environment with design knowledge of cemented paste backfill.
Experience with mining software (Deswik and Vulcan) would be highly regarded
Experience with in-elastic numerical stress modeling
Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Valid driver’s license required
Strong communication, computing, planning, and problem-solving skills
Ability to work in a team environment technical and operations personnel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Organized, motivated self-starter with high standards expected of themselves and others
Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced mine production environment.

What we can Offer You

Ability to make lasting positive impact on the Operation
Experience working on a World Class, geologically complex Archean Greenstone gold deposit
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
An opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Barrick

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

About Hemlo

Situated near the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in north western Ontario, 350 km east of Thunder Bay, we have an underground/open pit; residential mine site. Current mine life is to 2028, and aggressive mineral resource growth programs are underway.
This rugged and beautiful area is an outdoor paradise - home to dozens of species of birds and animals as well as moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including enjoying lake country/cottages, camping, boating, beaches, hiking, hunting and fishing, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing in the winter; you’ll want to explore opportunities at Barrick-Hemlo.

With two communities in close proximity, both Marathon and Manitouwadge have all the amenities you’ll require and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living and a terrific quality of life

Barrick is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.