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Intermediate Mining Engineer - Northeast British Columbia, Canada

By Coal Association of Canada

Dead Line: April 29, 2022

Primary Purpose
Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer, the Intermediate Mining Engineer, provides engineering support to the Conuma Mine operations.
Company Information
Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern British Columbia, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia
Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.
Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.
Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.
  • Ensure safety is designed into daily activities and mine plans.
  • Develop and implements mid-term- and short-term open pit plans; design shells, scheduling, forecasting and optimization.
  • Forecast coal release plan to meet required product coal volumes and quality.
  • Detailed Pit and Phase design, scheduling and haulage simulation.
  • Develop detailed plans for bench access, waste dump and coal haul road development.
  • Design and implement production drilling and blasting procedures in order to optimize powder factors and fragmentation.
  • Monthly reconciliation of waste and coal volumes.
  • Work with geological staff to update the geological model as required.
  • Coordinate with consultants to ensure all mine permit requirements are met including geotechnical, environmental and reclamation plans.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
  • B.Sc. in mining or related Engineering degree.
  • Professional Engineering designation, P.Eng. or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6 – 10 years operational mining experience required.
  • Experience with open pit mine design, planning and evaluation.
  • Solid understanding of the strategic planning which entails to Mine / Pit Optimization. 
  • Previous fleet management experience would be an advantageous.
  • Sensefly Ebee X Drone experience and an Operator License would be advantageous.
Technical Competencies and Skills
  • Mathematical aptitude, capable of developing solutions to three dimensional problems, ability to sequence and schedule complex inter-related activities.
  • Experience in mine planning/design/optimization using industry packages (such as Minesight, Vulcan, Surpac, Datamine etc.) Minesight™ and Atlas Scheduling experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of running Pit Optimization program (Whittle, NPVS, MSEP etc.) and application of optimization technique would be an asset.
  • Experience in achieving outstanding performance in the areas of Health, Safety and Environmental stewardship.
  • Oral and written communication skills enabling the writing and presentation of high-quality reports and other presentation material.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Quick learner and adaptable to an ever-changing environment.
Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.
Work Location / Travel
  • Bus transportation is provided from Tumbler Ridge, BC.
  • Please be aware that no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a workplace.
Wage and Benefits
Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare.

July 22, 2020
Inside this issue
Fuel/Lube Truck Operator (Wolverine Mine)

To support the fueling and basic servicing needs of Conuma’s mobile equipment in a safe and timely manner.

Dispatcher (Wolverine Mine) - Tumbler Ridge, BC

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Director of Water Management Design & Construction
  • Lead design, engineering and construction on Bio Chemical Reactors/Water Management Structures and refine cost expenditure on engineering projects.
  • Lead the execution, strategy, creation, and detailed plans for construction with subject matter experts in contact water management and hydrology.
Recruiter (Wolverine Mine) - Casual Position

Safely and efficiently drive and operate rotary or top hammer drilling equipment to bore large blast holes to specified depths and positions in an open-pit mine.

Janitor (Wolverine Mine) - Casual Position

The Janitor is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, ensure that buildings and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner, and other miscellaneous duties.

Electrician (Willow Creek Mine) - Temporary Position

Under the general direction of the Plant Maintenance Supervisor; the Electrician have to safely prepare, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and/or repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related components in all buildings/structures and or fixed/mobile equipment.

Quality Control Manager - Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

The Quality Control Manager will report to the Director, Marketing & Logistics and will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and implementing quality control activities within all operations.

Intermediate Mining Engineer - Northeast British Columbia, Canada

Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer, the Intermediate Mining Engineer, provides engineering support to the Conuma Mine operations.

Project/Exploration Geologist - Northeast British Columbia, Canada

Supervision of Conuma’s exploration field programs to support geological model development, coal resource evaluation, and projects development.

Geotechnical Engineer - Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

Coordinate Conuma’s Geotechnical activities related to a full range of ground control engineering functions to ensure safety, and compliance to government regulations.