Detour Lake Mine, Ontario, CA
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 16, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Based at the Detour Lake Mine site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Surveyor to join our Technical Services team reporting to the Mine Planning Superintendent.

Detour Lake is the second largest gold producing mine in Canada with the largest gold reserves and substantial growth potential. The open pit mine is located in northeastern Ontario, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road northeast of Cochrane, within the northernmost Abitibi Greenstone Belt.The mine is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome which produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. The Detour Lake operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years with an average gold production of 659,000 ounces per year.

The Surveyor will be responsible for surveying open pit requirements and other assignments at the mine site, while ensuring compliance towards all safety and regulatory procedures/acts.


Your responsibilities will include:
  • Perform site surveying and mapping, including open pit and project surveying;
  • Lay out production drill patterns when required, restricted areas, dig to limits, ore boundaries and dump limits;
  • Perform a process site topography utilizing UAV technology;
  • Pick up all drilled production and toe limits, wall limits, subsidence and stability failures;
  • Check pick-ups for design compliance;
  • Grade floor evaluations in the pit and on stockpiles and dumps;
  • Compile and submit monthly volume calculation reports;
  • Update pit and site status maps;
  • Layout blaster patterns, RC holes and update blast master drawings;
  • Guide the building of new ramps and roads.


Our ideal candidate has:
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Surveying or equivalent combination of education/training and experience;
  • Minimum five years' experience working in Surveying, preferably in an open pit setting;
  • Proficiency in 3D mine planning and design software, preferably with Surpac or MineSight;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work outside 75% of the time, occasionally subject to extreme weather;
  • Physically fit, able to lift 50 lbs and able to carry heavy equipment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety in the workplace;
  • Experience working in a remote mine site is an asset.


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
  • Travel Allowance
  • 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.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to build a career in an innovative and dynamic organization, submit your resume by clicking on Apply Now below.

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