Ventilation Engineer

Vancouver Island, BC
None Given
Mar 04, 2021
May 03, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Myra Falls, zinc, copper, and lead mine, is a part of Trafigura Mining Group. Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world, with 80 offices in 41 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD 171.5 billion in 2019. Trafigura Mining Group manages mining operations, develops projects, conducts technical audits of existing and potential projects. It also provides advisory and support services to the rest of the company. Its main operations are in the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America.

Myra Falls, a Canadian mining operation under Trafigura Americas Mine Group, is located in the beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, a location like this is rare within the mining industry. Myra Falls has been in operation since 1965 and has over 450 employees and contractors.

We are looking for a Ventilation Engineer to join our Engineering team. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, your primary responsibility is ensuring the ventilation meets the requirements of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia and the needs of the Project. You will also provide support to the Operational team for best practice and auditing.


  • Develop and manage an ongoing Mine Ventilation monitoring program to ensure that operations and contractors are working to the required standards for ventilation and occupational exposure under the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia
  • Establish mine ventilation standards and plan and carry out compliance audits against such standards.
  • Prepare monitoring reports on conditions encountered and deviations from norms and standards.
  • Provide technical input into the design of the mine ventilation and cooling systems for development and operations.
  • Participate in engineering reviews of ventilation systems prior to construction, liaising with mine planning engineers and ventilation consultants to develop themine ventilation network.
  • Work with occupational health practitioners to develop employee occupational health management plans for noise, dust and heat conditions in the developing mine.
  • Build ventilation into the mine plan, working closely with the Operational Readiness team.
  • To provide daily field guidance and support Mine Operations (Mine Captains/UG Shift Bosses).
  • To collaborate with UG Mine Planners, Geotechnical Engineer, Drill and Blast Engineer and Backfill Engineer to develop production sequence and preparation of the weekly production plan and three months forecast.
  • Manage inventory of fans for installation and manage vendor representative to ensure products are on site when required.
  • Complete Weekly/Monthly reporting requirements in a timely and reliable manner, including SAP reconciliation/reservations and monthly accruals.
  • Provide input for budgeting purposes.
  • Maintain a roster of all the diesel mining equipment and their ventilation specification requirements.
  • Prepare cost analysis of the ventilation systems to feed into operational reports.
  • Complete other activities that are not necessarily ventilation related to support the general mine operations.


BSc. Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent combination of seasoned technical knowledge and experience combined with a minimum of five (5) years of experience at an underground mine.


  • Advanced computer skills (ie. AutoCAD, Deswik, Ventsim, Microsoft Office etc.)
  • Exceptional planning, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Ability to liaise effectively with management teams and deal with complex problems.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and Provincial mining & safety legislation and regulations.
  • Additional Information:
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Be able to maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team

Trafigura is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If accommodations are required, please notify us upon scheduling an interview.

Thank you for your interest in Trafigura Myra Falls Operations.

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