Development Miner - Conventional Miner

Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
Apr 27, 2021
May 13, 2021
Full Time

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.


Agnico Eagle is always looking for new talented team members to join our Nunavut mining operations. We have been operating at Meadowbank, our first Low Arctic mine, near Baker Lake for over nine years. The mine produced its three millionth ounce of gold in 2018. 2019 marked the last year of production at the Meadowbank mine, and has since transitioned to process ore from the Amaruq satellite deposit. With the official opening of the Amaruq Whale Tail Project in August 2019, the project is now referred to as the Meadowbank Complex.


Reporting to the Underground Mine Supervisor, the Development Miner - Conventional will perform their duties as a member of the Mine Departments and collaborate with other departments of the division. They will ensure that the goals and objectives are achieved, while promoting and respecting Agnico Eagle's culture, Health & Safety Code of Conduct and the environment.

  • Operate Dynominer equipment or ANFO lateral loaders (EC3 or AC3);
  • Perform the work in accordance with our Health and Safety and quality standards;
  • Work safely and efficiently, meeting the desired production requirements;
  • Perform daily equipment inspections;
  • Inspect your working environment by scaling rocks;
  • Drill the holes according to drawings and specifications ;
  • Load and blast the rounds;
  • Ensure the rehabilitation of the site by using proper bolt patterns;
  • Participate in the implementation of water, air and ventilation services using the scissor lift, jackleg and stoper;
  • Ensure the health and safety of you and your team during work;
  • Operate other equipment associated to the production category as required;
  • Obtainining certification on other equipment associated to the production category may be required;
  • May be required to operate other equipment associated to the development category (ref: Career Path);
  • May be required to obtain certification on other equipment associated to the development category (ref: Career Path).


  • A minimum of 2000 hours on the Dynominer equipment or ANFO lateral loaders (EC3 or AC3);
  • 4000 hours in development work, such as face loading, pipe work, ventilation work, manual ground support, clean face, etc.;
  • High School Diploma;
  • Nunavut Arctic College (NAC) Certification or diploma in mineral extraction, or equivalent;
  • Underground hard rock mining modular training certificate or equivalent is required for the position;
  • Mining Engineering plan reading skills;
  • Valid Approval Letter under the Explosives Regulations or equivalent document such as Explosives Permit, PAL or Nexus Card;
  • Certification on other equipment in the development category such as Loading Unit and Production Scoop - 12yds is considered an asset;
  • Possess the physical requirements to perform the duties of the job;
  • Possess a good work ethic, a positive attitude and the ability to work in a team;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate in English (oral and written). Selected candidates must attain a passing mark on a Speexx English language assessment.

Work Schedule
  • Schedule: 14 days of work, followed by 14 days for transportation and rest; flights departing from all communities of the Kivalliq region, Mirabel or Val-d'Or, Quebec.