Environmental Technician (Fly-In-Fly-Out)

Nunavut, Nunavut, Canada
Dec 31, 2021
Jan 16, 2022
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's Hope Bay Operation is located in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, approximately 685 km northeast of Yellowknife, 650 Km northwest of Meadowbank Complex and 125 km southwest of Cambridge Bay.

The acquisition of TMAC Resources by Agnico Eagle was officially completed on February 2, 2021. The property and operations are remote but not isolated, serviced by both a port and airstrip. Hope Bay is an 80 km by 20 km Archean greenstone belt that has been explored by BHP, Miramar, Newmont and TMAC over a period spanning more than 30 years. TMAC began producing gold in early 2017 from Doris, its first mine at Hope Bay, and processed gold at the Doris processing plant which originally had nameplate capacity of 1,000 tpd and expanded to 2,000 tpd midway through 2018.


Reporting to the Environmental Supervisor, the Environmental Technician is part of the Environmental department, and will provide support with the implementation of an integrated compliance program to meet permitting, regulatory and compliance requirements while working closely with site personnel to ensure environmental protection is assured. This position involves approximately 70% field work and 30% office work, which includes working in the field, sometimes in inclement weather at remote work sites. This position also requires working in an industrial mill facility to complete sampling. Accurate data entry, field documentation and attention to detail are key components of this position. The ability to work independently without supervision once trained will be required. .
  • Completes tasks with minimal supervision following established procedures, under the guidance of the Environmental Supervisor.
  • Comply with company Safe Systems of Work policies and procedures.
  • Maintains all field safety gear and sampling equipment, and calibrates field instruments including adjusting meters for accuracy using known standard chemicals for calibration.
  • Using various field instruments for collection of data while maintaining accurate sampling records in accordance with company quality assurance/quality control protocols.
  • Collection of water, effluent or soil/cuttings for analysis, documenting field observations or readings and/or downloading data from various pieces of equipment in an outdoor setting in accordance with established procedures and site environmental quality control/quality assurance protocols.
  • Operation of light vehicles, boats, motors, augers, snowmobiles, tools, and various field safety equipment.
  • Supports environmental contractors to perform field activities.
  • Coordinates with contract laboratories to ensure adequate and appropriate supplies of compliance sampling equipment is available as needed.
  • Works with site based staff to audit worksites, shop areas and drill sites for environmental compliance using inspection checklists and develop corrective actions to protect human health and the environment.
  • Prepare Chain of Custody and shipping documentation for environmental samples.
  • Ensure time and temperature sensitive lab samples are properly shipped to analytical laboratories.
  • Seek and recommend ways to continually improve the site's environmental performance.
  • Demonstrate awareness and commitment to health, community and environmental protection and take action to ensure that unsafe practices or non-compliant behaviours do not occur.
  • Inform, involve and engage key internal and external stakeholders appropriately; develop and maintain positive relationships and represent Agnico Eagle, Hope Bay positively in the community.
  • Other such duties as may be assigned.


  • Technical or technological diploma in Environmental or related science.
  • 1-3 years of related experience in environmental compliance and monitoring activities.
  • Experience with mining (particularly production) or other resource extraction industries as well as remote sites is an asset.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Team oriented and demonstrates a cooperative spirit and contributes to a positive and supportive working environment.
  • Experience using various hand or power tools, including augers, saws, drills etc.
  • Comfortable travelling to remote sites in small aircraft (e.g. helicopters)
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Hands-on, self-sufficient and demonstrates a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Arctic experience is an asset.
  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate in English (Oral and written). Selected candidates must attain a passing mark on a Speexx English language assessment.

Your Work Schedule
  • Schedule: 21 days of work, followed by 21 days for transportation and rest; flights departing from Edmonton, AB.