Metallurgical Technician (Fly-In Fly-Out)

Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 27, 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 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 Production Metallurgist, the Metallurgical Technician will perform their duties as a

member of the Metallurgy team in the Process Plant and collaborate with other departments of the

division. The incumbent will perform best practices and comply with procedures that are specific to

metallurgy in terms of testing, sampling on all circuits of the process, and equipment follow up. The

Metallurgical Technician ensures that the goals and objectives are achieved, while promoting and

respecting Agnico Eagle's culture, health and safety code of conduct and, the environment.

  • Work in a safe and environmentally responsible way;
  • Responsible for the metallurgical laboratory and overseeing all metallurgy and operations testing, applying the best metallurgical practices;
  • Responsible for the refinery operations by monitoring the electrowinning process, cleaning the electrowinning cells and overseeing gold pouring activities;
  • Prepare and develop the refinery and metallurgy lab procedures for approval, and apply them in everyday work;
  • Prepare and perform the sampling for mid-month and month-end inventory according to its planning;
  • Inspect and monitor the process samplers;
  • Perform the specific survey to the crushing, grinding, CIL/stripping circuits for KPI validation;
  • Validate the accuracy of the equipment measurement, perform the maintenance needed and fill out work orders accordingly;
  • Respect of the budget and control costs;
  • Ensure an effective transfer of information to the cross-shift;
  • Any other duties required by the Supervisor.


  • College diploma in metallurgy, material science (ferrous/nonferrous materials) or equivalent;
  • 1-2 years of experience in mining process plant operations;
  • Eligibility to obtain security clearance to access the refinery;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office software especially Outlook, Excel, Word & PowerPoint;
  • Strong ability to effectively communicate in English (oral and written). Selected candidates must attain a passing mark on the SPEEXX English language assessment.

Your Work Schedule

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