Mid-Term Planner

Hemlo, Ontario, Canada
May 01, 2021
May 31, 2021
Full Time
About Barrick & Hemlo

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

Situated near the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in north western Ontario, 350 km east of Thunder Bay, we have an underground residential mine site.
This rugged and beautiful area is an outdoor paradise - home to dozens of species of birds and animals as well as moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including enjoying lake country/cottages, camping, boating, beaches, golf, downhill skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing in the winter; you'll want to explore opportunities at Barrick-Hemlo.

With two communities in close proximity, both Marathon and Manitouwadge have all the amenities you'll require and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living and a terrific quality of life.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Planning Superintendent, the Mid-Term Planner is responsible for all mid-term mine planning activities. He/she acts a liaison for mid-term mine planning between Technical Services, Geology, Mine Operations, Mill Operations, and Finance. Rotations available.


Accountable for mid-term mine planning at the Williams underground mine and for implementing Barrick mine planning standards and Industry best practices.

Provide planning advice, strategies and designs that ensure production and development targets can be safely and efficiently achieved in all mining areas.

Provide mid-term input to short-term mine planning.

Focus on 3-6 months of schedule/plan.

Ensure that objectives of Budget plan and LOM plan are reflected in rolling 3-month plans.

Review upcoming exploration and grade control drilling requirements with Geology.

Ensure geotechnical considerations are included in the stoping sequence and development schedule.

Review upcoming UG projects and integrate them in the mid-range plans.

Update 3-month plans based on month-end actuals.

Identify potential bottlenecks and develop solutions to remove constraints in mid-term plans.

Compile on a monthly basis rolling 3-month plans, consisting of summary tables, Gantt charts, and level maps; identify priorities, and chair review meetings to engage all stakeholders (Mine Operations/Projects/Engineering/Geology).

Use Deswik software for scheduling and visualization of mid-range plans.

Present rolling 3-month plans to Management for approval and sign-off.

Identify priorities for upcoming engineering designs to execute the mid-term plan.

Provide input to the Short-Term Planner for compilation of 7+21-day plans.

Update long-term development and stope designs in 3-month plans with detailed designs when they become available.

Develop a good understanding of the underground operating conditions, in order to provide safe and reasonable recommendations regarding mine planning inputs; go underground at least once monthly to visit all active mining areas.

Review scheduling criteria on a regular basis and update as required.

Ensure mid-term mine plans are issued to all stakeholders in an accurate and timely manner.

Assist with training and mentoring junior team members.

Assist with updating mine planning procedures and standards.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining
  • Two to three years practical underground mine design and mine planning experience
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with mining software (Deswik and Vulcan) essential
  • Eligible for a license to practice Professional Engineering in the Province of Ontario
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering theories and principles and a demonstrated knowledge of Canadian/American Engineering standards
  • Strong presentation and verbal skills. Able to communicate ideas and recommendations in both written and verbal forms across all levels of the organization in a clear manner. Proven attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent organizational, time management and office management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Capability to self-manage and self-motivate
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
What we can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.