Mill Trainee

Red Chris Mine, Canada
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time
Explore the unknown:

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

Purpose of the Role:

The Mill Trainee position entails a wide variety of tasks throughout the Crushing Plant, Overland Conveyors and Mill Concentrator. Based on crew requirements, duties will be assigned by the Mill Operations Supervisor. Trainees who are appointed by their Supervisor to commence training on one of the operational circuits, (crushing, grinding or dewatering), shall receive a circuit induction prior to the start of training and shall be required to successfully complete periodic reviews and final evaluations to obtain a certificate of competency. Reviews shall include demonstrated success in the following categories: Safety, Position Duties, Communication, Productivity, Equipment, Theory and Troubleshooting.

We are seeking an individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


The following duties will be assigned at the discretion of the Mill Shift Supervisor. Training may be provided by the Training Department, the Shift Supervisor or an Operator competent in the task and in giving instruction.
  • Shoveling- conveyor hazards/proper shoveling technique.
  • Hosing- Proper hosing technique/awareness of electrical hazards.
  • Sample Collection - instruction in proper handling of samples.
  • PAX mixing - Procedure M-06/practical instruction, mentoring.
  • Lime Slaker Operation- Procedure M-04/practical instruction, mentoring.
  • Ball Charging- Crane sign-off/Procedure M-03/practical instruction, mentoring.
  • Conveyor inspections - Procedure M-07 Conveyor Safety.
  • Taking densities- Performing wet screen analysis.
  • Performing tasks that involve heavy lifting, cleaning, sweeping, shoveling and hosing.
  • Performing tasks in extreme weather conditions.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Equipment Usage:

Trainees may be required to operate:
  • Overhead Cranes.
  • Tele handler.
  • Wheel Loader.
  • Mini-Ex Rock Breaker.
  • Aerial Lift.
  • Forklift.
  • Skid steer.

Trainees having adequate previous experience operating utility equipment shall receive a Competency Review for each piece of equipment which they have experience operating. The Training Department shall conduct this assessment prior to the operation of any equipment. Trainees without previous equipment experience must successfully complete a training course and a Competency Review prior to operating any equipment.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Valid driver's license. (can be an L)
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must be capable of working at heights and in confined spaces.
  • Prefer 1-2 years Mill Operating experience.
  • 18 years of age by start date.
  • Ability to preform tasks that require strength and stamina in extreme weather conditions.
  • A team player that works well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.