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The Red Lake district is located 180 kilometers north of Dryden about 100 kilometers from the Manitoba border in northwestern Ontario. It spans 42,000 hectares and has produced over 29 million ounces of gold since 1949. Red Lake Gold Mines includes the Red Lake and Campbell underground mining and processing complexes, and Cochenour, a potential new source of ore. The focus at Red Lake is on asset optimization and cost reduction efforts. Continued transition to mechanized mining, bulk mining and material movement automation is expected to result in mining lower grade ore and lower mining costs. Rationalization of the infrastructure is also underway to reduce costs. We are excited to have experienced and qualified team members join our team and our community.  We are located in an area where you will experience the best in Northern lifestyle; past and present. Red Lake is located in the heart of a lake-studded, boreal forest region in Sunset Country. Red Lake is known for its natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and incredible Canadian fishing in the many freshwater lakes in the area.
 
Reporting to the Underground Electrical Supervisor the Automation/Tele-Op Technician will be primarily responsible for supporting the maintenance and installation of all infrastructure related to tele-operation and communication.
 
At Red Lake, we offer a wide range of equipment and projects for engineers to hone their skills and work closely with tradespeople.  This position will offer a balance of office and field work with a focus on maintenance activities rather than technical design.  We encourage all applicants with a variety of skills or backgrounds to apply.
 
Why I choose to work in Red Lake: “because employees are given the responsibility and the opportunity to tackle tasks that will challenge them”
 
At our location the electrical infrastructure is vast including from surface to underground as follows.
  • 115kv mine owned power line and substation.
  • Seven (7) 44kv surface distribution substations.
  • Two (2) operating processing mills with significant amounts of automation and instrumentation.
  • Five (5) Headframes with ten (10) mine hoists.
  • Three (3) Underground complexes with numerous 4160v and 13.8kv distribution systems.
  • Underground equipment that is remotely operated from surface.
  • Communication and monitoring systems ranging from fiber optics, radio, seismic etc.…
 
Responsibilities
  • Comply with installation practices and ensure they are followed for tele-op infrastructure.
  • Identify and collaborate with OEM on reliability improvements of components.
  • Maintain tele-op status infrastructure tracking
    • Update details for existing hardware (location, IP address etc)
    • Broad overview for future requirements (location, material, status).
  • Support other departments in communication systems (seismic etc) as required.
  • Seismic (support ground control team, small repairs, installs, assist when required).
  • Work closely with the surface automation team for PLC and related hardware communication to surface.
  • Work closely with ITT on shared/integrated services such as fiber, telephones and wireless internet.
  • Establish working knowledge of the mobile equipment aspects of tele-remote hardware to assist with troubleshooting and installations as required.
  • Scope and prepare tele-op kits.
  • Install tele-op infrastructure & share information between shifts.
  • Participate in training on troubleshooting tools and techniques for various technologies used.
  • Assist with electrical installations as required.
  • Maintain prints and documentation.
  • All other duties assigned.
Requirements
  • The successful candidate must have a thorough working knowledge of the communication and automation systems in a typical underground mine.
  • Trade certificate in instrumentation, electrical or diploma in relevant field.
  • Electrical engineering background would be an asset
 
How to Apply
External candidates must apply online at www.goldcorp.com/careers using the Job Number RED00002763. Resumes received through fax, email or in person will not be accepted. Internal candidates must submit a job application form to Connor Ranger, Human Resources. At this time, candidates referred by recruitment agencies cannot be accepted.  Please note that relocation will not be available to those located within 80 kilometers of Red Lake Gold Mines or for contract positions.  As an equal opportunity employer, Goldcorp is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 
 
Schedule: Local 7x7 or 14x14, offering a great work-life balance.
(Schedules and hours of work are subject to operational needs and the Company retains its management right to change these with notice).

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