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Mine Technicians - Surveyors


New Afton Mine, located 10km west of Kamloops, BC.

Kamloops is a city of 90,000 people, located 350km east of Vancouver. The area provides the opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community with its own University and within easy reach of world class ski resorts, championship golf courses, mountain biking trails, popular recreational lakes and award winning vineyards.


New Gold is a Canadian-focusedintermediate gold mining company. The company has a portfolio of three producing assets in top-rated jurisdictions. The New Afton and Rainy River Mines in Canada, and the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (which transitioned to residual leaching in 2016), provide the company with its current production base. In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Blackwater project locatedin Canada. New Gold’s objective is to be the leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility. Our Values drive every decision and action we take at New Gold:

Integrity: Do what’s right

Creativity: Lead with innovation

Commitment: Deliver

Develop our employees: Commitment to personal development

Teamwork: Leverage our collective skills

For further information on our company, please visit www.newgold.com.


Candidates must be legally able to work in Canada at this time.


Reporting to the Technical Services Superintendent, we have an exciting opportunity for two Mine Technician Surveyors at our New Afton Mine.


The key responsibilities of this role are surface and underground surveying including, but not limited to:

  •  Establishing, checking, adjusting and maintaining geodetic and local survey control networks
  • Setting out reference points, lines, areas and design criteria
  • Measuring asset and topographic features
  •  Guiding equipment to positional and alignment requirements
  •  Establishing and maintaining automated and manual topographic and infrastructure monitoring programs
  • Performing and processing site photogrammetry utilizing UAV technology
  •  Computation of 2D and 3D geometries for positional and volume reconciliation
  • Drafting and maintenance of asset and topographic maps for various departments



  • Minimum two-year Mining Technology Diploma or other relevant Engineering Technologist or Technician Diploma.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • Minimum of 2 years of underground survey experience or 5 years of total survey experience
  • TPS and GPS surveying experience
  • Safety focused
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong MS Office skills


Preference will be given to candidates that have:

  •  Previous experience working in the mining industry
  •  Experience using Geodetic post processing software e.g. Leica Infinity, LGO/TGO, Trimble Access
  • Experience using CAD software e.g. Vulcan, AutoCAD, MineCAD, Promine
  • Experience using GIS apps e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, MapInfo, Global Mapper
  • Familiarity with monitoring & change detection suites e.g. GeoMoS, ALERT, EmbankNET
  • Experience operating commercial UAVs



A competitive salary, performance bonus plan and benefits will be provided. This is not a camp operation and therefore, accommodations are the responsibility of the successful candidate.


Candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive qualification process, including:


  • Completion of a pre-placement functional screen
  •  Provide proof a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in Canada
  • Provide confirmation of valid educational requirement(s)



Please e-mail your cover letter and resume with subject line 2019-007 Mine Technicians by 11:59PM PST on February 6, 2019 in Word or PDF format to careers.newafton@newgold.com.

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