Backfill Operator Ref.: 27084

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  • Post Date: December 30, 2022
Job Description

 Backfill Operator 

Ref.: 27084 

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925. 



The Backfill Operator is part of the process sector operations team. He is in charge of backfill circuit operations and works in close cooperation with the mining department. The Operator ensures optimization of the backfill circuit according to established performance indicators. He/she identifies operational and mechanical equipment problems in his sector. 



  • Ensure proper functioning of equipment by using a DCS control system and performing periodic mechanical inspections of:
    • Hydraulic pumps 
    • Conveyors 
    • Backfill mixer 
    • Aggregate, slag and cement silos 
    • All associated auxiliary equipment 
  • Develop and maintain good communication with the mining sector in order to feed planned constructions with backfill that meets required specifications 
  • Start and stop sector equipment according to established procedures 
  • Conduct quality control tests on backfill to ensure compliance with operation instructions 
  • Ensure integrity of samples and prepare them for laboratory analysis 
  • Comply with, know and promote company rules and policies, particularly in occupational health and safety 
  • Ensure that workplaces are clean and safe at all times 
  • Report all incidents/accidents to the Supervisor 
  • Participate in the continuous training program to replace workers in Grinding and Filtration Operator positions 
  • Participate in projects and tests in cooperation with external stakeholders to improve operations 
  • Maintain production information records and write reports 
  • Assist Fixed Equipment Mechanics during maintenance work and production shutdowns 
  • All other related tasks



  • Vocational studies diploma in ore processing or a combination of studies and relevant experience 
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Backfill Operator 
  • Knowledge of DCS/PLC control systems 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Bilingualism French & English is an asset 



  • Team work in a multicultural environment 
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems 
  • Adaptability 



  • Schedule: 14 days of work followed by 14 days of rest 
  • Éléonore mine site (Fly-in, Fly-out) 


Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company’s Web site at no later than January 11, 2023. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont 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. 

Conformément aux valeurs de sécurité et de responsabilité de Newmont, nous pensons que la vaccination contre le COVID-19 est un outil essentiel pour lutter contre cette pandémie et protéger la santé et la sécurité de la main-d’oeuvre de Newmont et des communautés dans lesquelles nous travaillons et vivons. Par conséquent, si vous recevez une offre d’emploi pour ce poste, il vous sera demandé de fournir une déclaration confirmant que vous êtes entièrement vacciné contre le COVID-19 avant la date prévue de votre entrée en fonction, et il pourra également vous être demandé de fournir une preuve de vaccination avant la date prévue de votre entrée en fonction, ou à une date ultérieure à la demande de Newmont. Newmont examinera les demandes individuelles d’exemption/accommodement raisonnable des candidats qui ne peuvent pas être entièrement vaccinés pour des raisons médicales ou pour d’autres motifs protégés par la législation applicable en matière de droits de l’homme.