Instrumentation and Control Technician

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  • Post Date: September 28, 2022
Job Description

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Ref.: 26254

Éléonore is a leading-edge, world-class mine that counts among the largest gold mines in Québec. It is located in Eeyou Istchee/James Bay, in a remote corner of the Nord du Québec region, 800 kilometres north of Montréal on the 52nd parallel. Its first gold pour took place on October 1, 2014 and it reached commercial production on April 1, 2015. The gold comes from the Roberto deposit, which is characterized by complex folds and faults. The underground ore is extracted, then processed on site in a circuit that includes crushing, grinding, gravity, flotation and cyanidation. Overall, around 92% of the gold is recovered.

Department: Surface Maintenance Department
Workplace: Mine site – Éléonore, located in James Bay 350 kilometres north of Matagami


Do challenges interest you? Are you a dynamic self-starter with a positive attitude? You’re not afraid of the mining field? Do you want to work in a stimulating work environment? This job offer is for you!

  • Reporting to the Surface Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor, you will be responsible for preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance, including diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs in instrumentation and control of all surface equipment.
  • You will participate in the improvement and optimization of the process and equipment with the objective of boosting production performances, increasing equipment reliability, reducing maintenance and operating costs, and improving health and safety.
  • You will also have to apply various procedures with the goal of achieving the highest levels in health and safety and environmental protection.
  • Comply with, know and promote the regulations and company policies, particularly in health and safety.
  • You will be responsible for making programming changes to the PLC (Allen-Bradley) and DCS (Emerson Delta-V) control systems.
  • Update the technical documents and drawings (annotated in red)


  • You have a diploma of college studies in instrumentation and control or its equivalent (Technical DEC).
  • You must hold a C licence in electricity.
  • The position requires at least five (5) years’ experience in plant maintenance in a mining or heavy industry environment.
  • You will have strong experience in the process instrumentation and control field, 600-volt motor control centres, networking, variable frequency drives, PLC (Allen-Bradley) and DCS (Emerson Delta-V), measuring instruments (level, flow, pressure, density, analysis, etc.) and control valves.
  • Knowledge of information technology. MS Office Suite, PI, SAP (an asset).
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence mandatory.
  • Bilingual in French and English (an asset).


  • Ability to analyze and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Reading engineering and supplier plans.
  • Organizational ability and teamwork.
  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment.
  • Adaptability and good communication.

Working Conditions

  • Competitive salary, including a full range of benefits (vacation, insurance, pension plan, travel expenses)
  • Gym, entertainment room, unlimited access to high-speed Internet, cell phone networks and activities organized by the social club on site.
  • Medical services on site and employee assistance programs.
  • Lodging and varied meals provided on site.
  • Transportation by air from and to Montréal, Chibougamau, Rouyn-Noranda (depending on the place of residence) to get to the mine site.

Work Schedule

  • 14 days of work followed by 14 days of rest
  • Eleonore Mine site (Fly-in, Fly-out)

Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company’s Web site at no later than October 23, 2022

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.

This position is based at Newmont’s Eleonore mine site, which is a fly-in/fly-out operation. Pursuant to the Government of Canada’s vaccine requirement for travel, COVID-19 vaccination is required for all travelers departing from Canadian airports, which includes flights to/from Newmont’s Eleonore mine site, subject only to some very limited exemptions. Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or confirming that you have an exemption from the Government of Canada’s vaccine requirement for travel, prior to your anticipated start date. Further, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination or exemption status prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.