Plant operator blue zone (1842)

  • Post Date: May 10, 2023
  • Apply Before: June 30, 2023
Job Description

Position: Plant operator blue zone

Department: Process plant 

Sub-department: Operations 

Schedule: 14 days of work followed by 14 days off 

Homeports : Val d’Or, Chibougamau-Chapais, Québec and St-Hubert Airports

Location: Renard Mine 

Stornoway is recruiting an Operator for the process plant. Under the supervision of the Operations supervisor, the Process Plant Operator will learn to operate the various plant equipment, such as the crusher and concentrator. The Operator helps keep the plant running smoothly to maximize production throughput.

Your role

  • Ensure proper feed preparation for the plant circuits;
  • Observe operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety and efficient operation and to detect malfunctions;
  • Clean, adjust and maintain equipment using hand tools;
  • Inspect apron feeder chains, conveyor belts, pumps, chutes and magnets or scrolls for signs of wear;
  • Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment, using hand tools;
  • Coordinate with the Control Room Operator to controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment;
  • Record data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms;
  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing;
  • Perform regular inspection of screen panel to determine wear and de-blinding and advice Control Room Operator for planning replacement;
  • Monitor equipment, i.e. pumps, cyclones, screens, pump box and sump pump to detected excessive wear that will required immediate actions;
  • Monitor any changes in the circuit to the feed, the floats, the sinks and the dilute circuit and coordinate with the control room operator;
  • Ensure proper circuit start-up and shut-down to minimise downtime;
  • Ensure proper housekeeping within the area using Bobcat, manual shovel and hoses;
  • Perform basic mechanical inspection;
  • Proactively work with the Control Room Operator to maintain proper circuit balance to ensure optimal process flow and water usage by adjusting feed rates;
  • Perform all other related tasks.


  • Vocational Diploma in Mineral and Metal Processing or any related program;
  • A minimum of 1 year in heavy industry (concentrator, pulp and paper, steel mill and sawmill)
  • Exemplary attitude towards health and safety at work at all times;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Excellent ability to learn, organize and execute;
  • Versatility and flexibility in tasks;
  • Autonomy and resourcefulness;
  • Interests and ability to work in a multicultural work environment;
  • Excellent communication skills in French and/or English.

Who We Are

True to our values, we create opportunities for our employees to fulfill their career aspirations. We encourage and support teamwork as an integral part of our success. We work with integrity and honesty. We cultivate an environment of respect and inclusion and communicate openly at all levels of the organization. Finally, we look for talented, dedicated and committed people who work with passion. We recognize achievement, hard work and effort.  

What we offer

Our compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a contribution to the retirement savings plan and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement. 

We offer a safe work environment combined with several benefits:


 – Easy access to the mine site via 4 home ports

– Private accommodation (Bedroom and bathroom)

– Large selection of meals

– Free wifi service at the camp

– Laundry facilities with soap provided

– Health & wellness program

– Weight room and arena

– Hiking trail – snowshoeing

– Leisure activities (painting, cooking, photography, movie nights, etc.)

– Reimbursement of protective eyewear with prescription

– Internal training program

– Reimbursement of tuition fees

– Reimbursement of membership fees to professional associations

– Relocation program (Chapais and Chibougamau) with financial support from Stornoway