Production Engineer
Smithers, BC
Pretivm is creating value through gold, producing 376,012 oz Au in 2018 at the 100% owned Brucejack Mine and firmly establishing the company as an Intermediate Producer.

The Brucejack Mine is a high-grade gold underground mine located in northwestern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometers north of Stewart. In 2018, Pretivm has received amended permits to increase production by 40% to 3,800 tpd.

An updated Mineral Reserve and Resource Estimate outlines Proven and Probable Reserves in Brucejack’s Valley of the Kings of 6.4 million ounces of gold (16 million tonnes grading 12.6 grams per tonne).

At $1,300 gold, Brucejack now has an estimated after-tax net present value at a 5% discount rate of $2.59 billion over a 14-year mine life.

Pretivm trades on the TSX and NYSE under the ticker symbol "PVG".

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Pretivm is currently seeking a Production Engineer to join our dynamic team and support the success of the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern British Columbia.

This position is located at Pretium Exploration Inc.'s "Pretivm" Brucejack site within the Underground Operations Department and reports to the Underground Mine Superintendent or designate.

The purpose of the Production Engineer is to assist and support the operations team at the Brucejack Mine with the gathering of critical information and the distribution of the same as well as per the outline responsibilities listed. The incumbent is also responsible for researching, collecting and tabulating engineering and operational data to support the safe and efficient implementation of mine development engineering systems in a safe, professional, and timely manner.

The incumbent will also be required to evaluate the operational performance of individual and or entire mining fleet, looking for productivity and cost opportunities, making comparisons to other alternate equipment or processes where necessary.

Preform the following duties with safety being the number one priority:

Tabulate data and generate mining key performance indicator (KPI) reports
Review and sign off on a daily basis the production and cost data originating from contractors or in house equipment and personnel
Critique costs of all mining areas making recommendations for changes and or improvements, bring issues to managements attention
Reporting of KPI’s against weekly and monthly targets
Perform field inspections and checklists for paste fill preparation
Assist with QA/QC program for production drilling
Conduct regular audits/inspections of mine services including but not limited to:
Mine ventilation controls
Auxiliary ventilation system
High pressure air and service water distribution lines
Mine dewatering system
Mine communications
Paste fill distribution system
Conduct regular inspections of mine infrastructure including but not limited to:
Explosive magazines
Service and wash bay stations
Refuge stations
Escape way system
Storage areas
Actively participate in short term and midrange mine planning
Conduct other activities to support the safe, efficient and successful underground operations
Understand and ensure compliance with company safety policies and governmental safety regulations including Ministry of Mines and WorksafeBC.
Fill in for Mine Captains role when necessary and
Other duties and responsibilities to support the successful operation of the Brucejack Mine.
Degree in Mining Engineering or other related discipline with 7+ years' professional experience in an underground mining environment complimented by registration as a P.Eng with APEGBC (or eligible to register as a P.Eng in the Province of British Columbia).
Proficiency with mining software programs (i.e. Vulcan, AutoCAD, Datamine “Aegis” etc.)
Superior level proficiency with Microsoft Excel & Access.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills (English)
Leadership, planning, organizational, analytical & problem-solving skills
Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
Cross cultural awareness & understanding
Passionate in regard to cost control and optimization
Work at remote location (camp) on a 13 days on,13 days off, and 2 travel days rotation
Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening
Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift
Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts
Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions
Able to work in close quarters with the team
Pretivm promotes a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing
The success of the Brucejack Mine will be determined by the hard working and dedicated team who help us develop it. All of our team members can expect to receive a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications.

We are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team.

Team members can expect access to TV and wifi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities.

All of our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:

Paid transportation to and from your point of hire and the Mine Site
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications
Short-term and long-term performance incentives
RRSP matching program
Extended Health and Wellness Benefits
It is important to note that the wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.