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Requisition ID 6088 – Posted 03/01/2023 – 7000 New Gold – Rainy River Mine – Emo, Ontario

Make an impact at Canada’s premier mining company.

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is to be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment. New Gold would like to acknowledge the lands and resources of the Treaty 3 Territory and respect the traditional values of our First Nation partners. To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page.

New Gold attracts ad hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:

  • A stimulating values-based work environment
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted commitment to responsible mining, health and safety and community engagement
  • A competitive total compensation program
  • A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

Rainy River Mine
Situated in beautiful northwestern Ontario, 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, the Rainy River Mine is an open pit, gold and silver producing, residential mine site.

The Rainy River Mine, located adjacent to the Ontario/Minnesota border is 65 Kilometers northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario and is situated halfway between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario. The area is home to more than 130 species of birds and large populations of moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, winter sports and lake country then this is an area you will love to live and work in.

Applicants who reside Northwestern Ontario and have experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the Northwest Ontario, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the Impact Benefits Agreement (IBA) and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Ontario communities. (Indigenous) Members must clearly identify their status on the online job applicant and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

About the Role
Schedule: 14/14 – 12 hour day shifts
Position Reports To: Mill Operations Superintendent
Position Overview:
The Senior Operations Control Room Specialist plays an integral part ensuring the mill is operated effectively and safely in day-to-day operations. This position reports directly to the Mill Operations Superintendent and works closely with the Superintendent to identify areas for operational improvements and provide training and direction to all persons involved in high level Mill operating.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current Control Room operations and develop training plan for optimization
  • Maintain compliance with corporate, governmental and site environmental and safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Create awareness of unsafe and/or environmentally harmful behaviour
  • Provide the leadership and direction necessary to ensure the operating integrity of the mill staying within the requirements of budgeted costs and production and planned targets
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate operating strategies to all personnel involved in operating the Mill Control Room
  • Work with Process Control Technician to ensure that proper programming and safeguards are in place for safe and efficient operation of equipment
  • Develop trouble shooting matrix to assist Operations in making informed and proper decisions
  • Regularly tour and inspect the Mill areas to identify and address any health and safety, environmental, production, equipment, and employee issues
  • Assist in development of Parcview trends and alarms to assist with Operations
  • Ensure employees have a clear understanding of work objectives and expectations of performance levels
  • Ensure that direct reports are provided with the training required for their current tasks and future needs
  • Ensure all incidents are reported, adequately investigated and entered in INX in a timely manner
  • Supporting and participating in process improvement initiatives, such as optimization of plant processes and reducing downtime
  • Analyzing data and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions or process problems, working with maintenance and operations personnel to resolve issues as they arise


  • Grade 12 diploma or GED equivalent
  • 10 plus years in milling environment with Control Room experience
  • Proficient with Delta V and competency with other computer-based programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook Access)
  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance systems such as SAP is essential
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding and experience of gold milling practices and equipment capabilities an asset
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of the applicable legislation and regulations for mines
  • Well-developed planning, problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, communication and organization skills
  • Work in a team environment to meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and commitment to safety

Why New Gold?

  • Highly competitive base salary, compensation programs and a quarterly incentive program
  • Extended Health & Dental Benefit
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance benefit
  • Defined match contribution to group registered retirement savings account
  • Camp & Travel Allowance provided

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. New Gold does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with the Company. Any resume or other information received from a supplier to approved by New Gold will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

Inclusion. Equal Opportunity. Accessibility.

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status. Indigenous status or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

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