Diavik Mine | Yellowknife, NT
Construction Field Technician
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About the role
We are offering an 8-months (January 2024 to August 2024) internship opportunity to Civil, Geotechnical or Mining Engineering students at our Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. There is a possibility of extending the internship up to 12 months. This is a Fly-Fly out rotational role for our DDMI mine.
The schedule is a 2 weeks on /2 weeks off rotation that includes working weekends and holidays. The rotations will consist of 12-hour daily shifts. You will be flown in/out of the Diavik site from Yellowknife or Edmonton for your shifts and all accommodation and meals are included in camp.
Reporting to the Project Engineer and Survey Supervisor, the Construction Field Technician student will be an integral part of the Diavik Project delivery team.
The Construction Field Tech COOP student will have an opportunity to provide both survey and quality control functions for the construction of the processed kimberlite containment facility dam raise and the progressive reclamation of the site’s waste rock pile:
Survey responsibilities may include quantity surveys, layout, and field supervision of a large-scale earthworks project.
Quality control functions may include materials testing, crush production stockpiling QC, earthworks construction QC.
Interface and coordinate with Construction, Engineering, and Operations personnel to track and control daily activities in accordance with design details and specifications.
Actively participate in site safety and quality control/survey processes.
What you’ll bring
To be successfully considered for this role, you will be registered in an accredited engineering COOP program and must have the following qualities:
Outstanding organizational and participative skills
Excellent communication skills are required to liaise with consulting engineers, contractors, and management
Have a valid driver’s license
Previous experience on a mine site is an asset but not necessary
Previous experience with GPS survey and material testing is an asset
Experience with drafting software such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD or similar would be an asset
- To be eligible for this internship, you must have the right to work in Canada.
What we offer
A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
A relocation lump-sum offered for students (for eligible students)
Reimburse 1-time travel to and from your work site (for eligible students)
Ambitious, exciting and rewarding experience
Opportunity to build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community
A great chance to prepare yourself to join our Graduate Development Program
Where you will be working
The Diavik Diamond Mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is located on a 20 square kilometer island, called East Island, in Lac de Gras, a lake located 300 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife. It is 100 kilometers north of the tree line and 210 km south of the Arctic Circle. Workers at the mine site commute to the island by plane.
Our diamonds from Diavik are stunning white gems, produced to the highest possible standards of safety and integrity. At Diavik, the safety of our people is our number one priority. We will never compromise this. Having all the people who come to our mine site return home to their families and loved ones at the end of every roster or visit is our number one goal.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminum, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.
We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.
Every Voice Matters
At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as Indigenous people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
There’s no better time to lead this change than the leaders of the future and that starts with a graduate or vacation role at Rio Tinto. Apply today.
Please note, in order to be considered for this role, you must complete all pre-screening questions.
- Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings as there is enough applicants, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your application as soon as possible.
Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.