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Mine Operations Manager

Barkerville Gold Mines Contract  Wells, British Columbia, Canada 13 Apr 2016

Job Description






Armed with new leadership, BGM is focused on finding and mining high-grade gold deposits across the breadth of British Columbia’s Cariboo Mining District, one of the most celebrated and prospective gold districts in Canada.

The Bonanza Ledge Mine at Barkerville Mountain is BGM’s most prospective asset in the short-term. The company received a positive pre-feasibility study for Bonanza Ledge in September 2009 (updated in June 2013), and on April 23rd, 2015, announced the completion of Phase I test mining, with 91,234 tonnes processed at a head grade of 8.66 grams per tonne, yielding 23,726 ounces and a total recovery of 93.4%.

The mine is situated on the southwest flank of Barkerville Mountain, about two kilometres northwest of the Barkerville Historic Town site.

In May 2010, BGM confirmed that Bonanza Ledge–style disseminated gold mineralization is present at depth. Diamond drill hole BC10-03 intercepted up to 50% pyrite replacement below 500 feet returning 3.8 grams per tonne gold from 505.6 to 510 feet. The current Bonanza Ledge NI 43-101 resource has only been defined to a depth of 250 feet. Further exploration is now planned to follow up on these new, deeper targets, with several more diamond drill holes to be drilled both at depth and along trend of the Bonanza Ledge deposit.



  • Leader for the safe and sustainable development of the Bonanza Ledge Mine operations;
  • Responsible of the achievement of the production and profitability objectives;
  • Managing the complete mining operations of the Bonanza Ledge Mine (contract mining and milling operations);
  • Assessing the feasibility and the potential for commercial benefits of new sites;
  • Managing budgets;
  • Training and supervising staff;
  • Liaising with and advising managerial and technical staff;
  • Monitoring and evaluating underground performance;
  • Managing construction projects;
  • Ensuring that operations comply with health and safety requirements;
  • Costing and organizing supplies;
  • Planning and implementing extraction systems.


  • Hold a University degree in Mining Engineering;
  • Be a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC;
  • 10 or more years of experience in underground operations;
  • Exposure to open pit operations will be considered as an asset;
  • Previous supervisory or management level experience;
  • Total commitment to health and safety;
  • Managing stress and tight deadlines and have a good ability to adapt to change;
  • Excellent technical knowledge;
  • Have a valid general explosives permit.


  • Leadership;
  • Team working;
  • Confidence;
  • Problem solving and analytical;
  • Resourceful;
  • Independence;
  • Strong technical skills;
  • Managerial skills.



All interested candidates should forward their resume by email at by May 6, 2016. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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