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Ventilation Engineer

Lake Shore Gold

About Us
Lake Shore Gold is located in Timmins, Ontario, a vibrant community of 45,000 residents that is a central hub for Northeastern Ontario. In Timmins, people can enjoy recreational activities such as camping, world class fishing, nature, and snowmobile trails. Direct flights to Toronto are available at the local airport via multiple carriers. There are many support networks in the community including the local Timmins and District Hospital, local sports leagues for children and adults (hockey, baseball, basketball, etc.), golf courses, both cross country and downhill ski resorts, a community pool, and many other community events that provide entertainment throughout the year (fairs, carnivals, concerts, etc.).

The Bell Creek Complex, located approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Timmins, Ontario, consists of an underground mine and processing facility. Mineralization is associated with the Porcupine-Destor fault system within the Abitibi greenstone belt, with ore mined by narrow vein longhole stoping methods. Ore is then transported to surface via a modern shaft.

The Timmins West Mine is located approximately 18 kilometers west of Timmins, Ontario. Mineralization is associated with the Porcupine-Destor fault system within the Abitibi greenstone belt. The Timmins West mine is comprised of the Timmins deposit, the Thunder Creek deposit, and the 144 Gap deposit. All three deposits are interconnected by underground drifts. Ore is then transported to surface via a modern shaft.

We are currently recruiting for: Ventilation Engineer

Job Description
The role of the Ventilation Engineer will be to work closely with the engineering and operational teams on site to provide and implement sound engineering and ventilation principles that will ensure volume and quality of air is delivered to underground work headings.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Wages
  • Relocation Assistance available for eligible positions
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Medical and Prescription Benefits
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Coverage
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation
  • Mine/Mill Performance Plan Incentives
  • Paid Pregnancy and Parental Leave

Job Details
Location: Timmins West Mine, Timmins, Ontario & Bell Creek Mine, Porcupine, Ontario
Rotation: Monday – Friday, 8-hour shifts

Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, and in conjunction with the Chief Engineers, the Ventilation Engineer will have the following responsibilities:

  • be responsible for the standardization of the day-to-day ventilation activities at both mine sites in accordance with best ventilation practices, ensuring that procedures and policies are adhered to, and updated as required
  • maintain up to date fans and ventilation equipment inventory
  • assist with fan selection, blade settings, and general ventilation system troubleshooting
  • mentor and train ventilation personnel and EIT’s on all areas of ventilation planning
  • ensure all ventilation recommendations are distributed to the stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Design ventilation improvements that will help optimize the ventilation system
  • work closely with all departments to improve and maintain air quality underground
  • conduct field investigations related to the position
  • ensure mine sites are compliant to regulatory ventilation requirements and readings
  • oversee the industrial hygiene program and manage industrial hygiene standards for air quality controls, including:

- managing air and gas monitoring program and ensuring regulatory compliance
-managing silica testing in support of the silica program to ensure regulatory compliance

  • develop long term ventilation plans that support the Life of Mine scenarios for each mine site
  • update and maintain each mine’s Ventsim ventilation model
  • assist each mine with their ventilation system’s budget items, such as power consumption, fan heater utilization and consumption
  • assist in annual fan and heater maintenance
  • assist in commissioning of main ventilation systems
  • Work closely with the planning engineers to review and approve all development and stope extraction plans
  • Provide input to the daily, weekly, monthly and long-term planning processes
  • Ensure all mine plans and underground tag boards are updated with accurate ventilation readings
  • Conduct periodic evaluations of the ventilation system of each mine
  • Ensure that all operations and engineering personnel have been educated with respect to ventilation standards and installation practices
  • Act as a liaison with government agencies and/or university research groups to:

-assist in the transfer of technology to the company
-propose research projects that could be engaged or sponsored by the company to improve safety or operations

  • Work with other company personnel and outside consultants to ensure the underground division’s ventilation programs and policies are acceptable and effectual
  • Assist with underground mining studies, as necessary
  • Participate actively in training programs, personal improvement, and job improvement initiatives
  • Continually develop the ability, knowledge and skills necessary to keep up with the changing methods and technology in the job
  • Assist with special projects that arise within the planning and project teams
  • Perform other duties as requested


  • Must possess accreditation as a fully qualified Professional Mining Engineer in good standing and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience in an underground environment. Commensurate experience and education for a Mining Engineering Technician/Technologist will also be considered for this role.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision
  • Possess strong leadership skills and have initiative, as well as, be innovative and analytical
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong computer skills are required. Excellent skills are required in the use of design programs, such as, AMine, Deswik and Ventsim.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are required. The ability to relate to both operations and engineering in a team approach is essential to success
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada

To express your interest in this position please forward your resume to:
Human Resources
Lake Shore Gold
P.O. Box 1067
Timmins ON
P4N 7H9

Fax 705-269-4936

Lake Shore Gold is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and all aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business requirements.

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