Cyclone Sand Dozer Operator


Newcrest Red Chris Mining Limited


Newcrest Mining Limited, a global mining company and Australia’s largest gold producer has recently expanded its footprint into British Columbia as the operator of a Joint Venture company, Newcrest Red Chris Mining Limited.  At our Red Chris mine, we are recruiting Cyclone Sand Dozer Operators to support the Operations and Environmental Teams. This position is for work at the remote Red Chris mine located 80 km south of Dease Lake, BC, on the traditional territory of the Tahltan. The successful applicant will be required to work and stay in camp during their shift rotation. We offer a number of designated flight marshalling points within BC.  Qualified applicants from the local communities are encouraged to apply.

FIFO (Fly-in / Fly-out requirement)



British Columbia

Job Description/Duties


Reporting to the Tailings Cyclone Sand Dam Supervisor, and working closely with the Operations and Environmental teams, the Cyclone Sand Dozer Operator is responsible for the construction, maintenance and surveillance of the project’s 30,000 mtpd tailings impoundment facilities and associated water systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting and participating in a safe work culture, following all site operating procedures
  • Taking an active role in cyclone sand production for cyclone sand dam construction utilizing cell disposition methods
  • Implement cyclone sand trials to optimize disposition methods and efficiency
  • Assisting with the operation of the tailings Cyclone Sand Plant
  • Assisting with gathering samples for geotechnical materials lab analysis (density, gradation, proctor, ABA testing)
  • Operating dozers and excavators to construct cells and move pipes as required
  • Assisting the Mill Maintenance Department with general maintenance work on cyclone towers and pipes
  • Complete daily cyclone inspections using defined checklists
  • Assist with tailings pond sampling programs
  • Complete pipe thickness testing for tailings pipelines using NDT equipment
  • Conduct dewatering activities including pump checks within the TIA
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as dozer operator in mining or heavy civil earthworks construction
  • Demonstrated previous experience working with cyclone sand dam construction, operating cyclones and completing pipe work
  • Able to work with minimal supervision once familiar with requirements
  • A team player that works well with others
  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent is preferred


Other Information

We are accepting applications until August 3, 2020.

Please direct all applications to our website:


Employment Type


Reading Score

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Writing Score

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Listening Score

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Education Level Achieved

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Years of Experience

3 - 5 years related experience

Certificates, Designations and Tickets

Certificate - Class 5 Driver's License

Equipment Operation Work Experience

Dozer - D8 Track or equivalent +, 3 - 5 years related experience
Dozer - Less than D7 Track or equivalent, 3 - 5 years related experience
Dozer - Wheel Dozer, 3 - 5 years related experience