VACANCY:Environmental Technician


Dawson City, YT, CA (Canada)


Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

The Coffee Mine Project (“Coffee”) is a proposed hard-rock gold mine. Coffee will be a premier, high-grade, open pit heap leach gold mine project, built to world class standards, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory.  We see ourselves in a long-term relationship with our First Nation Partners and the Yukon Territory. Caring for it is crucial, so we take safety, sustainability, environmental and social responsibility seriously in all that we do at Coffee.

Environmental Technician – Temporary Contract

Coffee Exploration Project, Yukon

Reporting to the Environment Supervisor, the Environmental Technician will perform a range of duties at the Coffee Exploration Project including environmental monitoring, compliance monitoring, and assisting in the development of the environmental management system.  This role requires the candidate to maintain high levels of safety and demonstrate environmental awareness by following all government and corporate regulations and policies.  This is a Yukon based contract position and is expected to run from July through September but could be extended based on operational requirements.


  • Environmental monitoring including, but not limited to, water quality and hydrology monitoring, groundwater monitoring, pre-clearing bird nest and denning surveys, snow surveys, invasive plant monitoring, geotechnical monitoring, reclamation monitoring and soil sampling.
  • Perform maintenance and calibration on environmental monitoring equipment.
  • Compliance monitoring of exploration permits, regulatory requirements, internal standards for related non-conformances.
  • Management of data in environmental databases including data entry, database maintenance, and quality assurance and review.
  • Assist in developing internal sustainability program to ensure permit, regulatory and internal sustainability guidelines are met for exploration operations.
  • Preparation of regulatory, stakeholder and internal reports.
  • Assist in the development of the Environmental Management system including developing processes and procedural documents aligned with environmental and compliance monitoring.
  • Support site operations by planning and delivering environmental training for all staff and contractors on site.
  • Provide advice and technical support to site staff, where required on environmental and compliance issues.
  • Participate in all required health and safety programs including daily toolbox talks and job hazard analyses.
  • Other activities as assigned by their supervisor.


  • Degree or Diploma in Sciences
  • 1-4 years of experience in environmental field work
  • Prior work experience at a mining/exploration operation highly regarded
  • Demonstrated high regard for safety, excellent work ethic, and good communication & organizational skills
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting in front of an audience
  • High ability with MS Office suite of software
  • Ability to work with staff and contractors in a positive and respectful manner
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all conditions at a remote site
  • Able to work in camp setting on a rotational basis (potentially 1 week in/ 1 week out).

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit your application to the posting at Careers’ Section. Preference will be given to First Nation citizens and Yukon residents. As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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