In this role, the Mine Planner is accountable for preparing and communicating production schedules to ensure safe and productive operations in line with budget plans.

Salary & Benefits

• Competitive Wages
• Relocation Assistance available for eligible positions
• Flexible Work Schedules
• Medical and Prescription Benefits
• Dental Plan
• Vision Coverage
• Wellness Spending Account
• 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

This position is located in Timmins, ON, and requires relocation to the Timmins, ON area. It is not a camp location.


Reporting to the Chief Mine Engineer, the Mine Planner will have the responsibility of helping establish the mine plan and communicating it with stakeholders. These responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  1. Developing and maintaining 3-month plans on a monthly basis, in line with the company’s strategy and approved resources.
  2. Monitoring daily production performance to ensure plan compliance and optimal use of mine resources.
  3. Keeping daily and weekly scheduling activities up to date in order to assess mine performance.
  4. Coordinating with the engineering group to ensure mine production activities are reflected accurately in the mine plans.
  5. Maintaining good communication with Long Term Planner to ensure production plans are on track with budget and longer term forecasts.
  6. Running conceptual design reviews (“block plans”) for upcoming mining zones with all relevant stakeholders.
  7. Designing mine development and prepare driving layouts in accordance with LSG standards and provincial regulations.
  8. Assisting with underground mining studies, including cost estimates, trade off studies, change to methodology or equipment.
  9. Assisting with special projects that arise within the planning and projects teams.
  10. Participating actively in training programs, personal improvement, and job improvement initiatives.
  11. Continually developing the ability, knowledge, and skills necessary to keep up with changing methods and technology.
  12. Performing other duties as requested.


• Must possess a minimum of 3 years of mine planning experience in a hard rock underground environment
• Must have a Degree in Mining Engineering (or related field) from an accredited University or an equivalent College Diploma in Mine Engineering Technician/Technologist with commensurate experience
• Accreditation as a fully qualified Professional Engineer (or Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist) in good standing is considered an asset
• Hands-on experience in short term planning, preferably with Deswik
• Background in long-hole and conventional mining methods is essential
• Strong initiative and work ethic as well as innovative and analytical thinking
• Strong communication skills and excellent organizational and time management skills are required
• Proficiency in mine planning softwares (Deswik CAD and Deswik Sched)
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, MS Project, PowerPoint)
• Experience supervising or training other technical staff such as engineering professionals, EIT’s or technicians would be considered an asset
• 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

Email: Fax 705-269-4936

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.).

Lake Shore Gold operates two mines in Timmins: Timmins West Mine and Bell Creek Mine. The Timmins West Mine is located approximately 18 kilometres west of the city, while Bell Creek Mine is located approximately 20 kilometers northeast of the city and consists of an underground mine and processing facility with its tailings management area. Timmins, Ontario is one of the world’s most prolific gold camps and mineralization at both mines is associated with the Porcupine-Destor fault system within the Abitibi greenstone belt.

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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