We are looking to hire a Refiner to join our team at the Bell Creek Mine in Porcupine, ON., on a full-time basis. 

Please note that this role requires relocation to the Timmins area and is not a camp-based position. The work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8 hours a day. 

In this role, you will maintain a high sense of ethics, confidentiality, and compliance with all security measures relating to the refinery area. Reporting to the Senior Metallurgist you will maintain high standards, a clean, organized, safety work environment which is free from hazards. You must perform daily system, equipment and work area inspections to identify, minimize and correct safety hazards, conduct quality checks, and ensure equipment is maintained properly. You must adhere to and follow all gold security protocols.


To qualify for this role, you must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience in mill operations and refinery operations experience would be considered an asset.

The following will be critical to successfully performing this role:

  • Ability to perform gold pours, which includes mixing reagents and flux for the pour.
  • Perform bullion furnace crucible rebuilds, inspections, and upkeep of the bullion furnace system.
  • Perform general maintenance and upkeep of the electrowinning cells and clean gold sludge from the cathodes based on the production schedule.
  • Prepare gold for shipments.
  • Complete and submit documentation of lot and pour numbers, refinery reports, and metal weights
  • Operate the gravity-concentrating table.
  • The successful candidate will have a high safety standard.
  • The ability to work both independently and within a team in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, with the utmost professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work overtime/weekends as required during month-end or year-end.
  • Be committed to safety.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

As our ideal candidate, you are a highly resourceful team player, with previous gold mining experience. Above all, you demonstrate compliance with all health and safety regulations. 

Salary & Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication you can expect to receive a competitive annual salary, as well as the following benefits:

  • Mill Performance Plan Incentive (bonus)
  • Company-paid extended medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits
  • Wellness Spending Account
  • Company-paid pension plan with 8% company contribution
  • Basic life/accidental life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Three weeks paid vacation
  • Paid pregnancy and parental leave
  • Relocation Assistance available for eligible positions

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to take the next step toward your career goals with an industry leader – apply now!
To express your interest in this position please forward your resume to:

Lakeshore Gold
Human Resources
Lake Shore Gold
P.O. Box 1067
Timmins ON
P4N 7H9
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, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, is located in Timmins, Ontario. 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 one thousand eighty metre deep shaft capable of forty-eight hundred tonnes per day.

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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