Environmental Technician (Closure)

Barrick Gold Corporation

, CA, US

Position Description:

Homestake Mines is looking for a Senior Environmental Technician to join the Closure team at McLaughlin Mine.  The successful candidate will ensure that all environmental sampling and other compliance obligations of the mine are achieved with regards to water quality and quantity programs and permits.

  • Manage the water quality and quantity monitoring programs including large complex data sets in database software

  • Ensure quality assurance and quality control of data is acceptable for reporting and engineering decision making

  • Document relevant field observations/notes and maintain monitoring equipment, reagents and laboratory space

  • Oversee maintenance of existing compliance monitoring network and the development of modifications

  • Ensure all legal, compliance/permitting obligations and special projects associated with water management are achieved

  • Communicate with regulatory agency personnel, site managers, corporate resources, legal counsel and other interested stakeholders

  • Manage business partners (consultants, laboratories) as needed to generate reports of sufficient quality

  • Assist with the completion of permit applications and work with agency personnel to obtain approval of permit modifications

  • Complete specific assignments outside the field of sampling and monitoring as defined by the General Manager

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Exemplify the safety culture 

  • Post-Secondary Certificate/Diploma in Environmental Science/Engineering, Water Resource Management or comparable subject matter required

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of direct experience in industrial water quality/quantity monitoring and compliance required with three (3) years mining background preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standard surface and groundwater quality and quantity/elevation monitoring required

  • Demonstrated ability with data compilation, graphical presentation, interpretation and database maintenance/storage required

  • Strong computer skills including experience with PowerPoint, Word & Excel required EQuis preferred

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously required

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills required

  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential responsibilities of the position required

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record required

  • The position requires the ability to work outside and regularly walk over uneven, sloped, rocky, wet or icy ground. Must have the ability to lift 50 or more pounds consistently and safely.

  • Experience with other environmental media (flora and fauna) preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of permitting processes relative to the state of California preferred

  • Possession of a California Grade water quality, treatment, distribution of laboratory certification considered an asset

What We Can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable

  • Professional development training and education   

  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact by working in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team

  • An opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into Agile Mining

  • Homestake is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Homestake’s McLaughlin Gold Mines

The McLaughlin Gold mine operated from 1983 though 2002 and produced over 3 million ounces of gold during that time.  In 2003 Homestake entered into a conservation agreement with Napa County Land Trust and the University of California Davis to manage 7,050 acres. The Donald & Sylvia McLaughlin Natural Reserve is located in the Inner Coast Ranges of northern California approximately 75 miles north of San Francisco.  Situated between Clear Lake and Lake Barreyssa the area offers a variety of outdoor opportunities like Hiking, Camping, boating, fishing, hunting, golf, and mountain biking to name a few.

About Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.