Employment Opportunities

BMC – Kaska Student Study Scholarship Program

BMC is committed to supporting the next generation of mining professionals. As part of our mandate with Kaska we have established an interim three year student scholarship program aimed at supporting students financially that wish to commence, continue or complete secondary education or post-secondary studies. Applications are invited for the second year of this Scholarship Program.

Scholarships are available to support four levels of study:

  1. Two x $5,000 per annum for three years for University study in mining related subjects.
  2. One x $4,000 for one year of University study in any subject.
  3. Five x $1,000 each for study at Yukon College.
  4. $500 study assistance packages for Secondary School. (20 awarded in 2016)

Applicants must be Kaska who meet the specific academic criteria set out in one of the four scholarship categories. Further information about these Scholarships is outlined in the documents below:

The 2018 round of awards has been made, the information below is for those who may be interested in applying for 2019 scholarships.

Scholarship Information – 2018 BMC – Kaska Scholarship Information

BMC – Kaska Scholarship Framework – 2018 BMC – Kaska Scholarship Framework

Application Form – To be updated in 2019.

If you require further information about this program, please contact Kudz Ze Kayah, VP External Affairs, Rob McIntyre, email: robm@bmcminerals.com.

 

Employment Opportunities – look out for our 2019 employment advertisements.

BMC is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment. As such the KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Expected duration of the 2019 field season is yet to be confirmed, but peak project activities will take place between June and September 2019.

If you are interested in employment opportunities please forward resumes to hr@bmcminerals.com or hand them to Dorothy Dick, Kathlene Suza or Kelvin Magun (BMC Community Liaisons).

If you have any queries on project timing or the specific requirements of anticipated roles, you can also contact Brian Hegarty or Kate Snelling at 604-688-9806.

The following opportunities were available for the 2018 Field Season

BMC recruited and filled the following positions in 2016 & 2017:

First Aid Attendant

The First Aid Attendant is required to hold a valid Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level III certificate as a minimum and ideally have experience filling the first aid attendant role for remote exploration projects. The First Aid Attendant will be responsible for maintaining the first aid station and emergency response equipment. Additionally they may lead some safety meetings, conduct safety audits and drills of emergency situations. They may also fill alternate, near-camp duties such as helping process drill core in the core shack.

The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote locations and in all kinds of weather conditions. They must be physically fit, capable of repeated lifting of substantial weights of up to 50 lbs, able to perform strenuous activity outdoors for the duration of the working day, able to deal with variable terrain, including hiking through dense bush and up/down steep slopes, and comfortable living in a remote camp for up to four weeks.

Job specific personal protective equipment is supplied by BMC including safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and other safety wear. General work clothing is the responsibility of the individual, e.g. hiking boots, clothing for various temperatures, personal hygiene products and sleeping gear.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Core Geo-Technician

The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote locations and in all kinds of weather conditions. They must be physically fit, capable of repeated lifting of substantial weights of up to 50 lbs, able to perform strenuous activity outdoors for the duration of the working day and comfortable living in a remote camp for up to four weeks.

Job specific personal protective equipment is supplied by BMC including safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and other safety wear. General work clothing is the responsibility of the individual, e.g. hiking boots, clothing for various temperatures, personal hygiene products and sleeping gear.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Core geo-technicians provide valuable assistance to geologists processing drill core and will be responsible for:

  • converting core marker blocks from feet to metres
  • measuring core recovery and other geotechnical features
  • taking magnetic susceptibility readings on core
  • inserting blanks/standards
  • packaging core samples for shipment and labelling/storing core boxes after sawing
  • other duties as required so the core processing keeps pace with drilling rates

Although no prior experience or geological ability is required, these roles are ideal for hard-working individuals who want to get mineral exploration experience first-hand. Basic math skills, a firm understanding of the metric system and experience with computers and note-taking are pre-requisites.

Pad Builder and/or Linecutter

Several builders to construct drill platforms and possibly cut grid lines will be required. These positions may be filled as employees or possibly outsourced to a sub-contractor. The successful candidate should be experienced and trained in the safe use of a chainsaw. Specific pad-building or line-cutting experience will be looked upon highly favorably.

The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote locations and in all kinds of weather conditions. They must be physically fit, capable of repeated lifting of substantial weights of up to 50 lbs, able to perform strenuous activity outdoors for the duration of the working day, able to deal with variable terrain, including hiking through dense bush and up/down steep slopes, and comfortable living in a remote camp for up to four weeks.

Job specific personal protective equipment is supplied by BMC including safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and jpb specific safety wear. General work clothing is the responsibility of the individual, e.g. hiking boots, clothing for various temperatures, personal hygiene products and sleeping gear.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Diamond Driller or Drillers Helper

A major focus of the 2016 activities at the ZK project will be diamond drilling which will be conducted through a specialized contractor. Final selection of this contractor will occur within two weeks of the project commencement at which point candidates interesting in working as diamond drillers or diamond drill helpers will be introduced to the contractor.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Environmental Monitor

The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote locations and in all kinds of weather conditions. They must be physically fit, capable of repeated lifting of substantial weights of up to 50 lbs, able to perform strenuous activity outdoors for the duration of the working day, able to deal with variable terrain, including hiking through dense bush and up/down steep slopes, and comfortable living in a remote camp for up to four weeks.

Job specific personal protective equipment is supplied by BMC including safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and other safety wear with orientation, if required, provided. General work clothing is the responsibility of the individual, e.g. hiking boots, clothing for various temperatures, personal hygiene products and sleeping gear.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

The following is a brief summary of the key monitoring tasks:

  • Implement and enforce the Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
  • Conduct weekly site inspections and prepare reports describing compliance with the EMP
  • Review and update the wildlife log weekly
  • Implement the Invasive Species Management Plan
  • Turbidity and pH monitoring
  • Install sediment and erosion control measures as required
  • Photograph areas of disturbance pre and post reclamation
  • Take measurements at the site weather station as required
  • Assist the field biologists/scientists with the following studies: soils, vegetation, wildlife, surface water and groundwater, fish and aquatic ecosystems and archaeology

Environmental monitors will have training and experience in:

  • environmental sampling and monitoring
  • sediment and erosion control
  • reporting

Field Assistant

The successful candidate must be willing to work in remote locations and in all kinds of weather conditions. They must be physically fit, capable of repeated lifting of substantial weights of up to 50 lbs, able to perform strenuous activity outdoors for the duration of the working day, able to deal with variable terrain, including hiking through dense bush and up/down steep slopes, and comfortable living in a remote camp for up to weeks.

Job specific personal protective equipment is supplied by BMC including safety boots, safety glasses, gloves and other safety wear. General work clothing is the responsibility of the individual, e.g. hiking boots, clothing for various temperatures, personal hygiene products and sleeping gear.

The KZK site will be strictly free of alcohol and illicit drugs. All employees must pass a pre-access drug and alcohol screening test and project personnel will be required to participate in ongoing tests throughout the field season.

Field Assistants are required for a variety of tasks:

  • Soil Sampling: digging and bagging soil samples, tagging sample locations, and carefully recording data
  • Drill Core Cutting: standing for long periods, meticulously following directions, carefully bagging core samples
  • Camp Assistant: Lifting, camp upkeep (cleaning, garbage burning, refueling/maintaining generator etc.)
  • Environmental Assistant: assisting environmental scientists with baseline sampling

Mentor/Administrator

BMC is currently looking for a Mentor/Administrator who will be available to guide, advise and support locally based First Nations and other employees in pursuing, gaining and maintaining employment with BMC at the KZK project.

The successful candidate for the role of Mentor will:

  • Report to the BMC Exploration Manager;
  • Will spend approximately half of their time at site and remaining duties will be based in Ross River;
  • While in Ross River the Mentor will:
    • Support candidates in applying for jobs with BMC (including assisting with the preparation of job applications and arranging interviews if required); and
    • Encourage and assist Ross River based employees to prepare for their upcoming site shifts; and
  • While on site at KZK the Mentor will provide support to the BMC site Project Manager in the area of general administration and recruitment and will also provide mentoring services to employees that are on site at that time.
    Specifically the Mentor will:

    • Regularly meet with site employees informally and discuss their progress on site; and
    • Assist site based employees with any matters that they may need assistance with;
    • Provide advice and support to employees as required;
  • Generally act to ease the transition of employees new to the workforce or new to mining to adjust so that the opportunity for continued employment and advancement is maximised.
  • Act as a sounding board for any employees that wish to raise any matters with the Company “off the record􀁿”.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have previous experience working shift work in a remote location such as an exploration or mine project;
  • Preferably be a current resident of Ross River although current residents of Faro will be considered;
  • Be a well-respected community member;
  • Be a good communicator;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Be prepared to travel to Watson Lake at least twice during the drilling season to provide mentoring and employee assistance to LFN citizens that are resident there; and
  • Have reasonable computer and administration skills although some flexibility in the role does exist.

Due to the nature of this position, BMC will cover all reasonable transport costs between Ross River, Watson Lake and the site.

Anyone interested in working for BMC can send their resume to: HR@bmcminerals.com

For additional information please contact us by Phone at +1 778 379 9262, Email HR@bmcminerals.com.