Underground Dewatering Operator

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Job Detail

  • Career Level High School or Equivalent
  • Experience 2-5 Years
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company (Arctic) is a Canadian mining company and a significant producer and supplier of premium rough diamond assortments to the global market. The company owns and operates the Ekati Diamond Mine. The company also holds a controlling interest in the Lac de Gras Diamond Project. The Ekati Diamond Mine and the Lac de Gras Diamond Project are located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. In addition to its mining and exploration operations, Arctic has offices in Canada and Belgium.

Position Overview

As a member of the Misery Underground (MUG) Team, the Underground Dewatering Operator will report to the MUG Superintendent and work a three (3) weeks on, three (3) weeks off rotation at the Ekati mine site (day and night shifts). The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining our underground dewatering and mud extraction systems.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and operating underground dewatering/mud extraction system, including sump inspections;
  • Transporting various contractors/skilled trade personnel underground as required;
  • Stocking underground storages with company supplied consumables;
  • Inspecting common walkways (surface infrastructure, portals, and other commonly traveled areas) during winter season and managing snow removal and application of sand as required with skid steer;
  • Auditing secondary spill containment under parked equipment as per the water license for Misery;
  • Assisting Site Services with Misery surface dewatering during dewatering season;
  • Daily inspections of assigned surface and underground areas;
  • Practice good housekeeping at all times to ensure a safe and clean worksite, including general housekeeping, and organizing laydowns;
  • Safe operation of all vehicles and equipment, with good knowledge of site locations and roadways;
  • Monitoring waste management collection area for contractor compliance;
  • General labour duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Always protect the safety and well-being of yourself and your co-workers. Follow all Company specific safety protocols and Occupational Health & Safety policies and procedures.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience, preferably in a mining or industrial environment;
  • Experience with underground mining is considered an asset;
  • Ability to work comfortably in a surface or underground environment, working from heights and in confined spaces;
  • Familiarity with basic mine practices and safety;
  • Ability to operate small equipment: personnel carrier, Skid steer, small front-end loaders;
  • Working knowledge of SAP and basic computer literacy with willingness to learn new computer skills would be an asset;
  • Work around and with various sized electric and diesel pumps;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team to achieve best-in-class efficiency and productivity;
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required.

What we offer

At Arctic, we believe people are our most important asset. This is why we are fully committed to the health, safety and well-being of our employees. We believe in establishing strong lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work.

Arctic is dedicated to developing our workforce and to creating an environment where people can learn, grow and take on new responsibilities. We build capacity within our workforce by offering leadership training, apprenticeship positions and adult education initiatives.

Arctic offers a competitive salary, performance bonus and total compensation package, including company paid extended health, dental and vision care, an Employee Family Assistance Program <x{(}>(</x{(}>EFAP), employer matched pension, generous paid vacation and personal days, as well as a Dependent Scholarship Program and employee discounts. On site we provide accommodations and meals, a fully equipped gym and recreation facilities,

Additional Information

Arctic provides travel to and from the Ekati mine site out of Calgary, Yellowknife, and other northern fly points.

Employees need to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Arctic’s Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) Groups. Members should clearly identify their IBA status on the online job application and resume to receive priority consideration.

Visit www.arcticcanadian.ca to apply and to learn more about Arctic’s operations.

Closing Date: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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