Underground Mechanical (Bulk Material Handling) Field Engineer VBME (Site) (St. John's, NL, CA)

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Requisition ID: 47490 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


SEM-Hatch is a joint venture between Hatch Ltd. and Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd. providing engineering, construction, and project management services in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. SEM-Hatch is performing Engineering and Project Management Services for the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion project. Our client is currently executing the construction phase of two underground mines and one open pit in Voisey’s Bay. This mine expansion project is expected to produce about 40,000 tonnes of nickel per year and extend the life of the Voisey’s Bay operation until at least 2032.

We are interested in receiving resumes for an Underground Mechanical (Bulk Material Handling) Field Engineer assigned to the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion site on a 2 week in 2 week off rotation, working 12 hour shifts.  The site is accessed via air out of St. John’s Newfoundland and other designated pick-up points in Newfoundland and Labrador.   

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Work on-site as a field engineer within the client’s integrated project team, acting as the technical interface between the engineering team and all other groups and stakeholders involved during project execution.

  • Support construction of an underground bulk material handling system (conveyors, ore sizer, grizzly, rock breaker, chutes, etc.), preparing technical scopes of work for installation, responding to Contractor’s Requests for Information, coordinating home office engineering efforts, and providing technical input to construction and management decisions.

  • Provide technical support to project teams to ensure safe, timely and cost-effective installation and ramp-up of the underground ore handling systems. Associated teams include expediting, logistics, project controls, construction, commissioning, and operations.

  • Responsible for technical package management of design-supply contracts for bulk material handling equipment.

  • Required to work underground while assisting with installation and commissioning activities. 

  • Required to work at site on 2 weeks on/ 2 weeks off rotations with 12-hour shifts. Durations of work-from-home may also be required depending on client and project needs.

  • Other related duties required


Qualifications and Experience:


To apply please apply to the “Careers” section on our Hatch website; search “NL” for location https://jobs.hatch.com before end of day October 15, 2021.

Please ensure you include your full name, address, community and province when applying.  Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their resume by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.

All potential employees or Independent Contractors will be screened utilizing the following mechanisms:

Criminal Records Check, Pre-employment Medical and Drug Testing, Reference Check, Education Verification.


SEM-Hatch recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Inuit workers have first preference for employment at Voisey’s Bay Site.  It also recognizes a commitment to give qualified workers from Labrador priority for employment opportunities. 


SEM Hatch is an equal opportunity employer


We thank all applicants, please note that we will contact only those who meet the required qualifications. 




We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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