Rope Access Technicians - Snow Removal (7 month contract)

Job No: PVG202010238
Location: Northwestern, BC

Welcome to the Brucejack Mine!

We are Pretivm – a Canadian mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, BC and the proud owner of the Brucejack Gold Mine. Brucejack Mine is a 3,800 tonnes-per-day high-grade gold underground mine located in northwestern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometers north of Stewart.

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse working environment. We are working closely with our neighbours – the local communities and First Nations - to provide employment.

About the Opportunity:

We currently have a number of temporary employment opportunities for Rope Access Technicians on our seasonal Snow Removal Team supporting the success of the Surface Operations Team at the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern, British Columbia.

The Rope Access Technicians on our Snow Removal Team have an important role in ensuring the safe, efficient high angle snow hazard removal from our camp buildings and operational infrastructure at Pretivm’s Brucejack Mine. The position also ensures compliance with all Pretium Resources Inc.'s "Pretivm" Health & Safety and other relevant policies and regulations.

The Rope Access Technician's primary report is to the Surface Operations Superintendent or designate.


Perform the following duties, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Snow Hazard Removal at heights.
  • Implement proper Rope Access procedures for all rope access projects.
  • Snow clearing from AWP.
  • Daily Equipment and Rigging Inspections.
  • Implementing and following Field Safety program.
  • Daily Hazard reporting.
  • Monitoring weather conditions and related operational hazards.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of plant infrastructure and communications towers.
  • Other duties and responsibilities to support the success of the Brucejack Mine.


  • Sprat/IRATA training (Level 1, 2, and 3).
  • Fall Arrest Training.
  • Previous experience with high angle snow hazard removal at a remote industrial operation.
  • Level 3 Occupational First Aid training is desirable.
  • Grade 12 or GED with a valid driver’s license is preferred.


Position requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Expert knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Positive approach to work and supporting others to be successful.
  • Physically fit, able to lift 50lbs.
  • Able to follow all safe work practices.
  • Able to follow direction.
  • Able to work long shifts outside in variable mountain weather conditions.

Additional Information:

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 13 days on/13 days off rotation.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12 hour shifts.
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team.
  • Pretivm promotes a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

Before being successfully hired, you must complete and pass our pre-employment testing which consists of:

  • A fitness test with one of our partnered physiotherapists.
  • A Medical and Drug and Alcohol test.
  • A Criminal Background Check through BackCheck. Candidates will receive an email from BackCheck requesting information to be processed.

Onboarding of the snow removal team will begin September through to the end of October.

 What we can offer you:

We are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. 

Team members can expect access to TV and wifi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities. 

All of our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:

  • Paid travel days, including transport to and from site.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications.
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage.

It is important to note that the wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.





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