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  • Location
    (CANADA) and Kamloops
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

Make an impact at Canada’s premier mining company.

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development, and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is to be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment.  To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page.

New Gold attracts and hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:

  • A stimulating values-based work
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted commitment to responsible mining, health and safety and community engagement
  • A competitive total compensation program
  • A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

New Afton Mine

Situated 10 kilometers west of picturesque Kamloops, British Columbia, the New Afton Mine is an underground gold and copper producing site.

Kamloops is a city of 90,000 people, located 350 kilometers east of Vancouver. The area provides the opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community with its own university and within easy reach of world class ski resorts, championship golf courses, mountain biking trails, popular recreational lakes, and award-winning vineyards.

Block Caving

New Afton Mine is currently the only operating block cave mine in Canada. Block Caving is an underground mass mining method that allows the extraction of larger and lower grade deposits than traditional underground mining methods. As many of the worlds large surface mines continue to exhaust their viable open pit reserves and new surface deposits continue to decrease, block caving will provide an economical method for continuing to mine these large deposits underground.

Block Caving presents some of the most complex technical challenges in mining. See New Afton’s Animated Block Caving video for more information.

Technology & Innovation

In keeping with New Gold’s values, New Afton Mine recently partnered with Sandvik to bring automated scoops underground. See Sandvik’s Mud Rush Mitigation video to learn more about this automated loading solution.

About the Role

Schedule: 5x2, Monday - Friday

Position Reports To: Senior Mine Geologist

Position Overview: We currently have an exciting opportunity for a student to join our New Afton team for an 8–12-month work term commencing in September 2022.  This position will provide support to the Geological and Geotechnical teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist and/or provide coverage for underground development face mapping;
  • Assist and/or provide coverage for production drawpoint monitoring;
  • Assist with ground support and materials QA/QC and optimization projects;
  • Perform convergence scanning of drifts;
  • Issue sample bags to operations and maintain assay database;
  • Assist with geotechnical/geological data management, processing and/or interpretation;
  • Complete other geotechnical and geological related projects as required.


  • Qualified candidates must be enrolled full time at an accredited university
  • Candidates will have completed at minimum their first year of study in an Undergraduate Engineering program preference given to those enrolled geological engineering, geology or mining engineering;
  • Past exposure to industrial environments will be considered an asset;

Other Requirements

Candidates will be required to participate in a comprehensive qualification process, including:

  • Successful completion of pre-placement functional screen
  • Provide proof of a valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Demonstrate eligibility to work in Canada
  • Provide confirmation of valid educational requirements


A competitive salary, performance bonus plan and benefits will be provided.  This is not a camp operation and therefore the successful candidate will be required to relocate to the Kamloops area or travel and accommodation will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. 

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume outlining their education, experience, and qualifications through our website at in Word or PDF format no later than 11:59pm on June 27, 2022. Employment applications along with transcripts must be submitted.

Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, Accessibility

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status, or any other legally protected factors.  Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Familiarity with 3D design software and Microsoft Excel would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • A business focus with an emphasis on safety;