Open Pit Heap Leach Planning Engineer I

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Position Description:


Barrick is looking for a Heap Leach Engineer to join the Open Pit Engineering team.




  • Planning ore delivery, preparation, and release to process

  • Lime usage forecasting and delivery

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly planning

  • Pad design

  • Field controls and inspections

  • Variance reporting to plan

  • Coordinating heap leach operations between Mine Operations and Process Operations

  • Other Duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining, Engineering or related field required

  • Experience using Vulcan, Deswik, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite preferred

  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written required

  • Excellent safety and performance records required

  • Highly self-motivated with strong desire for success required.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes rotating shifts and mandatory overtime required

  • Understanding of Open Pit and Process safety and production targets required

  • Ability to work outside in varied weather conditions for extended periods of time required

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with other divisions to optimize the plans of current and future mining activities required


What We Can Offer You 

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Barrick


Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.


Barrick Nevada is an integrated gold mining operation that combines the Cortez and Goldstrike properties in Nevada, employing a total of 3,000 employees and 800 contractors. The operation utilizes both open pit and underground mining methods with Autoclave and Roaster processing facilities at Goldstrike and Milling/Heap Leaching facilities at Cortez.


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