Mine Engineering Gibraltar Mine, BC


Position at Gibraltar Mine

Company Background and Culture


With headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, Taseko Mines Limited is a leading North American copper producer across a range of key dimensions: operational efficiency; low energy and GHG intensity, environmentally sound, socially responsible development; healthy and safe workplaces and communities.


The Company’s foundational asset is the long-life, low-cost Gibraltar copper mine (75% owned) in south-central British Columbia, for which it has won numerous environmental and safety awards for operational excellence.  Gibraltar is a state-of-the-art facility and the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada, with a 700+ person workforce.  Gibraltar produces an average of 130 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum each year, with mineral reserves sufficient for more than 20 years of future operations.


Taseko is also advancing the Florence Copper Project in Arizona – a near-term copper producer with an unparalleled energy, water and GHG profile per unit of production. Florence Copper is a unique ‘in-situ copper recovery’ project which,  once operating, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production.  Taseko expects to receive its final federal permit for the Florence Copper Project in 2022, after which construction will commence. The project will have a production capacity of 85 million pounds of copper per year over a 20-year mine life.


The Yellowhead Project is a large, long-life copper project that Taseko added to its development portfolio in 2019. Located 150km north of Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola region of BC, the Yellowhead deposit is similar to the Gibraltar deposit in size and grade. The Company is currently preparing to initiate the provincial and federal Environmental Assessment process for Yellowhead, while advancing technical and other work required to move the project towards production. 


Taseko’s strategy is to sustainably and profitably grow the company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced-stage mineral assets. We are looking for qualified applicants who are interested in joining our team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Mine Operations with accurate field control based off engineered survey releases.
  • Maintain accurate asbuilt surface of active pit and dump areas.
  • Assist with month end survey reconciliation work and maintain accurate month end records.
  • Survey underground utilities as required and maintain an accurate infrastructure as-built map.
  • Assist Geotechnical Engineer with prism installation as required.
  • Assist Ore Control Engineer with Ore/Waste identification in field.
  • Assist Drill and Blast crew with drill hole staking and drill pattern preparation.
  • Conduct aerial drone surveys of the mine site.

Professional Experience / Qualifications

  • Previous field surveying experience is an asset.
  • Experience with GPS equipment and surveying software.
  • Ability to use survey instruments and do surveying.
  • Knowledge and experience using a total station and GPS.
  • Effective time management, planning and communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during hectic periods.
  • Able to work independently as well as function as an effective team member.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
  • Experience with Mine Modelling Software, such as AutoCAD, and MineSight.


  • A Diploma in Geomatics, Survey Engineering or equivalent experience.

The Community


  • Williams Lake has a population of approximately 12,000 but services nearly 25,000 as it is a central hub for many outlying smaller communities.
  • Adult recreational leagues for many popular sports including hockey, soccer, and softball.
  • A fantastic trail network for mountain biking, walking, and hiking.
  • Dozens of nearby lakes for fishing, paddling, and camping opportunities.
  • Close by cross country and downhill skiing venues.




At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs. In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.