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NWT and Nunavut mines generate approximately 5,400 direct jobs. Photo: Agnico Eagle

Mining is largest private sector employer in the North and the largest private sector employer of Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous populations in the North live in the same areas where resource and mineral exploration companies operate.

Titles vary from mine to mine but here’s an extensive list of job titles and careers!

Over time, MiningNorthWorks! will be adding more detailed career profiles with job titles linked to additional information.

A
Accountant
Accounts Payable Administrator
Adult Educator
Administrative Adviser
Airport Technician
Assayer

B
Benefits Adviser
Biologist
Blaster
Blaster Assistant
Boiler Operator
Business Improvement Adviser
Buyer

C
Camp & Catering Manager
Crane Apprentice
Carpenter
Carpenter Apprentice
Chef
Chef Assistant
Civil Engineer
Communications Adviser
Communities Adviser
Communities Superintendent
Communications Technician
Communications Apprentice
Construction Labourer
Contracts Supervisor
Crane Operator

D
Diamond Sorter/Cleaner
Dispatcher
Document Controller
Driller
Driller Assistant

E
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Apprentice
Electrical Hydraulic Technician
Electrical Superintendent/Supervisor
Electrician
Environment Officer
Environment Technician
Environmental Engineer
Environment & Communities Manager
Environment Adviser
Environment Superintendent/Supervisor
Environment Manager
Equipment Operator
Executive Assistant
External Affairs Adviser

F
Financial Analyst
Financial Reporting Manager
Fixed Plant Maintenance Superintendent
Fuel/Lube Truck Operator

G
Geotechnical Engineer
Geologist
Geoscientist
General Manager
General Manager Sustainability
General Labourer
Geotechnical Underground Technician
Geosciences Superintendent/Supervisor
Graduate Engineer

H
Health and Wellness Adviser
Health & Safety Adviser
Health & Safety Systems Technician
Health & Safety Manager
Heavy Equipment Operator
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Adviser
Human Resources Administrator
Human Resources Recruiter
Human Resources Superintendent/Supervisor
Human Resources, Vice President
HVAC Technician
Hydrologist

I
Information Technology Adviser
Information Technologist
Instrumentation technician
Inuit, Government Stakeholder Relations Adviser
Inventory Analyst

L
Lab Technician
Legal Counsel
Logistics Adviser
Lubrication Adviser

M
Machinist Apprentice
Maintenance Adviser
Maintenance Assistant
Maintenance Machinist
Maintenance Manager
Maintenance Planner
Maintenance Reliability Planner
Maintenance Supervisor
Mechanic
Mechanical Engineer
Metallurgical Engineer
Metallurgical Lab Technician
Millwright
Millwright Apprentice
Mine Planning Engineer
Mining Controller
Mining Manager
Mining Superintendent
Mining Supervisor
Mine Planning Superintendent
Mobile Maintenance Planner
Mobile Maintenance Superintendent

O
Occupational Hygienist
Operational Readiness Superintendent
Overhead Door Technician

P
Parts Technician Apprentice
Parts Coordinator
Payroll Adviser
Permitting Coordinator
Physician Assistant
Pipefitter
Plumber
Plumber Apprentice
Plant Metallurgist
Powerhouse/Electrical Lead Hand
Process Plant Operator
Processing Superintendent
Project Engineering
President & Chief Operating Officer
Procurement Adviser
Production Engineer
Purchasing Supervisor

R
Receptionist
Reliability Adviser
Reliability Technician
Reporting & Data Supervisor
Reliability Engineer
Risk Analyst

S
Security Officer
Security Technical Analyst
Security, Superintendent/Supervisor
Strategic Planning Manager
Site Services Superintendent/Supervisor
Surface/Open-pit Miner
Surveyor

T
Technical Services Manager
Trainer
Training Superintendent/Supervisor

U
Underground Development Miner
Underground Maintenance Superintendent/Supervisor
Underground Mine Production Superintendent
Underground Mobile Maintenance Superintendent/Supervisor
Underground Production Miner

C
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Vice President, Finance

W
Warehouse Superintendent/Supervisor
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