Job description (external)

For more than 10 years, Orano has been developing and field testing the Surface Access Borehole Resource Extraction (SABRE) mining method – a high pressure water jet-boring system from surface. In the last few years, major tooling and methodology upgrades have been engineered and are ready for field testing in 2021.


  • Prepare and coordinate the execution of a safe, environmentally responsible, operationally efficient field-testing campaign of the SABRE mining method
  • Work closely with colleague and contractor technical leads
  • Coordinate work flows and processes with site based personnel, support functions for the SABRE operations (e.g. safety, environment, radiation, and site services)
  • Establish a work organization, recruit, train and prepare project team for field tests (mining contractor, supervisory, technical and labour manpower)
  • Prepare and commission the SABRE Project site infrastructures (high pressure pumps and lines, solid separation unit, backfill equipment and supplies, pond dewatering, etc.), dry and lunchroom facilities
  • Ensure operational work instructions and procedures are adhered to and updated where required
  • Ensure proper data acquisition, analysis and reporting prior to and following field testing
  • Conduct or assist in various technical design reviews
  • Conduct regular safety and environmental audits and inspections to ensure compliance
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager, Mine Projects
  • Complies with all Orano health, safety and environmental policies, practices and procedures
  • Support and promote Operational Excellence and OE culture
  • Complies with all Orano health, safety and environmental policies, practices and procedures
  • Promote and adhere to Orano Canada’s values: Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Respect and People Development, Cohesion and Team Spirit, and Exemplarity, Integrity, Responsibility

Work Location & Schedule:

  • McClean Lake Site
  • Work Schedule: 4 days in / 3 days out rotation. Flexible work schedules may be agreed upon by supervisor, with occasional work out of the Saskatoon Corporate Office
  • Possible opportunity to transition into a longer term or permanent contract

Fly Day- This position will fly in and fly out on Tuesday

The safety of our employees and candidates is a top priority at Orano. Due to the unfolding circumstances of COVID-19 and the Government regulations in place to deal with the pandemic, the working location and/or schedule as advertised may be temporarily subject to change whilst the government regulations are in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, and to implement effective social distancing measures. These changes if applicable will be discussed at the screening and interview stage.

As a condition of employment the successful candidate must complete Orano’s pre-employment checks including education verification and employment reference checks.

Qualifications (external)

Skills and Qualifications for the position include:

  • 10 to 15+ years of progressive experience in a mining environment (operations, maintenance, technical,supervisory/management) preferably as a mining or mechanical engineer
  • Proven success in a supervising role (general foreman or equivalent) safely leading a diverse team
  • Familiar with uranium mining, prior field drilling experience is a plus
  • Extensive project and/or technical experience. R&D experience is considered an asset
  • Safety oriented in all aspects of planning and execution of the work
  • Strong innovation, problem solving, planning, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to positively influence activities managed by external parties
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Team Leader with the ability to build respect at all levels
  • Honest and ethical

Employment classification

Fixed Term Contract (FTC)


Flex time

Applications will be accepted until


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