Lake City secondary Grade 12 students

Lake City secondary Grade 12 students

Mining Week: Career in mining rewarding

A career in mining may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for challenge, adventure and travel, mining is a great place to start.

A career in mining may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for  challenge, adventure, travel, and good pay, mining is a great place to start.

Mining isn’t just for the hail and hearty labourer.

There are all kinds of careers in the industry from accountants, to human resource supervisors, buyers, planners, technologists, surveyors, metallurgists, engineers, plant technologists, planning foreman, maintenance planner, inventory analyst, accounts payable clerk, payroll supervisor, health and safety co-ordinator, trainer, surface miner, geomatics specialist — a total of 43 listed in the Explore for more information brochure.

And according to the brochure produced by the government of Canada’s Sector Council Program there are more than 120 careers in mining. The industry needs millwrights, mechanical engineers, and heavy equipment operators.

Some sample wages per year are as follows:

Warehouse foreman: $65,000 to $88,000.

Chief engineer: $91,000 to $125,000.

Buyer: $54,000 to $75,000.

Plant technologist: $50,000 to $70,000.

Chief metallurgist: $78,000 to $11,000.

Junior mine engineer: $55,000 to$81,000.

Mine engineer: $55,000 to $93,000.

Senior mine engineer: $94,000 to$110,000.

Chief mine geologist: $81,000 to $113,000.

Human resources manager: $91,000 to $127,000.

Human resources supervisor: $66,000 to $94,000.

Senior accountant $72,000 to $100,000.

Warehouse foreman: $65,000 to $88,000.

Accounts payable clerk: $40,000 to $54,000.

Health and safety co-ordinator: $60,000 to $84,000.

Geomatics specialist (mapping, analysis, data management): $100,000 to $110,000.

Surface miner: $75,000 to $85,000.

Underground miner: $80,000 to $85,000.

GIS mapping technician: $65,000 to $80,000