Temporary Systems Administrator (6 month term)

Closing Date
October 30, 2020
Job Location
Red Lake, Ontario
Job Number
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Be a part of the initial team to grow and operate a regionally significant new underground mine development that is rapidly becoming the future of the iconic Red Lake gold mining district in Ontario, Canada.


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the successful candidate is responsible for the technical implementation, configuration and ongoing operational health and maintenance of site Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure that includes Process Control (PCS) and Fleet Management (FMS) environments for the PureGold Red Lake Mine.  The Systems Administrator will work locally on a 5 days on and 2 days off for 6 months.

The focus of this role will include:

  • Follow safety standards and processes
  • Provide Level 2/3 specialist technical support for the Red Lake Mine user group.
  • Coordinate Level 1 support with 3rd party supplier
  • Develop and maintain technology standards, documentation and processes for OT Systems.
  • Develop and maintain the maintenance strategies, plans and schedules.
  • Record all work carried out in established service management systems
  • Provide expertise to other technology teams including projects involving compute, storage or communication systems.
  • Follow all relevant processes required to working at site (emergency and site shutdowns etc.)
  • Work as a team with the other established IT and OT support functions to share knowledge and workload where possible.
  • Participate in industry based workshops and seminars where it directly benefits current issues and initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills and Experience:

  • Post secondary qualification in IT / Computer Science or related discipline
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of Data Centre technologies including Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Monitoring/Alerting, Backup and Recovery.
  • Demonstrated experience in scripting & automation (e.g. Powershell, Python).
  • Understanding of networking technologies would be advantageous.
  • Exposure to Process Control Systems highly desirable
  • Exposure and experience in safety practices ideally in the mining or the resources industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong user focus.
  • Strong time management & organizational skills - able to prioritize & multitask.
  • Proven IT change management, incident and problem management skills.


PureGold Red Lake Mine is an equal opportunity employer who appreciates all those interested in working on this exciting project.


Please apply by sending your resume to careers@puregoldmining.ca - those short-listed will be contacted. Please reference Job Number PGM20-0083 and the job title.