Value Through Gold

Journeyman Welder

Journeyman Welder

Job No: PVG2018040
Location: Northwestern, BC


We are Pretivm – a Canadian mining company and the proud owner of the Brucejack Gold Mine. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Pretium is creating value through gold by ramping up production of the 100%-owned Brucejack Mine. The Brucejack Mine is a 2,700 tonnes-per-day high-grade gold underground mine located in northwestern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometers north of Stewart.  The mine began commercial operation in the summer of 2017 and produced 154,484 ounces of gold during the first six months of ramp-up. A feasibility study completed in June 2014 and updated in December 2016 has outlined Proven and Probable mineral reserves in Brucejack’s Valley of the Kings comprising 8.1 million ounces of gold (15.6 million tonnes grading 16.1 grams per tonne gold). Pretivm trades on the TSX and NYSE under the ticker symbol "PVG".

If you are interested in joining us, please read about the current opportunity below or visit

About the Opportunity  

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Journeyman Welder to join the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern, British Columbia.  

Located approximately 65 kilometers from Stewart, you will report to the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor or designate, and work a rotating schedule encompassing 13 days on, 13 days off and 2 travel days

In this role, you will support all heavy and light equipment, as well as all on-site fabrications to meet the needs of the project.   

You will perform the following duties, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment 
  • Operate brazing and soldering equipment 
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines
  • Operate Oxy-acetylene torches and plasma cutting tools
  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and oxy-acetylene welding (OAW)
  • Repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers
  • Participate in any other site-specific training
  • Assist with the maintenance and repair of welding, brazing and soldering equipment 
  • May adjust welding heads and tooling according to work specifications
  • Perform other related duties, as required 

To qualify, you will have a B-Level Welding Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification. Candidates with a combination of relevant and applicable experience and a C-Level Welding Interprovincial (Red Seal) certification may also be considered.

In addition, you will also demonstrate at least three (3) years of work experience in the trade, preferably in the mining industry. Previous experience performing welding repairs on ground engaging equipment is required, as is previous experience in plate work fabrication.

Finally, you will also have:

  • Certification in the workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS)
  • Certification in the transportation of dangerous goods (TDG)
  • A valid driver's license  

If this sounds like you, we’d be lucky to have you on our team! Please complete our easy online application form below.  

What we can offer you!

The success of the Brucejack Gold Mine will be determined by the hard working and dedicated team that continue to develop the operation. All of our team members can expect to receive a highly competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills and qualifications.

We understand that camp life can be challenging at times and we are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we are pleased to provide brand new and comfortable camp accommodations, as well as delicious meals prepared by our talented culinary team

With all the creature comforts of home, including TV and wifi, you will also have access to an on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities. 

All of our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:

  • Travel Allowance and paid transportation to / from the mine site and your point of hire;
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage; and
  • RRSP matching program.

It is important to note that the well-being of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge join Pretivm and the Brucejack Gold Mine today!

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