Inspector of Mines – Mechanical

Company: Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Location: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, Victoria, British Columbia

This position can be performed in Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, or Victoria based on operational availability. Other locations may be considered based on operational requirements.

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and temporary opportunities.

One temporary opportunity is currently available until March 31st, 2020 which may become permanent. 

This is also posted as a STO under REQ 64103.

Inspector of Mines – Mechanical
$65,367.78 - $81,773.78 annually plus $32.89 bi-weekly isolation allowance

The Inspector of Mines-Mechanical is the ministry professional on mine mechanical safety and is responsible for compliance and enforcement of health and safety regulations under the delegated authority of the Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia. The position conducts mine audits, mine inspections, investigates accidents or breaches, determines actions for non-compliance, reviews mine plans, sets health and safety permit conditions and contributes to related policies and programs.   

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Relevant degree in Engineering (Mechanical).
  • Must be registered or immediately eligible* for registration with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia)
    1. *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Several years’ experience mining related experience with emphasis on heavy material handling systems and mobile equipment.  
  • Experience solving complex technical problems, interpreting and analyzing data related to mine safety management.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience in sub-surface investigations, construction of mines or related works and other aspects of mine safety hazard management and mine engineering.  

For more information and to apply online by October 10, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.