Orca Sand & Gravel - Engineering Student

Port McNeill

Engineering Student

Job Classification: Salary Position – Temporary

Job Term: January to May OR January to August

Job Position: Engineering Student

Hours of Work: Nominally Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Schedule may vary as duties require


Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services, this position is responsible for assisting the Technical Services department at Orca Sand & Gravel. This position will work on various projects related to the operation, including: environmental monitoring; production analysis; and, mine planning. The position includes a split between an office environment and field work. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a desire to learn. They must be capable of standing and walking for long periods of time, as well as lifting up to 50lbs.


Orca Sand & Gravel produces high grade aggregates at a rate of about 1,000 tonnes per hour. The aggregates are loaded onto 70,000 tonne self-unloading vessels for export primarily to California. The operation employs approximately 70 full time employees and has a robust Health and Safety Program, and Environmental Management System.


Desired Qualifications / Experience:

~ Enrolled in a post-secondary engineering program preferably in mining

~ Detail oriented

~ Excellent time management skills

~ Good communication skills – verbal and written

~ Proficient in Microsoft Excel

~ Experience with AutoCAD

~ Previous involvement with the development of technical reports

~ Surveying experience


Orca Sand & Gravel offers competitive compensation to be determined based on the experience level of the candidate.


The position is based on site at the Orca Quarry; the candidate must provide own transportation to and from site on a daily basis. Orca will assist the candidate in finding suitable lodging, most likely in either Port McNeill or Port Hardy.


Interested Candidates may apply via email to

Please reference Posting Number and “Engineering Student” in the subject

Posting Number: 015 - 2018


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