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Backfill Engineer

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 19588 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Hatch is looking for a highly motivated Backfill Engineer to join our Backfill Group. The role will be located in the Hatch Mississauga or Sudbury office.



  • Work with project managers to accomplish various tasks associated with paste and backfill projects;
  • Assist in technical design of all types of backfill systems: paste, hydraulic, cemented rockfill (CRF);
  • Design of paste backfill systems and other relevant process units: cement logistics and storage, tailings pipeline, paste plant, boreholes, underground distribution system, booster stations, etc;
  • Backfill mix design and process optimizations and testwork;
  • Specify and supervise backfill testwork;
  • Manage all parts of the process from design logistics, build commission, and operations;
  • Develop capital and operating cost estimates, technical specifications, and contract documentation;
  • Work with clients, vendors, and other contractors to complete project deliverables;
  • Participate in design and HAZOP reviews as required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining/Materials/Metallurgical/Civil Engineering from an accredited university;
  • 5+ years experience specializing in paste and backfill engineering design and construction;
  • Operations or previous engineering design or construction experience is an asset;
  • Demonstrate good written, verbal communication, and presentation skills;
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer or eligible to obtain is required;
  • Experience developing and reading drawings including process PFD’s, PID’s, General arrangement drawings, site plans;
  • Solid report writing skills;
  • Ability to travel to client’s offices, vendor offices, and to site for periods of time;
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience with the following:
    • All types of backfill (paste, hydraulic, CRF) system designs
    • Backfill mix and recipe design
    • Backfill testing and ability to interpret results and how it fits into the overall system design
    • Backfill plant design from concept to detailed engineering
    • Backfill equipment sizing and equipment selection
    • Backfill specifications
    • Underground paste and hydraulic fill distribution system




We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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