Second Cook

Job No: PVG201810041
Location: Northwestern, BC

Welcome to the Brucejack Mine

The Brucejack Mine is an underground gold mine located in Northwest British Columbia, owned and operated by Pretivm Resources Inc.

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse working environment. We are working closely with our neighbours – the local communities and First Nations - to provide employment.

About the Opportunity

Pretivm has on-going positions for Second Cooks with a broad skill set and excellent interpersonal abilities to join our dynamic team and support the successful development of the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern British Columbia through the construction phase and into commercial operations.  

Pretivm is committed to supporting the nearby communities, and as such, preference will be given to candidates who reside in Northwestern BC or who are willing to relocate.

Working as a valued member of our team, you will be responsible for all aspects of hot food preparation and production in a remote camp serving up to 500 occupants. Taking direction from the Chef and First Cooks, you will produce vegetables, starches, sauces and meats for lunch and dinner, while maintaining high standards for quality, food safety, and sanitation. 

Role responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Participating in ongoing training and development;
  • Adapting to changing menus, ingredients and procedures;
  • Processing meats;
  • Daily soup production and planning;
  • Monitoring and maintaining hot line during service periods;
  • Assisting in receiving and rotating product;
  • Nightly breakdown and cleaning of kitchen; and
  • Other requested duties and responsibilities to support the successful development of the Brucejack Project. 

As our ideal candidate, you have completed a culinary training program or have an equivalent combination of training and experience including 4 years of professional cooking experience in high-quality, high-volume food service. You also have experience cooking for special diets such as gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetic, low fat, low sugar, etc. 

We are particularly interested in speaking with you if you are highly organized, work well under pressure and have a broad range of experience which includes cooking within remote camp, hotel/catering and fine dining restaurant environments.  

As a strong team player, you have excellent communication and leadership skills, which include the ability to follow and give directions, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team while maintaining high standards of service.

It would be a definite asset if you have experience working in a camp environment along with Food Safe certification and a First Aid certificate.

Lastly, please note the following physical aspects of this position:

  • Constant standing and walking throughout the shift;
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs;
  • Frequent kneeling, pushing and pulling; and
  • Frequent ascending or descending of ladders, stairs and ramps.

Please note, overtime may be required from time to time.

If this sounds like you, please read on to see what we can offer you! 

What we can offer you

We are committed to ensuring that all of our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team

Team members can expect access to TV and wifi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities. 

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

  • Paid travel days, including transport to and from site
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications
  • Extended medical benefits and wellness coverage
  • RRSP matching program

It is important to note that the wellbeing 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 Mine today.


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