Careers in Mining

Gus Minor

Gus Minor

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Chief Innovation Officer
Sofvie Inc.

I came to mining as a way to expand on my skill-sets learn more on how to be a well rounded human while earning a good wage to support my family. The way that things are these days, create big silos of knowledge and experience. You do what you do and you do not have too many opportunities to try other things because there are only so many hours in a day. In mining, you have access to an unlimited amount of exposure to build a career and life. Coming from a technology background, I came to mining and learned how to work with heavy equipment, perform manual work, plan in different ways to be successful and truly engage in team work. All of this not only allowed me to branch in the areas I excelled in, but also have a global understanding of the big picture which translated to how I do things at home with my family

I love how many areas of expertise come together to learn how to thrive toward common goals. Safe, Quality, Production. We are all required and deserve to be home in one piece for our families, perform quality work to feel fulfilled and proud of what we can accomplish and produce for some-thing that is bigger than ourselves. Being able to be creative and innovative in the ways we take care of each other while overcoming very complex and challenging projects is very fulfilling.

Diversity and the ability to learn from so many different perspectives. The risk management mindset that transforms how you see your work and how you live. The overall impact you have on life by helping to produce the base metals required for the worldwide requirements. It is not only a hard core manual industry, but one that includes all walks of life and skills to create the realities of tomorrow.

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Ashton Gobbo

Ashton Gobbo

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Senior Project Manager
Maestro Digital Mine
I was born and raised 10 minutes from the Big Nickel and both my grandfathers worked in the mines. I had no idea the importance that mining has on the economy and the vast number of products that would not exist without the valuable minerals we extract from the ground. As a Mechatronics Systems engineering graduate, I wanted to contribute to the industry my hometown was founded upon. Mining has been shifting towards Industry 4.0 and with this digital transformation the door has been opened for a whole new set of products and applications. This excited me to use my engineering skills to develop new equipment that could revolutionize mining operations, to increase production and most importantly the safety of the workers.
Besides the fact that I love solving problems and working in a team, the direct impact that my job has on the mining industry is astounding. I am part of a small, but highly efficient and effective team that directly contributes to the two points I stated earlier, production and safety in mines. At Maestro Digital Mine we are on the forefront of the digital transformation and I have had the privilege of writing code for the Vigilante AQS - an IoT device used to measure critical data to improve safety for miners - and the Plexus PowerNet – the First gigabit network that provides power and data over coax cable – a revolutionary product to reduce CAPEX and increase production. Anytime you get to be a part of something that is the first of its kind you feel greatly honoured. I have also had the opportunity to go underground at some of the most innovative mines and experience the environment firsthand. It is truly incredible, and I wish everybody could experience the shear magnitude and complexity of these underground mines.
Underground mines are simply breathtaking. If you are involved in the mining industry hopefully you will be lucky enough to visit a mine and see how large and intricate the operations are. Working in the mining sector, I am part of one of the most pivotal industries for the global economy and it is a profound honour to be a small part in global economic success.
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