Supervisor, Surface Mining

locationYellowknife - Northwest Territories (NT),

atRio Tinto

Estimated salary $67,000 - $80,000 a year

Job Description:

Surface Mining Supervisor

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Work with an exceptional team of operations and maintenance personnel across the mine site
  • An opportunity to introduce and implement continuous improvement initiatives

About the role

We are looking for a Surface Mining Supervisor to be responsible for supervising a group of multi-skilled personnel to ensure Diavik mine site is maintained and supported in a safe and cost-effective manner.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well.

With signature leadership training programmes, growing and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Surface Mining, located at the Lac de Gras Mine site, you will be working on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation in the interim with the potential that this change to a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation in the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes.

Working collaboratively with all operational and functional departments, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing work procedures & safety guidelines for all direct reports and ensure they are followed;
  • Reviewing work procedures & safety guidelines every four months to ensure they accurately reflect operational requirements;
  • Conducting incident investigations, daily tool box meetings, weekly safety audits & safety meetings (each shift);
  • Liaising with operations daily to determine the equipment required to meet production targets;
  • Relaying information to maintenance staff during the daily tool box meeting to ensure the required equipment is made available;
  • Supervising crew & coordinating activities to ensure they are completed within budget;
  • Reviewing costs every cycle;
  • Reporting any concerns to the Surface Mining Superintendent;
  • Submitting the daily work reports, face inspections and dump verifications to the Surface Mining Superintendent and keep the Surface Mining Supervisor cross shift informed of any major changes to the work plan;
  • Liaising with the Planner during shift changes to review the work completed by the previous shift, determine the work to be done by the oncoming shift, develop short- & long-term maintenance plans.

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Strong safety mindset;
  • Valid NWT Shift Boss Ticket which includes a valid first aid ticket, WSCC supervisor II ticket, Relevant ERT experience and a Blasting Ticket.
  • Knowledge of Heavy Equipment and Heavy Civil Construction on steep slopes (3:1 and 1.5:1);
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in heavy earthworks and mining;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience supervising heavy equipment maintenance (e.g., shovels, drills) that includes some
exposure to recruiting practices;
  • Experience using SAP;
  • Experience with heavy equipment operation, the erection and commissioning of shovels and drills, exposure to welding and fabrication, and supervision of a multi-skilled crew is preferred;
  • Strong planning, organizational, management and communications skills with proven ability to learn quickly and resolve mechanical problems;
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheet and financial information software;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently in a results-oriented environment;
  • Experience working with people from different cultures and knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those lining in the North are assets.
  • Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

    About Rio Tinto

    Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

    For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

    Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.

    Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

    Where you will be working

    Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

    Every Voice Matters

    We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

    At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

    Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

    Closing Date: December 28, 2020

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