Human Resources Superintendent

2 weeks ago(1/4/2018 9:46 AM)
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


Baffinland is currently seeking our next great employee. The Human Resources Superintendent provides human resources (HR) and employee relations (ER) support to both the Milne Inlet and Mary River sites. This will include ensuring that site contractors are adhering to Baffinland site policies, Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA) and project certificate requirements.  During operations the role will provide support to the site leaders on a range of HR and ER matters including performance management, training implementation and ensuring that the IIBA is adhered to.

Main Accountabilities

  • Provide vision,  leadership, clear and consistent direction for the HR function at site
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a consistent and harmonious workplace including advising on Employee Relations matters, implementation of IIBA and project certificate conditions
  • Coordinate the collection of data for the IIBA and project certificate reporting, including identifying deviations and recommending corrective action with all on-site parties
  • Lead the site ER communication forum to ensure smooth site employee relations
  • Coordinate the hiring of Inuit employees through the IIBA Employment and Training Coordinator
  • Work with the Training Manager to lead the coordination of on-site training - both technical and non-technical training
  • Provide advice to line managers on HR and ER matters including performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, recruitment and development
  • Ensure IIBA and project certificate conditions are met in relation to site activities including elder support, EFAP support and the coordination of monitoring data
  • Ensure an HR presence at site by attending morning line-ups, tool box meetings and social activities that increase HR exposure to the work crews and understanding of the issues and concerns facing all staff
  • Provide guidance and advice in the areas of organizational structure, employee development and training, salary/benefits administration, diversity and communications.
  • Be seen by all employees on site as an expert and leader in the field of people     management
  • Lead local site processes of effective Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Talent Management which includes retention, succession management, leadership development and training
  • Lead the mine’s HR projects and benchmarking activities, ensuring HR initiatives     provide a return on investment and best practices are shared within the region
  • Be a courageous safety leader; adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedure compliance to site OHS standards as well as participating in safety initiatives, hazard identification, toolbox.
  • Oversight of the HR Advisor and HR Administrators. 

Main Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of progressive HR experience with a minimum of three-years’ experience in a management or supervisory capacity
  • Remote mining sector experience including managing fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) HR challenges is Required
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in good standing
  • Able to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization
  • Experience in working directly with Inuit or First Nations cultures is an strong asset
  • Excellent leadership, communication and people skills
  • Strong tactical background related to all facets of HR; SAP experience an asset
  • Energetic, creative and professional with a strong presence and positive outlook
  • Demonstrated capacity to execute plans and hold self and others accountable for their performance and deliverables
  • Far north cold weather climate experience an asset
  • Adaptable, willing to learn, self-motivated and fair 
  • The ability to creatively problem solve and make sound business decisions while working independently is critical to success in this role. 
  • The incumbent will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment



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