Ore Handling Manager

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/8/2018 9:30 AM)
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Ore Handling
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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 Iron Mines is currently seeking an experienced Manager to join their Ore Handling team on a permanent basis. This position will include close coordination with Mine Maintenance, Mine Operations, Site Services, and Engineering groups. This position reports to the General Manager.

Main Accountabilities

  • Promote and assure safe and efficient use of all equipment operations in a manner that will minimize equipment downtime.
  • Oversee crushing and screening operations to produce construction aggregates, lump and fine ore products.
  • Oversee truck hauling operations to transport ore products to the Port site.
  • Oversee materials handling operations to create ore stockpiles, and conveying and ship loading systems to facilitate ship loading.
  • Consistently and equitably apply all BIM policies procedures; inculcate, support and verify safe and efficient work practices by visible, felt and engaging leadership.
  • Execute project strategies and schedules in order to meet BIM operational plans and shipping schedules.
  • Provide technical/operational oversight on Tote Road upgrades/maintenance, ore and aggregate crushing operations, ore stockpiling operations and ship-loading activities.
  • Develop and execute daily crew schedules and track progress against plan of ore production activities.
  • Report on incidents and investigate according to policy.
  • Verify that appropriate field level risk assessments, JHAs and other risk control tools are used for every job.
  • Inspect roadway, and report on condition in the areas of drainage, slopes, freshet management, grading, berm maintenance, bridges and water crossings in order to affect repairs to be planned to maximize availability of the roadway.
  • Manage recruitment and personnel for the department, including rotation scheduling, performance reviews, vacation and disciplinary issues.
  • Monitor the performance of those doing the work, and take action to improve the capability of the team to meet future needs through the development or selection of personnel.
  • Communicate to management any technical deviations and risks within area of expertise and coordinate corrective measures.
  • Develop and implement the strategies and operating plans for the group that take into account targets and related actions for improvement in accident prevention, environmental performance, production, output quality, production costs, and capital expenditures.
  • Analyze trends in safety, environment, production, and quality performance, as well as the consumption of resources, and implement actions to address negative variances, or to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
  • Correspond and manage relationships and services of vendors/manufacturers
  • Monitor production performance to ensure that processes are in place both to maintain department and equipment to sustain/build productive capability, and to meet the targets outlined in the Business Plan.
  • Contribute to the LOMs plans by contributing to the 5 year plan as it relates to cost reduction and sustaining capital requirements.
  • Support the development of the annual budget and 5-year operating / capital plans.
  • Provide input and work collaboratively with peers and other departments to achieve capital, production and/or maintenance projects/schedules.

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree within the areas of Mining, Civil, Construction or Mechanical.
  • P.Eng or similar designation an asset.
  • Professional Shift Boss or Supervisor Ticket in Nunavut (or with the capability to register).
  • 15+ years of open pit mining, construction or trucking experience with at least 5 years in a management role.
  • Related mining, oil and gas or heavy industry experience is essential.
  • Experience and ability to plan and schedule equipment.
  • Bulk handling, crushing, trucking, conveying, stockpiling and ship loading experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in the planning and development of production plans.
  • Arctic experience would be beneficial
  • Experience working with aboriginal people and communities would be an asset.



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