• Mine Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/28/2018 9:45 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Category
    Mine Operations - Open Pit
    Job Type
  • 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.


    Currently Baffinland is looking for experienced Mine Manager to join their team on the Mary River Project.  

    This is a permanent position based at site with a 2 week fly-in, fly-out rotation.


    This position is responsible for ensuring the effective construction and operational readiness of Baffinland Iron Mines’ Mine Department and ensuring that this is done on budget, on schedule and achieves technical scope.  The engineering, geology, explosives production, blasting, mining and delivery to crusher of ore is within the scope of this position.

    Main Accountabilities

    • Provide technical/operational input into project engineering plans to ensure that the operational scope is met
    • Develop and implement the strategies and operating plans for the operation, that take into account targets and related actions for improvement in accident prevention, environmental performance, production, output quality, production costs, and capital expenditures.
    • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders including the Purchasing, Human Resources, and Financial groups to ensure that the business plan is profitable and deliverable.
    • Manage a mix of processes, technology, funds, and people to balance 1-year result requirements with 1 to 5 year improvement milestones.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Build the capability for continuous improvement while balancing the allocation of resources to optimize the treatment of all inputs from the ‘supplier’ and meet quantity and quality output requirements for the internal and/or external ‘customer’.
    • Contribute to the LOMs plans by contributing to the 5 year plan as it relates to cost reduction, production value.
    • Prepare reports on Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserves for corporate group
    • Interface with key individuals internal and external to the company on various issues. This may include contractors, communities, government, aboriginal groups, etc.

    Main Qualifications

    • Mine Engineering or Other mining degree with equaling equivalent in experience.
    • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Nunavut, or ability is advantageous.
    • 10+ year experience in Surface Operations Mining with experience in technical and operating departments.
    • Experience in continuous improvement would be advantageous
    • Experience with Acid Rock Drainage and Pit Dump Design would be advantageous.


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