• Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
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    Continuous Improvement
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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.

    Reporting to the Chief Advisor Continuous Improvement, this role will use continuous improvement methodologies to identify, develop and implement improvement initiatives across all departments at Baffinland Iron Mines. The specialist will use data to develop operational insights. This information will then be communicated to senior management and leadership teams to support comprehensive decision-making.  

    Main Accountabilities

    • Lead and influence personnel at multiple levels to improve operational processes that ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitability, drive quality improvements and reduce operating costs.
    • Drive continuous improvement by conducting a thorough analysis of data and environment
    • Implement effective measurement tools associated with continuous improvement tracking.
    • Support improvement in existing processes including eliminating variation and non-value added work.
    • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, and confidentiality.
    • Train/coach/mentor other employees on the principles of Continuous Improvement.
    • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
    • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.


    Main Qualifications

    • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering/sciences preferably with a statistic as part of their degree.
    • 5-10 years of experience in mining, with minimal 3 years’ experience in Continuous Improvement.
    • Formal training in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified, with proven track record of application.
    • Strong technical and analytical skill set, including ability to identify and manage data, execute quality control, build Excel models and draw correct business insights and implications (Statistical analysis).
    • Working knowledge of operations management, finance, and business knowledge.
    • The ability to effectively communicate business insights and realistic solutions (written and verbal).
    • Proven ability to organize and manage projects with positive results.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to connect and work with all levels of employees and management
    • Sound experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Minitab as well as continuous improvement tools.
    • Able to learn new software packages and develop new skills as needed.
    • Both independent and highly collaborative.
    • Adaptable to work environment as role requires travel to the mine site periodically.


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