• Stockpile and Shiploading Superintendent

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/7/2018 3:15 PM)
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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 of Nunavut on Baffin Island; one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations.


    We are a unique company with a strong management who have amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects through all phases of Inuit consultation, permitting, construction and 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.


    We are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.


    This position will include close coordination with Mobile Maintenance, Site Services, and Engineering groups. This position reports to the Ore Handling and Shiploading Manager.


    Main Accountabilities

    • Promote and assure safe and efficient use of all equipment operations in a manner that will minimize equipment downtime.
    • Oversee stockpiling operation (Front-end loaders, skidsteers, belt conveyor stackers) at Milne Port.
    • Oversee reclaim and shiploading operation during vessel shipping season (July-October)
    • Oversee maintenance plan and execution of stackers, feeders, jump conveyors, and shiploader to ensure high machine availability.
    • Consistently and equitably apply all BIM policies procedures; inculcate, support and verify safe and efficient work practices by visible, felt and engaging leadership.
    • Ensure compliance to operating plans and provide in-spec quality vessel shipments.
    • Execute project strategies and schedules in order to meet BIM operational plans and vessel shipping schedules.
    • Provide technical/operational oversight on capital projects pertaining to assigned equipment.
    • Develop and execute daily crew schedules and track progress against plan of stockpiling and shiploading 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.
    • 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.
    • Fills in for the Manager as required.

    Main Qualifications

    • Professional Shift Boss or Supervisor Ticket in Nunavut (or with the capability to register).
    • Minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education (college or university) within the areas of Mining, Civil, Construction, or Mechanical.  4-year university degree in engineering preferred.
    • 10+ years of open pit mining (Direct or indirect), construction, bulk handling or shiploading experience (Direct) with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
    • 3+ years of demonstrated capital project management experience.
    • Experience and ability to plan and schedule equipment and human resources.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
    • Experienced in the planning and development of production plans.
    • Arctic experience would be beneficial
    • Experience working with Indegenious people and communities would be an asset.



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