Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Job Category
Continuous Improvement
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Job Location 1 : Location
CA-NU-Mary River

Mission for this Position

About Us


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.


Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Manager, 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, process changes, and cost saving initiatives.


The position is site based with 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation.

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

  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Sciences or Business.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Continuous Improvement.
  • Experience in mining
  • Experience working in an arctic climate
  • Formal training in Lean Six Sigma, Black Belt Certified preferred, with a proven track record of application
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to connect and work with all levels of employees and management.


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