Reliability Superintendent

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Job Category
Reliability & Operations Excellence
Job Type
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 Reliability Manager, the Reliability Superintendent will be responsible to develop BIM reliability and Operational Excellence Systems. Develops project budget and schedule forecasts, monitor project performance and implement appropriate corrective actions to ensure adherence to BIM Operations plan.


The position is site based and will be on 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation.

Main Accountabilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support BIM operations through priorities set by General Managers.
  • Support the reliability & Operational Manager to develop BIM reliability and Operational Excellence Systems
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing within the site.
  • Organize and manage reliability and continuous improvement projects from initial concept development to final commissioning and project close-out.
  • Develop project budget and schedule forecasts, monitor project performance and implement appropriate corrective actions to ensure adherence to plan.
  • Manage project scope to prevent creep and strictly adhere to the project change management process.
  • Assess project risks, and develop appropriate risk control and mitigation strategies.
  • Evaluate project management process performance and recommend lessons learned and process improvements as needed.
  • Introduced lean manufacturing concepts including 5S, Value stream Mapping, TPM, Cell Layout and Line Balancing Kanban systems and Kaizen Events Etc.
  • Help develop employees’ s lean skills through effective coaching, teaching, mentoring and simulated work environmental training
  • Facilitate and lead team activities and rapid improvement events as required.
  • Conduct observations and analyze data including downtime, cycle time analysis, etc. in order to bring recommendations for improvement opportunities forward to the team.
  • Track, communicates and shares results and lessons learned – ensures successes are published and communicated to all employees
  • Identify sources of information, possible interfaces and detailed process descriptions.
  • Assist in interpreting facts and information gathered to understand current state and defined future states.
  • Build, sustain and leverage day to day relationships and communications with partners and individuals within area of immediate responsibility to contribute to business development.
  • Focus upon process improvements to enhance productivity, increase revenue, enhance safety and reduce cost, consistent with the strategic direction of the company.
  • Work with regional and mine site leadership and multi-functional teams to identify, develop, execute and complete selected improvements projects.
  • Act as a change agent to instill an operational excellence, performance improvement culture throughout the organization.


Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Present findings formally to Senior and Executive Management teams
  • Develop an AM network
  • Perform benchmarking activities
  • Develop equipment and component standards and performance requirements as required
  • Perform various project administration tasks, including coordinating meetings, taking meeting minutes, forwarding communication releases, and perform maintenance of project tracking logs (i.e. issues, change control, etc) in order to satisfy project management processes
  • Other duties as assigned.

Main Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience running projects in a mining environment.
  • 10+ years experience in the mining industry.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering required. 
  • Strong experience in maintenance and reliability engineering required.
  • Experience in business process design and re-engineering and operations and/or maintenance is required.
  • Experience in successfully leading to completion, mid to large scale transformations of complex business processes resulting in significant and sustainable results.
  • Experience with developing and reviewing process methodology and tools.
  • Significant experience designing workshops, facilitating group sessions and work with teams and gain crucial input from key contributors.
  • Experience in open pit mining preferred, Arctic experience beneficial.
  • Strategic thinking and understanding of critical issues related to mining.
  • Advacned knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience using SAP maintenance system and PI Processbook.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt is preferred. 
  • Excellent relationship management skills: listening, diplomacy, patience and negotiation.
  • Management ability to lead a team of 5 professional employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with cross functional groups to successfully manage project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of subject matter experts through all phases of process redesign (mobilization, current state assessment, best practices, future state visioning/strategy, blueprinting, implementation and metrics development).
  • Exceptional analytical skills at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Data manipulation and analysis techniques including trend and statistical analysis.
  • Proven ability to lead and work through others without direct reporting relationship to achieve business goals utilizing persuasion and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge in organizational design and change management principles and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Understand reliability and maintenance concepts.


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