Technical Services Superintendent

Job ID
Job Category
Technical Services
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 Technical Services Manager, the position is responsible for leading and providing technical mentorship to the mining professionals in the Technical Services team (mining engineers, technicians, surveyors, geologists, etc.), development of budget and mine plans for all timeframes and ensure regulatory compliance for all technical and environmental aspects of the mine.

Main Accountabilities

  • Ensuring work procedures are followed and safety standards are adhered to (risk assessment, incident reporting & investigating, policy & procedures review, MOC, etc.)
  • Mentor and provide performance feedback to team members and in particular to senior professionals.
  • Manage social problems as they occur and administer discipline as required.
  • Develop mine design and mine plans for all timeframes (short range, budget, 5-year and long term), including capital plans and capital justifications.
  • Participate to the Continuous Improvement process and implement opportunities to add value and increase the operations’ efficiency.
  • Analyse equipment and processes capabilities and develop production targets.
  • Ensure compliance to the Quality Management System and that ore quality delivered to customers meet product specifications.
  • Delivery of various plans and technical data to support the Mine and the Supply Chain from mine to port.
  • Ensure compliance to the waste rock management plan and other environmental regulations and standards

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in mining engineering or geology required. 
  • Master Degree in mining engineering or geology and/or finance preferred
  • 3-5 years' experience with mine technical staff supervision 
  • 5-7 years' experience with developing mine plans and/or budget
  • Atleast 10 years of experience in an open pit mine environment and/or the equivalent 
  • P. Eng. license in Nunavut (or the ability to transfer to Nunavut) is essential
  • Advanced knowledge of CAD software and mine scheduling package required
  • Advanced knowledge of mobile equipment capabilities and production systems required
  • Advanced knowledge of Acid Rock Drainage required
  • Intermediate knowledge of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering preferred
  • Experience in mine planning and mine production is essential
  • Strategic thinking and deep understanding of mining production and planning systems is required
  • Experience in data analysis and process optimization is essential
  • Experience in grade control and quality management will be considered an asset
  • Experience with Iron Ore will be considered an asset


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