Training Superintendent

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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 Senior Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Security & Training, the Training Superintendent  is accountable for training, and the design and development services and curriculum, policies and programs, needs analysis and overall business training strategies. The Training Superintendent is also responsible for the direction, development and Management of and all Training Personnel including the Inuit Success Team.


Main Accountabilities

• Identify training and development needs (technical and non-technical) through analysis of the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA), job/skills analysis, workforce plans, appraisal schemes, and operational requirement (steady state and transient operation phases).
• Design and develop training plans, programs and processes to meet the business requirements.
• Manage the effective delivery of training programs at the mine site and other work locations, including in the Baffinland communities and at the head office in Oakville, Ontario
• Ensure the effective implementation of the succession planning and talent management processes.
• Evaluate and report on training and development programs through the management of the Learning Management System (LMS), which includes reporting required under the IIBA.
• Establish and maintain communications with all stakeholders to ensure training needs are identified and addressed in a timely manner and risks associated with the business are reduced in order to build and maintain a safe, cost effective, and productive operation.
• Liaise closely and continue to build positive relationships with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Q-STEP – The Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership
• Ensure the training and Inuit success staff under their supervision are adhering to proper protocols and procedures.

Main Qualifications

  • Degree or Certificate in Technical Training, Education, Adult Learning, Learning & Development or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience with Training & Development, and Mining
  • WCC Supervisor Certification and First Aid Certification
  • Sets high but achievable standards for self and others. Seeks opportunities to improve process and outcomes. Constantly reviews performance to identify areas to develop.
  • Ability to define a problem, determine the cause of the problem, identify, prioritize, and reach logical conclusions, and decide on appropriate plan of action.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both written and verbal, for conveying ideas, instructions, and information to colleagues, external parties, and superiors.
  • Ability to actively participate in a team, encourage co-operation, and be aware of the needs of others. Ability to share information and support other team members, and prioritise team goals over individual goals.
  • Ability to influence the views and behaviour of others through persuasion and encouragement and manage conflict or other sensitive issues tactfully and effectively. Ability to adapt behaviour to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to demonstrate high cultural sensitivity.


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