Supervisor, surface operations

Date:  Mar 27, 2024

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, CA, J9Y 0A8

Workplace Type: Onsite 

Newmont  is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont  is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont  was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

About the role

The Supervisor - Surface Operations is part of the Surface Operations team and is responsible for the following activities:

  • Maintaining and operating surface infrastructures such as road maintenance, water treatment systems, moving equipment around the site, managing the fuel farm, and managing domestic and industrial waste.
  • Management of activities involving heavy mobile equipment in the tailings area, management of ore/sterile stockpiles and crushing circuit feed.

 The incumbent supervises a team of fixed and mobile equipment operators and coordinates activities in collaboration with the concentrator operations and maintenance group.

Essential Duties

  • Plan, direct and control activities related to the following areas:
    • Responsible for the operation of heavy equipment used for handling waste and ore in storage areas.  Transport and spread tailings in storage cells.  Mobile equipment cleaning and wash bay maintenance.
    • Road maintenance (repair and maintenance) and pedestrian traffic areas.
    • Airport (maintenance and passenger transport services)
    • Concrete planning
    • Excavation and other civil engineering work.
    • Moving equipment on site
    • Fuel farm management
    • Waste management
    • Drinking and industrial water treatment systems
  • Keep information registers and write reports based on key performance indicators
  • Participate actively in the development of safe and efficient work methods and be involved in solving problems that may occur during performance.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct follow-ups on health and safety activities, such as safety meetings, joint inspections, risk assessments and incident/accident reports.
  • Supervise the personnel, evaluate performance and see to employee development
  • Ensure follow-up of workers training regarding their tasks, safety standards and company policies
  • Participate in budget preparation and ensure control of maintenance costs
  • Comply with, know and promote the regulations and company policies, especially in health and safety
  • All tasks related to his/her duties.

Training & Experience

  • Have a DSC/DEC in Civil Engineering and/or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Good computer skills: MS Office Suite, SAP an asset
  • Bilingualism, French & English (mandatory)

Skills & Competencies

  • Skills in leading, developing and engaging employees
  • Focus on continuous improvement and strategic planning
  • Open to change
  • Interest in analyzing and solving problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English

Working Conditions

  • Schedule: 14 days of work followed by 14 days off 


Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company's Web site at no later than April 17, 2024.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.