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Underground Mine Manager, Musselwhite

Date:  Jun 8, 2022

Thunder Bay, ON, CA (Canada)

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.

Reporting to the Mine General Manager, the Underground Mine Manager is responsible for the overall management of people, safety, partnerships, and production associated with the Mine Department. This position will direct tactical and strategic mining plans ensuring that departmental performance is executed in a safe and efficient manner. As a member of the Senior Management Team, this role participates in the development and delivery of the site’s strategic business plan.

Health & Safety

  • Speak up for health and safety, identify, report and address risks.
  • Wear PPE at all times while in development environment.
  • Be alert ,observe and report safety incidents and support investigations.
  • Ensure that employees and respective work areas are in compliance with all of Newmont health and safety policies and Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act in commission of job duties. 
  • Report to work physically fit.
  • Daily pre-start safety meetings.
  • Apply all standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard task procedures (STP’s) within development department. 
  • Complete safety training and certification as required by site and departmental procedure. 

Work Execution

  • To provide front-line direction to the mine crew .
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and initiate change that yields positive results in terms of safety, production and cost management in the Mine department.
  • Highly effective communication skills, organization, detailed planning and execution.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with external and internal partnerships of the Mine department.
  • A high level of flexibility to adapt to changes as necessitated by the business.
  • Strong commitment to seeking efficiency and productivity improvements.
  • Proficient computer literacy.
  • Promote the principle of ownership, accountability and mutual respect to the workforce and supervision.
  • Keep employees informed of issues that affect them, ensuring two-way communication.
  • Manage key items in all of Newmont’s management systems such as but not limited to Fatality Risk Managment, Enablon, and SAP .
  • Promote and adhere to Newmont’s Environmental, Sustainability, and Human Resources polices.
  • Develop and adhere to budgets.

Work Responsibilities

  • Ensure the underground mine operates according to company, federal, provincial and municipal standards.
  • Participate in strategic planning at the senior management level.
  • Develop and meet overall safety, production and cost targets.
  • Liaise with cross-functional teams in setting the direction and establishing the mid to long term mine plans.
  • Optimize operational assets and resources through continuous improvement.
  • Initiate, develop and implement mine policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and improving the safety performance of all employees.
  • Support and maintain value-based Safety Management System that enables a continuous process of identifying and managing hazards/risks, monitoring compliance and engaging employees.
  • Ensure JHSEC (Joint Health, Safety & Environment Committee) and employee safety concerns are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Ensure employees have the tools and systems in place to perform work safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure employees are developed to reach their full potential and meet organizational goals.
  • Implement succession plans for key employees.
  • Promote the principle of ownership, accountability and mutual respect to the workforce and supervision.
  • Keep employees informed of issues that affect them, ensuring two-way communication.
  • Manage key items in all of Goldcorp's management systems such as but not limited to SEMS, Enablon, eMesa and S.A.P .
  • Promote and adhere to Goldcorp’s Environmental, Sustainability, and Human Resources polices.
  • Develop and adhere to realistic budgets.
  • Directly supervise the Mine Coordinators .

Capability Development

  • Increase efficiency and personal productivity.
  • Strong decision making.
  • Enhancing skills on the underground operations. 
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by coordinator.
  • Meet and established performance expectations set by management.
  • Foster  collaborations 
  • Think strategically
  • Inspire the team
  • Achieve results

Environment, Social, Governance

  • Follow all procedures related to environmental sustainability
  • Assist in reporting environmental incidents and support investigations


  • Treat all colleagues, business partners and other stakeholders with respect
  • Display Newmont’s values of Safety, Integrity, Sustainability, Inclusion and Responsibility in all actions
  • Participate in capability training per departmental procedure
  • Perform employee performance assessments per company and site requirements
  • Liaise with Human Resources department to support employee engagement and wellbeing

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • The Musselwhite gold mine in northwestern Ontario is a fly-in, fly‑out operation on the southern shore of Opapimiskan Lake, about 480 kilometres (km) north of Thunder Bay in North West Ontario. An all-weather road connects the mine to the community of Pickle Lake, about 200 km to the south.
  • Musselwhite is a remote site with frequent exposure to extreme cold conditions.
  • Majority of work is performed underground in a portal/ramp access mine setting.  Access to the underground work area is via light vehicles on surface with exposure to outdoor weather
  • Work place will vary in temperature and humidity will be dependent on location in the mine and ventilation configuration.
  • Accommodation is in a camp environment near the workplace.
  • 12hr rotating shifts consisting of days and nights in alternating 14 day cycles with 14 days off each 28 day cycle
  • Operation of mechanized mining equipment, both enclosed and open cabs to perform regular mining tasks
  • Position may require traveling to and/or assisting of other domestic sites.    


  • University degree or post-secondary diploma in a technical discipline.
  • Qualifications and certifications in Common Core and Safety.  
  • Exemplary knowledge of underground mining methods, blasting, ventilation and mine services.


  • Minimum 10-15 years of underground mining experience, 5 of which at a supervisory level

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated leadership competencies with strong communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Mining Act and legislation
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of the applicable legislation and regulations for mines and mining plants. 
  • Strong business acumen and proficient computer literacy 
  • Ability to influence and inspire others, and manage cross-functional relationships.

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. 

This position is based at Newmont’s Musselwhite mine site, which is a fly-in/fly-out operation. 

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.