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Open Pit Superintendent

Date:  Jul 14, 2021
Location: 

Timmins, 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.

Dimensions

 

  • Responsible for overall performance of open pit performance and equipment availability
  • Review and follow ~ $70M annual operating budget

 

Pit

  • 3 direct reports, 9 indirect supervisory reports and 118 Indirect hourly reports

 

Asset Management

  • 1 direct Report, 4 Indirect supervisory reports and 41 indirect hourly reports

Purpose

 

  • Management of safety, costs, production and resources associated with Open Pit operations.
  • Co-ordinate mid and long-term mining activities and projects ensuring optimization of resources.
  • Assist with strategic planning at the senior management level.
  • Develop employees providing training, guidance, mentoring and succession planning.

Essential Duties

 

  • 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.
  • Develop and implement succession plans for key employees.
  • Promote the principle of ownership, accountability and mutual respect to the workforce and Supervision.
  • Conduct interviews and select staff and hourly employees for hire.
  • Keep employees informed of issues that affect them, ensuring two way communication.
  • Apply Employee Improvement Action plan as required with hourly and staff personnel.
  • Work proactively with the local Union to ensure CBA is followed.
  • Provide leadership on the implementation of Fatality Risk Management. Provide and support coaching and mentoring of supervisors, employees and contractors in the use of Fatality Risk Management and Critical Control Verifications during field observations.
  • Meet overall safety targets showing year over year improvement.
  • Act as the management open pit representative on the JHSC.
  • Responsible for development, monitoring and improvement of safety performance for all operations employees.
  • Support and maintain value based Safety Management System that enables a continuous process of identifying and managing hazards/risks, monitoring compliance and following up with employees.
  • Review and guide contractors to ensure they have the trained personnel, equipment, information and motivation to work safely.
  • Promote and adhere to Newmont environmental and sustainability polices.
  • Complete weekly/monthly safety tours.
  • Ensure compliance to safe operating conditions and practices, proper communication protocols and equipment visibility and pre inspections.
  • Review of new policies and procedures.
  • Manage operations to comply with Best Management Plan and address community feedback to minimize adverse impacts on the surrounding community.
  • Liaise with all support departments in setting the direction and establishing the mid- to long-term mine plan.
  • Support pit projects, from the construction phase through to production, meeting schedule, cost, CSR and people objectives.
  • Optimize operational assets and resources through continuous improvement.
  • Oversee the efficiency of the open pit operations through optimization of the Minestar dispatch system and Surface Manager drilling program.
  • Ensure production and costs are as good as or better than plan.
  • Prepare monthly reporting for end of month cost reviews.
  • Practice financial discipline and oversight.
  • Assist with the completion of realistic and efficient budgets and forecasts.
  • Establish relationships with external agencies (i.e. MOL, MOE, MASHA, and USWA).
  • Participate in strategic planning at the departmental and senior management level

 

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

Training & Experience

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent discipline related experience for the position.
  • 5-10 years Open Pit mining experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory level with exposure to senior supervisory roles and duties.
  • Able to read engineering plans with a good understanding of ground control and mine planning
  • Good knowledge of open pit and drilling/blasting techniques. 
  • Good working knowledge of all open pit, procedures and maintenance requirements.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Good financial knowledge and skills.
  • High learning agility.

Working Conditions

 

  • This position is located at Hollinger Pit, part of Newmont's Porcupine Mine Site near Timmins, ON.
  • In this role, you will work a 5x2 schedule.  As such, if you do not live near the site, we will require you to relocate.

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.