Process Operations Superintendent

Date:  May 25, 2023

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.


  • Reports directly to Manager, Process Operations and Asset Management.
  • Supervises Mill Operations teams.
  • Replaces Mill Manager if required.
  • Located at the Porcupine site in Timmins Ontario Canada.


The Superintendent provides leadership to the Mill Operations teams, as well as:

  • Ensures the safe and efficient operation of the crushing plants, mill, refinery, and tailings facilities to meet or exceed safety, production, costs and recovery targets.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable safety and environmental regulations, company policies and standards, as well as with the Cyanide Code.
  • Participates in the budget development, reserves and business planning processes. 
  • Ensures targets are set, communicated, and monitored for performance. Re-aligns team as required to achieve targets.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Works collaboratively with Union to maintain Collective Agreement.

Safety and Environmental Compliance

  • Responsible for the monitoring and improvement of safety performance for employees and contractors working in the crushing plants, mill, refinery, and tailing facilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring the crushing plants, mill, refinery, and tailing facilities remain in compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, applicable Environmental Regulations and the Cyanide Code.
  • Responsible for ensuring implementation and compliance of the Fatality Risk Management program and standards within team. Conduct critical control verifications.
  • Responsible for the operation of the tailing disposal and effluent treatment facilities to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and the tailing management plan. Initiates corrective action when required.
  • Responds to emergency situations and unusual operating conditions to ensure the safety of personnel and limit potential negative impacts on production, environment and costs.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping in all areas within the crushing plants, mill, refinery and tailing areas. 
  • Ensure that all employees and contractors are properly trained and inducted as well as working safely and in compliance with safety policies and procedures and all relevant safety legislation.
  • Promotes and monitors the utilization of the change management process to ensure the safe design and implementation of changes.
  • Participates in the development of Health and Safety action plans and conducts a monthly Joint Health and Safety Tour with the mill JHSC representative. 
  • Promotes and monitors the utilization of the incident reporting and accident investigation systems. Ensures proper reporting.
  • Ensures adequate and timely follow-up for all safety action items. 

Personnel Management


  • Participates in the hiring process for both staff and bargaining unit employees within the department to ensure that new hires have the skills, qualifications and competencies required of them to become a contributing member of the mill team.
  • Sets objectives and development plans for reports, coaches and periodically reviews performance. 
  • Ensure that employees are kept informed of safety, production, and cost performance statistics, to encourage growth and participation in potential improvements to each KPI.
  • Identifies candidates and focuses training and employee development geared towards succession planning.
  • Participates in the Progressive Discipline Process and grievance procedures as required. Ensures compliance with the CBA.
  • Provides a coordination and planning link between the training department to ensure personnel are trained according government regulatory requirements, the CBA and as special needs arise.

Planning and Operational Excellence

  • Participates in the budgeting, reserves, and business planning processes.
  • Leads the daily mill short interval control meetings.
  • Monitors key performance indicators and implement changes to correct unsatisfactory performance. 
  • Plans and implements strategies to maximize gold production at minimum operating costs.
  • Liases with various departments to work through challenges, share best practices and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Through workplace inspections, interactions, and improvement programs, develops modifications to mill equipment, procedures, and policies to improve safety, increase throughput and reduce costs. Ensures that modifications will be cost effective. 
  • Works closely with Maintenance and Electrical General Forepersons, and Senior Projects Engineer as well as other support functions on enhancement projects and initiatives that will yield benefits. Ensures timely execution of these initiatives. 
  • Responsible for ensuring all metallurgical accounting functions are accurately completed while ensuring data integrity, traceability and transparency of the process. 
  • Ensure mill reconciliation falls within acceptable limits and investigates and implements improvements as required.
  • Responsible for optimization of equipment utilizations, rates, throughput, and recovery.
  • Monitors operational costs and identifies and implements cost reduction initiatives.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the IRP’s for required capital expenditures.
  • Leads team through the proper project management processes and change management processes.
  • Ensure the operation has the required level of technical support for troubleshooting of operational problems, or for operational enhancements/excellence.
  • Identify and evaluate capital projects aimed at improving efficiencies and or reducing costs. Assist with the commissioning and transition from project phase to operations.

Training & Experience


  • A recognized University Degree in Mineral Processing or Chemical Engineering.
  • Other education and training may be considered.



  • 8 to 10 years of experience in mineral processing, of which a minimum of 3 years must be in a production environment. Gold processing experience is an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated high focus on safety and environmental protection.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, able to identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong technical background and good working knowledge of milling procedures, methods and mill optimization.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and strive in a fast paced and high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to execute plans and hold self and others accountable for their performance and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems and make sound business decisions. 
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions

This position is site based in Timmins, ON
The schedule is 4 days on 3 days off

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!

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  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.  Newmont may update its vaccination requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.

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