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Shift Supervisor – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2624)

n RedPathn  Anywhere 5 Jul 2017

Job Description



Voisey’s Bay


East cost of Labrador, Canada (approximately 350 km North of Goose Bay and 35 km Southwest of Nain.


2 week in  2 week out

Shift Length:              

12 hours


Provided from airport closest to point of hire


Remote site – camp setting


J.S. Redpath Limited offers comprehensive benefits

Start Date:

Late Summer 2017

Pre-employment requirement

  • Drug test

  • Medical

  • Criminal background check


Scope of work:

JS Redpath will be the primary contractor on an underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay.  The existing open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022.  Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain Nickel and Copper and at peak production, 2.54 million tons will be mined annually.

Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 meters of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 million tons of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure.


Job Summary:

The primary role of the Shift Supervisor is to supervise a mining crew on a day-to-day basis and ensure that the tasks assigned by the Site Superintendent are completed as per instructions. The Shift Supervisor is to direct and coordinate the activities and tasks of the work crew, ensuring that all necessary resources are available and that each member of the crew is working safely.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out all directives of management. Read and sign all log books daily

  • Ensure all employees have the knowledge to work safely and efficiently by giving all employees job specific instructions on a daily basis and monitor progress

  • Ensure that all employees are properly trained to operate the equipment they will be using. If not, he will train them or arrange for training

  • Assist in work scheduling and planning. Be aware of any changes of conditions in the workplace

  • Ensure all equipment is in good repair, have broken equipment scheduled for repair and make equipment available to mechanics when it is scheduled for preventative maintenance

  • Fill out all progress reports or accident/incident reports that happen during his/her shift

  • Ensure employee safety through compliance with all safety and mine regulations, as well as company policy and regulations.

  • Conduct daily pre-shift meetings to ensure employees are informed of safety and production concerns

  • Communicate routinely and effectively with the Mine Manager and other supervisory personnel as required

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


Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ontario Hard Rock Underground Common Core – Full Basic (or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)

  • Ontario Basic Underground Hard Rock Front Line Supervisor(or other provincial equivalent) (preferred)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)

  • Post-Secondary education in a mining related discipline or equivalent experience (preferred)

  • Minimum of 10 years underground hard rock mining experience with 5 years at the Supervisory level

  • Must understand responsibilities of leadership

  • Advanced understanding of mine regulations pertaining to task

  • Ability to conduct risk assessment of specific task

  • Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety and Mines Regulations

  • Ability to lead through example

  • Requires strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

  • Requires basic computer skills

  • Working knowledge of all production equipment

  • Ability to multi task and work effectively

  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently


Health and Safety:

  • Have the authority and responsibility to maintain a safe and efficient working environment

  • Follow Company and Client health and safety standards and report all unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor

  • Responsible for the use and maintenance of all safety equipment, i.e. PPE, lanyards, warning signs and labeling, according to company rules and applicable legislation.


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