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Superintendent – Voisey’s Bay (2017-2623)

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 chec


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 Project Superintendent is to ensure that the construction of the project progresses according to plan and is completed to standards.

The Project Superintendent is to administer, direct and coordinate the activities of the mine development, construction and maintenance crews, and to coordinate and request the necessary equipment, materials, and supplies needed for the project.

The Project Superintendent is plays a critical role in all of Redpath’s activities within a project with direct responsibility for health and safety, contract performance and client relations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively supervise and coach performance by directing and coordinating all underground operations to:

    • Enhance the team’s capacity to complete planning, scheduling and execution packages.

    • Ensure supervisors pre-plan their day and are provided with contingencies

    • Work with maintenance and engineering departments to ensure daily, weekly and monthly plans are aligned

    • Comply with all prescribed legislated requirements

    • Ensure complete and accurate turnover information is provided for oncoming shift

  • Conduct frequent reviews of safety process and standard operating procedures and ensure that the safety program and all safety procedures are adhered to

  • Participate in incident/accident investigations and reporting

  • Ensure that mining activities are completed according to “Quality Plan” and “Best Practices”

  • Prepare Daily and weekly Reports for the Area Manager as directed

  • Review time reports, approve and cost code the hours of the mining crews

  • Requisition needed equipment, materials, and supplies

  • Responsible to assign resources to approved Continuous Improvement Initiatives

  • 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

    • Required Specialty Modules: Ontario Supervisory Common Core (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 15 years underground hard rock mining experience with 5 years at a second line 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

  • Requires strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

  • Requires basic computer skills


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.

  • Ensure permits are in place and lock 0ut tag out procedures are followed

  • Responsible to ensure proper use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

  • Ensure that workers are qualified and capable to safely performing the assigned work

  • Must have knowledge of the WHMIS legislation and know how to effectively use an MSDS sheet.

  • Work in accordance with local legislation


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