Mine Superintendent (East Tennessee Mines)

Jan 02, 2020
Jul 21, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Safety, Health & Environment:

  • Promote and demonstrate safe behavior at all times and lead by example.
  • Comply with the site's standards and procedures in EHS.
  • Demonstrate effective performance in achieving agreed EHS goals in support of the department, site and company standards.
  • Demonstrates leadership in EHS through personal behaviors and conversations, and report all EHS incidents and participate in EHS initiatives, reviews and investigations.
  • Take full ownership of responsibility for the safety of all personnel, including yourself, at Nyrstar Tennessee Mines.
  • Taking an active role to insure that regulatory obligations and standards are met.

Function/ Production:

  • Ensure the mine development and operational activities are achieved to plan specifications.
  • Ensuring resources are available and utilized in an effective and efficient manner to achieve budget.
  • Ensuring costs are controlled to meet budget and where possible reduced to achieve savings.
  • Support the Operations Manager and lead mine operations to positive growth and improvement of all work activities and performance standards.
  • Have awareness for recognizing and then suggesting continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • Ensuring ongoing effective people management of staff by setting clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and development through training of employees.
  • Take a leading role in the employment and development of contractors and staff.
  • Ensuring personnel are assisted to achieve their full potential and rewarded accordingly.
  • Ensuring all employees attend work in an punctual manner, fit for work, and that correct procedures are followed in cases where absences from work may occur.
  • Maintaining a sound relationship with the Mine Technical Services department and work with the Metallurgy department in ensuring production is in line with budget/forecast.
  • Ensuring people are developed, trained and coached to obtain optimum efficiencies.
  • Ensuring that performance management and discipline are conducted to maintain optimum production and sound industrial relations.

Supervision (if applicable):

  • Demonstrated competence in coaching, succession planning mentoring and providing feedback to team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize mining activities and mining personnel to achieve results.
  • Ability to create a climate in which people want to do their best by empowering individuals and teams and by communicating a clear vision and purpose.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.

Sound methods and approaches to persuade, convince or influence others.


  • B.Sc. in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum 1 years' experience in supervision of mining operations.
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in underground hard rock mining.
  • Experience in contract management desirable.
  • Understanding of technical and operating processes relevant to mine planning and scheduling.
  • Sound understanding of mining regulation and statutory responsibilities.

Experience in supervision of maintenance (stationary and fixed) preferred.


  • Good time management and prioritization skills
  • Results driven achiever with exemplary planning and organization skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and proactive
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness and personal organization
  • Commitment to the Occupational Health and Safety principles of the business

Flexibility and willingness to assist others.

This is a full time position

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