Electrical Superintendent

Campbell River, British Columbia
As per market standards.
Mar 28, 2021
May 27, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

Electrical Superintendent

Myra Falls mine, situated in Strathcona Provincial Park, 90kms southwest of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has been operational since 1965 and employs 450 employees and contractors. The mine has a lifespan of over ten years. It is ramping up production to over 800,000 metric tonnes of zinc, lead and copper ore per annum, key commodities in the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The Myra Falls mining operation was previously owned by leading global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar. Following the company’s financial restructuring in 2019, Trafigura became a majority shareholder, and the mine is now part of the Trafigura Mining Group portfolio. Trafigura Mining Group’s assets extend across Europe, Africa, North America, and Latin America, ranging from wholly owned facilities to joint ventures and minority investments.

Trafigura is a leading provider of the key commodities that power and develop our world, with international operations comprising 8,619 employees in 88 offices across 48 countries. For almost three decades, Trafigura has been connecting its customers to the global economy, growing prosperity by advancing trade. Trafigura sources, stores, blends, and delivers a range of raw materials, including oil and refined products and metals and minerals to customers around the world and has recently established a Power and Renewables Trading division.

The trading business is supported by industrial investments and assets, including majority ownership of global zinc and lead producer Nyrstar; a significant shareholding in global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management.

Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, increasing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD147 billion in 2020.

We are looking to hire an Electrical Superintendent, Reporting to the Mine Operations Manager. The Electrical Superintendent will be responsible for managing the Electrical maintenance team and resources to ensure we meet budgeted availability and cost. Promote continuous improvement by driving ongoing change in levels of safety, productivity, cost, and quality.


  • Complete electrical designs, specifications, estimates, scope for various capex projects ensuring compliance with codes and standards.
  • Supervise, review, and approve electrical design(s).
  • Establish policies, procedures, and methods to insure safe electrical construction and erection work on all projects, monitor compliance.
  • Major electrical equipment specification, purchase, and replacement.
  • Assist with Electrical Recertification and Training.
  • Work with approval on all components and keep records current and in compliance.
  • Document and record layouts and drawings of all Operations Systems
  • Track and update all required licenses for controls networks software and hardware to ensure Compliance, as well as individual company requirements such as licensing, etc.
  • Develop continuous improvement of the maintenance and electrical resources.
  • Develop, implementing, and monitoring predictive and preventive maintenance programs for maintenance and electrical systems and equipment.
  • Provide leadership, technical expertise and business perspective in all areas pertaining to maintenance and electrical matters.
  • Responsible for reviewing design, managing, and coordinating maintenance and electrical system expansions to provide appropriate capacity, orderly growth, reliability, maintainability, and expandability.
  • Develop programs for reliability improvements and for cost reductions.
  • Technical decision making and directing, and advising application of Company Specifications in design, equipment specification, and testing for systems.
  • Reporting to the Leadership Team on reliability, technical, and issues involving equipment and systems.
  • Communicating effectively with the operations and engineering groups, along with a wide range of personnel from various sites.


  • Ability to utilize safety management systems and programs
  • Ability to enforce environmental responsibility.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong direct supervisory/management skills and abilities.
  • Ensure all aspects of budget are achieved in a sustainable manner.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree is preferred, a trade ticket and suitable experience would also be considered.
  • Minimum ten (10) years operational experience as an Electrical Engineer, Electrical Manager and/or Maintenance Manager in an underground mining setting.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of direct supervision and/or management experience in an active mining and/or large-scale project development setting.
  • Experience in electrical power and control wiring, underground power distribution, transformations, PLC/HMI programming and control, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational, coordination skills and abilities.
  • Strong direct supervisory/management skills and abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Access, etc.
  • Strong understanding of all types of engineering drawings, as well as AutoCAD knowledge and experience.
  • Experience in supervision/management of construction and service contractors.
  • Practical approach to engineering designs with a “Hands-On” approach to design and construction.
  • Experience generating all power with hydro and diesel.

We offer a comprehensive compensation package.

Trafigura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If accommodations are required, please notify us upon scheduling an interview. Thank you for your interest in Trafigura Myra Falls Operations.

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