Mill Operations Supervisor

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Apr 08, 2021
May 08, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is an Australian ASX 100 gold producer with Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star is the second largest Australian gold producer and among the top 10 gold miners globally. Northern Star continues to invest in building a strong asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration to extend the mine lives across its world-class operations and generate earning accretive value for its Shareholders through operational effectiveness

Due to expansion at our Mill, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Mill Ops Supervisor at our world-class Pogo operation in Alaska on a rotational camp schedule.

What do we offer?

  • Vibrant hub of activity on site, with the ability to be part of successful and productive team
  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses, insurances, 401k and paid leave.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.

What's the role?

The Mill Operations Supervisor reports to the Mill General Foreman, and the primary role is to supervise and instruct a mill operations crew (10-13 in size) to perform in a safe, cost effective, productive manner while protecting the environment and enhancing the morale of others within the Pogo Mill department.

Duties include:

  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, production sequences, training, etc. to meet production goals.
  • Work with operators in all facets of process training, safety, and general work practices.
  • Promote positive employee relations through effective conflict management and issue resolution.
  • Track, prepare and conduct performance evaluations, recommend promotions, and enforce company practices and regulations.
  • Investigate, analyse, and supervise the documentation of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage.
  • Generate work orders for repair or modification of operations equipment. In emergencies, off shifts, or as directed, perform or supervise completion of minor repairs.
  • Monitor and maintain all production and crew personnel records (daily production and inventory logs, timecards, evaluations, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly motivated individual who will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The specifics:

  • A minimum of five years relevant operational experience in a gold processing operation.
  • Previous leadership experience managing projects or teams is preferred.
  • Experience with Delta V Distributed Control Systems is preferred
  • Experience conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions and carrying out corrective actions
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Skilled at maintaining accurate records and logs.
  • Ability to react quickly and efficiently in emergency shutdowns and power failures
  • Ability to work in a team with a high regard for Quality and Environmental concerns with a strong commitment to Safety and Safe Production.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have good comprehension of safe operating procedures, safety rules, policies, emergency procedures, and MSHA requirements.
  • Must pass a post offer physical and drug test, as well as a background check.

The Details:

Working a 2 week on, 1 week off rotating schedule of days and nights, up to 12 hours a day or more at a remote campsite. Extreme conditions, including but not limited to extreme and changing weather conditions, dust, mud, varying levels of noise, varying degrees of light and dark, in and around artificial light and in a confined work area.

Employees are required to stay on site at the company provided camp during the work rotation. Camp facilities provide dining service, games room, exercise & weight room, sauna, and accommodation rooms. Dormitory rooms have a land line phone, great Wi-Fi & cable TV. Cell service is available through Wi-Fi. The Company provides a bus service to and from Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Tok, Alaska.

Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the Northern Star Team. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business.

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans' Employment Commitment and recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence.

Want to know more about Northern Star? Check out our website here: or follow us on linked in:

Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

Candidates living in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Delta and Tok regions will be given first consideration.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted.

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