Water Operations Supervisor

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
May 07, 2022
May 21, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources Limited (ASX: NST) is a global-scale Australian gold producer with Tier-1 world-class projects located in highly prospective and low sovereign risk regions of Australia and North America. Northern Star's gold mines are all world-class, low-cost, high-grade gold mines, which together have produced over 20 million ounces to date. This large inventory means a further 10 years of mine life visibility ensuring Northern Star has a long future based on its Tier-1 operations of Kalgoorlie, Jundee and Pogo. Since acquiring these operations, Northern Star has been able to significantly extend the mine life and grow the resource base of all of our mines by investing heavily in near-mine and in-mine exploration.

We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Pogo operation in Alaska for a Water Operations Supervisor on a rotational camp schedule.


  • Permanent position and extended mine-life offering job security.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses.
  • Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D insurance and other benefits such as 401k and paid leave

The Water Treatment Supervisor reports to the Operations Superintendent, and the primary role is to oversee operations of two potable water treatment facilities, industrial wastewater facilities, an STP and numerous sewer lift stations throughout Pogo Mine.

Specific Departmental Requirements

  • Provide leadership and manage the unit, make decisions, solve problems, develop procedures
  • Protect the health and safety of employees by enforcing safe work practices and health programs in accordance with company policy and regulations
  • Observe, inspect and monitor equipment, personnel, and indicators to ensure the operation and operators conform to company standards (safety, production, compliance, etc.)
  • Work closely with departments (metallurgical, safety, maintenance, environmental, mine, etc.) to ensure safety, production and compliance
  • Work to build a dynamic, functional team with company beliefs and values as the core foundation
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, 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, analyze, 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

Qualifications Required

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Must hold an AK Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Waste Water Level Two Certification
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Potable Water Treatment or be a strong supervisor with some Water Treatment Experience.
  • Current Driver's License

Desired Experience & Competencies

  • Leadership experience managing projects or teams.
  • Experience conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions, and carrying out corrective actions.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring direct reports.
  • Experience with operator training programs.
  • Familiar with Ozone, Sand Filters, Ultraviolet Disinfection, Chlorine Disinfection, Corrosion Control, Micro-filtration, Clarifiers, Filter Presses, Pumps and Pumping Systems.
  • Experience with Delta V DCS systems (SCADA).

The Details:

Working a 3 week on, 2 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: http://www.nsrltd.com/ or follow us on linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/northern-star-resources-limited/

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.