Underground Shift Supervisor

Delta Junction, Alaska, United States
Jun 14, 2022
Jun 24, 2022
Full Time
Northern Star Resources is the global gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centers exclusively in the tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, before climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27.

Current Reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business

Due to expansion, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an Underground Shift 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 Shift Supervisor reports to the Mine General Foreman and the primary role is to be responsible for the supervision, leadership and direction of the Underground Mining Team within the Mining Services Department.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate the daily management, control and supervision of the working areas of the underground mining operations in accordance with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations.
  • Ensure the Underground Miners understand written directions regarding mining operations and comply with the mining plan and underground designs provided by the Mining Engineers.
  • Communicate the underground production strategy for achieving the agreed daily targets of the operation and monitor, manage and review the progress with the Underground Miners on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicate the business objectives with the operations team to ensure all activities are focused on agreed outcomes.
  • Maintain close liaison with Geologists, Surveyors, Mining Engineers and Contractors to ensure mining activity is coordinated efficiently.
  • Organize and manage the shift plan as required to meet daily production and cost targets
  • Actively contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed.
  • Ensure all incidents and accidents are reported, investigated and reviewed according to policy and procedure.
  • Develop a succession plan for roles within the team.
  • Undertake a full inspection of all working areas throughout the shift as required to ensure safe operations.
  • Monitor operation of equipment e.g. speeds, availability and breakdowns and report any non-conformances or issues to the Mine General Foreman.
  • Maintain an accurate and full account of all daily mining operations, including downtime, areas mined, problems, hourly hire and incidents.

What are we looking for?

You'll be a highly organised 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:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in the mining industry, preferably underground operations.
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office, INX, etc.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain or exceed best industry practice in all mine production tasks.
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • 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 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off schedule of days, 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.

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