Dragline Production Superintendent

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 06, 2020
Oct 25, 2020
Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary

Westmoreland Mining Holdings currently has a position available for a permanent, full-time Dragline Production Superintendent at the Estevan Mine. Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for ensuring that all activities related to operations are completed in a safe and cost effective manner and in compliance with Government regulations, company policy, customer needs, and the statutory requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Mines and Environmental Regulations.

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Ensure mine operations' shift objectives are met in an economical, safe and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Provide shift supervisors with direction and support for dragline operations. Monitor production throughout shift to ensure compliance to plans and objectives.
  • Evaluate digging methods, operator techniques and overall machine productivities.
  • Develop and implement needed changes for continuous improvement and achievement of mining objectives
  • Maintain communication with the shift supervisors, dragline operators, and engineering on a regular basis. These include productivities, dig plans, operator scorecards, and specific KPI's.
  • Plan the deployment of personnel and equipment for pit operations based on mine plan objectives and current circumstances.
  • Carry out regular inspections of all mine workings to identify and correct hazards and unsafe work practices.
  • Identify training requirements for personnel on shift and coordinate with the training supervisor.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities, as required, in response to changing circumstances and the physical and economic environment of the Mine and the Company.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Mine Engineering background preferred, with at least 10 years of dragline mining experience including supervisory experience. Other combinations of education, experience, and skills may be considered.
  • Supervisory skills and experience in planning and scheduling
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and manufacturing systems
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results