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Do you want to live amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America and enjoy hiking amongst some of Canada’s largest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides? Our client is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of coal for the global steel industry located in Northeast British Columbia and has a great opportunity for you. Our client is seeking a full time, permanent, experienced Pit Shifter. If you feel you could excel at this opportunity please apply below. 
This is a safety sensitive position.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Mine Foreman to devise effective crew mine plans that meet or exceed daily production targets levels in a safe and cost-effective manner
  • Optimize crew and operator placement to ensure all daily production targets are met
  • Continuously monitor throughout the shift operations and make adjustments as conditions change
  • Work with and assist the Efficiency Engineers and mine site trainers to achieve targeted objectives
  • Identify and communicate operator deficiencies to the Mine Foreman with the goal to improve their role and effectiveness to meet the Company’s goals and objectives
  • Implement and monitor daily operator assignments making adjustments as necessary to meet the Company’s daily budget targets
  • Monitor and report the daily attendance requirements including all absenteeism
  • Accurately record employee time and payroll information
  • Monitor and continuously seek to improve employee morale 
  • Daily monitor coal quality pit practices to ensure they adhere to company policy as outlined in the Company’s coal quality program
  • Manage the daily, weekly and monthly coal quality audit records
  • Manage that each coal pit achieves the desired coal quality while maximizing the direct ship and minimizing high ash (pit cleanings)
  • Lead all investigations with a definite focus on root cause and prevention
  • Lead and participate in action teams to continuously seek improvements for health, safety, and productivity for all mine activity
  • Use the Misom system as a tool to monitor and manage the daily production and meet or exceed daily production requirements
  • Encourage and assist all equipment operators in the use and understanding of the Misom system
  • Encourage and assist drillers to use and understand the Drill Terrain system
  • Ensure all mine activity meets or exceeds all statutory requirements for health, safety and environmental
  • Work with maintenance department for all planning and scheduling of equipment to ensure optimal availability and reduce downtime
  • Ensure that equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner without damage or unnecessary delays

Candidate Qualifications 
  • Valid BC Shift Boss Certificate
  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in an open-pit mining environment. 
  • Technical competency in mine operations standards, policies, procedures and processes
  • Ability to take full responsibility with minimum supervision for safety, production and quality of mine operations
  • Ability to interpret drill plans and effectively communicate to drill and blast work group
  • Detailed knowledge of mine equipment safety standards
  • Understanding of short and long-term planning objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity
  • Possess strong problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during hectic periods
  • A positive attitude and customer focused approach
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
  • Be an excellent team player with ability to act with good judgment, diplomacy, tact, and discretion
  • Mediation/dispute resolution skills are an asset
  • Proven ability to build and sustain strong working relationships, internally and externally
  • Be an excellent ambassador for the company and set a great example for other employees
  • Schedule: 12-hour shifts, (7 days on / 7 days off) 2x 30-minute breaks per shift

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