Mine Operations Supervisor
Conuma Resources
Tumbler Ridge, BC, CA
4d ago

Position Profile


Job Title: Mine Operations Supervisor

Location: North East British Columbia

Schedule / Terms of Employment: 12-hour shifts, (7 days on / 7 days off) 

Please be aware no camp facilities are available.

Primary Purpose

Reporting to the Mine Superintendent, the Mine Operations Supervisor's primary purpose is to supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of all mine operations personnel to optimize utilization of resources and achieve overall mine operations production objectives.


  • Responsible and experienced worker in charge of other employees within their crew/shift. The lead hand plays an intermediate role between employees and supervisors. Reports directly to the site supervisor/Foreman.
  • Responsible for the smooth and safe operation of their team, helping the employees to meet goals and mediating concerns with upper management.
  • Coordinates the team and is responsible for applying policies and procedures.
  • Involved with and supportive of, disciplinary actions brought about by supervisors.
  • Ensure that the work schedules are correctly implemented and that jobs are assigned effectively and completed properly.
  • Evaluation of quality of work of team members, organizing crew tasks, maintaining work standards.
  • Resolving issues between team members.
  • Mentoring new employees and apprentices.
  • Promotes a safe work environment and is responsible for the safety of their crew.
  • Understand the legal liability of this role and any related occupational and safety laws.
  • Certain their team members comply with safety regulations, identify a need for safety training, complete an initial safety and hazard assessment, participate in accident investigations, and see to timely resolution of safety concerns.
  • Accountable for their team’s ability to meet production goals. - Follow the daily production plan assigned from the Production Supervisor.
  • Identify requirements for specific materials, tools or equipment and communicate these requests to the appropriate person.
  • Informs their supervisor of any scheduling conflicts and assists in resolving them.
  • Understanding the need to prioritize work schedules to meet goals.
  • Other tasks as the need arises.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Valid BC Shift Boss Certificate.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an open pit mining environment.  
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with clean abstract.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects and manage time
  • Strong coaching and motivational talent
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Well versed in statutory mining regulations and regulatory agency structures
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimal supervision for safety, production and quality, and haul operations. 
  • Ability to build strong working relationships, internally. 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Quick learner and adaptable to an ever-changing environment
  • Mine equipment safety standards.
  • Preparation of work schedules and performance reports.
  • Understanding of short- and long-term planning objectives.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Knowledge of mine equipment safety standards.
  • Competence in the maintenance and servicing of mobile mining equipment.
  • Competence in the operation and maintenance of a maintenance facility and the tools and equipment involved.
  • An understanding of short and long term planning objectives with the ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to mentor employees and possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong problem-solving ability, with particular attention to the details.
  • Computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Stress management and time management skills.
  • Literacy skills including the ability to read manuals and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to act and make decisions with integrity, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Conflict resolution skills are an asset.
  • Coordinate input from various sources as to equipment status and make technically sound decisions.
  • Have a proven ability to motivate employees to work safely and achieve operational targets.
  • Build strong working relationships with employees and contractors and demonstrate integrity, empathy, sincerity and respect.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity;
  • Having strong motivation; 
  • Visible team player at workplace;  
  • A positive attitude; 
  • Ability to prioritize;
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace;
  • Be respectful;
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to the position and the organization;
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics; and
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process;
  • Proven conflict management skills

Work Location / Travel

  • Employee transportation is provided.
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available. Conuma believes in supporting our local communities by promoting them as a place for our employees to call home, not just a work place.

Wage and Benefits

Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching and extended healthcare upon joining.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern BC, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Five time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees. Safety is not a goal to be achieved, it is our standard of expectation.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support The Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.

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