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Mine Foreman in Weeks Island at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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Mine Foreman
This position's objective is to direct and supervise a unionized labour force of between 10 and 25 employees per shift on a 2 to 3 shift basis, in the safe and cost efficient method of mining and hoisting of salt.
The Mine Foreman is reporting directly to the Mine Manager. There are no salary positions reporting to the Mine Foreman.


  • Supervise the hoisting and mining of rock salt in sufficient quality and quantity to ensure continued production.

  • Ensure continued production by proper and just application of the Company/Union Agreement and to use discipline when necessary.

  • To provide for the well being of the employees under his supervision by training and proper work procedures, by maintaining housekeeping objectives in compliance with government regulations, company programs and policies.

  • Safety:

  • Review and ensure incident investigations and reports related to the department are completed according to acceptable standards and in a timely fashion.

  • Monitor and ensure workplace planned safety inspections and tests related to the department are completed according to acceptable standards and in a timely fashion.

  • Monitor and ensure corrective actions related to the department and stemming from incident investigations, workplace inspections, safety audits and JOHS recommendations are responded to and completed in a timely fashion.

  • Promote the goal of 100 percent attendance at monthly department safety meetings, and provide logistical support to ensure quality presentations in a timely fashion. All aspects of Rock Salt mining and hoisting in the required quantities and quality to meet customer demands.
  • 3 - 6 years of mining experience, preferred at least one of those years in a supervisory position. Working experience in Underground Salt.

  • High school degree required. College courses is a plus.

  • Ability to supervisor and motivate a team.

  • Knowledgeable in  Mining regulations.

  • Able to multi-task and work under stressful situations.

  • Demonstrates ability to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors.

  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel.  SAP experience a plus.


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