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Mount Polley Mine

Mine Maintenance Supervisor (Shovel and Drill)

Mount Polley Mining Corporation

Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8
7 Jun 2017
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Job Details

Mount Polley Mining Corporation has a position available for full-time Mine Maintenance Supervisor (Shovel and Drill). MPMC is seeking an experience professional with a strong maintenance background to join our hardworking and dedicated team. Working schedule will be 7-12 hour shifts of work followed by 7 days of rest.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Reporting to the Mine Maintenance General Foreman the Mine Maintenance (Shovel and Drill) Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of Shovel and Drill maintenance including supervising trades employees, repair and maintenance of all shovels and drills on the mine site, overseeing shift safety performance including safety meetings and follow-up, writing requisitions and work orders, overhauling spare components and ensuring availability. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Job Description

Direct, coordinate and execute daily activities for personnel within the department

Plan and execute continuous improvement initiatives

 Ensure daily and weekly maintenance schedules are executed in a timely manner

Monitor and/or correct any identified obstacles that may limit the production of the crew or that may limit the availability of the equipment

Ensure all assigned work is performed and targets are achieved by applying maintenance standards while meeting all safety and environmental policies

Enter work orders for deficient conditions found during the execution of PMs and inspections performed by the crew

Close work orders with detailed comments of daily jobs

Communicate with Mine Operations and other maintenance staff regarding securing equipment for maintenance and the release of the equipment when maintenance is complete

Exchange information other related departments

Applicants should be prepared to work outside in all weather conditions

Minimum Qualifications and Preferences

High school diploma with Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic Certification

Mining experience plus a minimum of 3 years’ maintenance supervisory experience

Extensive knowledge of heavy mine equipment (Shovels and Drills)

Able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, set clear expectations, limits and accountabilities though guidance, instruction, performance standards and consistency in follow-up and appropriate feedback on performance

Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities

Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and SAP

Valid driver’s license


Competitive salary and benefits package including healthcare and RRS Plan contributions. Relocation assistance may be provided

Mount Polley Mining Corporation Attn: Human Resources fax #250.790.2613

Mount Polley Mine is not a fly-in camp. Employees are expected to find their own accommodation. Transportation to/from mine site is available from Williams Lake area. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Mount Polley Mining Corporation, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Mount Polley is an open pit copper/gold mine with a developing underground project located in south-central British Columbia. The Mount Polley property covers 18,794 hectares, which consists of seven mining leases totalling 2,007 hectares, and 43 mineral claims encompassing 16,787 hectares. 

On August 4, 2014 the tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine was breached. Since that time, the mill has been on care and maintenance. The tailings dam breach has resulted in the loss of production at the mine for an indeterminate period of time. 

Imperial is incurring costs for rehabilitation and restoration. While the precise costs of rehabilitation and restoration are presently unknown, the Company believes these costs can be managed over time, given the underlying value of the Company's assets, convertible debenture financing, current sources of liquidity, insurance proceeds and the expected cash flow from the Red Chris mine. Options for the resumption of Mount Polley operations are being studied.

Mount Polley mining crews and others have been engaged in response and recovery activities, including securing the remaining tailings within the impoundment, collecting contact water, reducing the water level in Polley Lake, and cleaning up woody debris deposited in Quesnel Lake. A program of rehabilitation and restoration in the areas affected by the breach is underway.

The Company recorded costs of $67.4 million ($43.8 million net of tax) in the September 2014 period related to the tailings dam breach. These costs include $20.3 million incurred for response and recovery as well as initial rehabilitation and restoration activities. The $67.4 million in costs also includes a $47.1 million provision for future costs related to the tailings dam breach, exclusive of estimated insurance recoveries. Insurance recoveries will be recorded when received.

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