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Underground General Foreperson

Operations Management
BOR00000201 Requisition #
The Borden project is located near Chapleau, Ontario, approximately 160 kilometers west of Timmins. The project has the potential to further enhance the long-term economics of PGM. A pre-feasibility study has been completed to determine the optimization of a combined Borden-Porcupine operation. An Advanced Exploration permit has been received in April 2017 and the construction of a ramp was initiated at the Borden mine site. This will allow for an extraction of a 30,000 ton bulk sample and provide an underground platform for exploration drilling of a deposit that still remains open at depth and laterally. 
Underground General Foreperson
Borden Gold Project – Chapleau, ON
We are seeking an individual to ensure that the mine operates in a safe and efficient fashion, while optimizing production and minimizing costs.
The main responsibilities of the Underground General Foreperson are to:
  • Promote and adhere to Goldcorp /Borden Gold Mine’s environmental and sustainability polices.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with internal (Site Contractors) and external agencies (i.e. MOL, MOE, MASHA,).
  • Promote the principles of ownership and accountability to the Mine Department Foreman and hourly personnel.
  • Lead by example, provide guidance and motivate people to work safely.
  • Ensure Supervisors implement Borden safety initiatives, which include daily huddles, Act Twice, 5-Point Safety System, job task analysis, FLRA’s, safety meetings, etc.
  • Follow-up to MOL inspection reporting.
  • Provide on the job guidance and motivation to supervisors and crews.
  • Coach, hold to account and evaluate subordinates. Identify opportunities for improvements and implement corrective actions.
  • Ensure Supervisors have the resources (including manpower, equipment and training) in place to have the work completed safely and efficiently.
  • Guide and coach individuals towards reaching both personal and company goals.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Develop short-term and mid-term mining plan in conjunction with Engineering and Geology departments.
  • Be accountable for all financial costs in the area managed.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in a related mining discipline or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of 10 to 15 years’ experience in underground mining.
  • Completion of the Supervisory Common Core.
  • Combination of 10 –15 years production and development experience, with 10 years or more of frontline supervisory experience.
  • Very strong oral, written and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Mine Rescue experience would be an asset.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering plans and offer sound input to final design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead others.
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Mines & Mining Plants, surface and underground mine rescue training, WHMIS and Loss Control techniques.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Occupational Health and Safety Systems Management.
  • Familiarity with the various Common Core programs that are administered through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan and schedule programs and activities.
  • Demonstrate good problem solving skills.
  • Work well in a team atmosphere.
How to Apply
Applications close on Sunday, November 11, 2018. To be considered for this role, visit our website www.goldcorp.com and enter Job Number BOR00000201 to submit your application. . As an equal opportunity employer, Goldcorp is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided to support participation in the recruitment process. All properties owned by PGM are now Tobacco-Free. This includes but is not limited to all buildings, parking lots, vehicles, the surrounding wooded area, roadways, tailings, rehabilitated sites, etc. 

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