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Human Resources Manager

Position Profile


Location: Brule Mine, Chetwynd, BC

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is a full time (40 hours/week), permanent position

Primary Purpose

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible coordinating for the following as well as other related duties assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of Brule Mine while achieving the business objectives of Conuma Coal.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry.  In 2016, Conuma acquired Walter Energy’s Canadian assets, which consisted of three metallurgical coal mines in northeast British Columbia. These mines now make up the company’s Canadian operations. The company is well-positioned to meet the world’s growing demand for metallurgical coal products. With ready access to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Conuma is able to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement established programs such as the performance review cycle and compensation review cycle for operations
  • Implement individual and HR team projects such as reward and recognition, retention, and career development programs
  • Build and maintain relationships between operations and Human Resources to create awareness and understanding of HR strategies and philosophies
  • Work collaboratively with all operations, leading and/or partnering on the communication and implementation of new HR programs and initiatives
  • Provide information and advice regarding workforce planning, employee relations, workplace issues, workplace health and safety, and HR related legislation
  • Keep current with changes to legislation such as Human Rights Act, Privacy Act, Employment Standards, and Health and Safety legislation
  • Conduct exit interviews, identifies key issues and trends and makes recommendations for improvement as appropriate
  • Monitor key HR metrics to identify operational level trends and strategic issues requiring action planning
  • Monitor the employee experience throughout the operations to identify employee relations issues and opportunities, recommend ideas and actions
  • Ensure the disability management for the operations including short-term and long-term in consultation with the regional HR manager
  • Implement and evaluates human resources policies and programs against operational and employee needs
  • Promote the corporate culture and values
  • Ensure consistent and fair application of policies
  • Liaise with supervisors to provide constructive discipline documentation and ensures proper processes are followed and records kept
  • Manage all aspects of HR administration: new hires, benefits enrollment, tracking probations, new employee orientations, collection of survey information, vacation, in lieu days, etc.
  • Liaise with Accounting on payroll changes and personnel records
  • Work with supervisors and managers to determine recruitment requirements for operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in Human Resources Generalist role. Will consider other training and experience deemed equivalent
  • Degree/diploma in Human Resources Management. Equivalent experience and training will be considered
  • Completed or working towards a CHRP designation
  • Knowledge of legislation pertaining to employment

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio
  • Familiar with Human Resource Management Systems, experience with ADP People@Work and Pay@Work preferred
  • Maintaining confidentiality is requirement of position
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of files, personal information, and other matters, as appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including ability to effectively communicate and interact with all individuals with integrity, empathy and sincerity
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during hectic periods
  • Ability to set example for rest of employees
  • Teamwork
  • A positive attitude and customer focused approach
  • Good judgment, diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to prioritize

Work Location / Travel

Conuma’s properties are located in Northeast BC, 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, First Nations Bands and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock climbing opportunities. Local amenities include medical centres, retail and grocery stores, bars and restaurants with events held through the year. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with vastly reduced costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.

  • Employee bus transport is available from Tumbler Ridge / Chetwynd
  • Please be aware no camp facilities are available 

Wage and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to mentioning the job title you are applying for in the subject line, and indicating your authorization to work in Canada (work permit, permanent resident or Canadian).


Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer


Application Process

To apply to this position please send your cover letter and resume to:

January 18, 2019

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