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Mine General Foreman / Forewoman

Position Profile


Job Title: Mine General Foreman / Forewoman

Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia (Wolverine Mine)

Language of Work: English

Start Date: When filled

Schedule / Terms of Employment: This is full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position.

Primary Purpose

The Mine General Foreman / Forewoman will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the mine in a safe and efficient manner to achieve established production objectives within approved budgets, company guidelines and legal requirements.

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

Three 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.

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 of “Our Kids” at a Bolivian Orphanage and the Vancouver 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.


  • Oversee, plan and coordinate the mining operations to achieve safe, productive, and cost-effective results.
  • Ensure maximum safety and efficiency throughout the mine.
  • Provide input on mine budgets and monitor costs of supplies and equipment.  Monitor performance against budgeted targets in terms of output and cost.
  • Maintain awareness of all applicable federal, provincial and local regulations and ensure compliance.
  • Supervise scheduling of all personnel and equipment to achieve high productivity.
  • Ensure the safe operation of the mine through personal example, support of safety programs, and development of effective plans and procedures.
  • Select and hire personnel as needed and provide development opportunities for all employees.  Comply with personnel guidelines and procedures; conduct appraisals and recommend training, development, and promotions.
  • Encourage support for positive employee relation’s activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • A BS in Mining Engineering or related discipline is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in surface coal mining is required.

Technical Competencies and Skills

  • Work with the General Manager and engineering to devise effective mine plans that meet or exceed mine production budget levels in a safe, cost-effective manner.
  • Work with the General Manager to improve mine health, safety and productivity.
  • Ensure all mine activity meets or exceeds all statutory requirements for health, safety and environmental.
  • Work with maintenance department  for all planning and scheduling of equipment to insure optimal availability and reduce downtime.
  • Ensure that equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner without damage or unnecessary delays.
  • Continuously monitor and correct any delay issues that negatively impact meeting mine objectives.
  • Oversee Pit Shifters role to ensure all operations are meeting their shift and daily safety and production goals.
  • Monitor and lead all aspects of operational activities, from drilling to reclamation, to meet the Company’s budget and statutory requirements.
  • Monitor deficiencies and prioritize with Training department to address and mitigate concerns.
  • Manage and monitor daily operator assignments to meet the Company’s daily budget targets.
  • Work with HR to manage the daily attendance requirements including all absenteeism requirements.
  • Continuously seek to minimize employee overtime but achieve the production goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and continuously seek to improve employee morale.
  • Lead, monitor and approve all investigations with a definite focus on root cause and prevention.
  • Continuously seek, encourage and foster methods to improve health, safety and productivity improvements.

Leadership and Problem-Solving Capability

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Proven initiative and self-motivation.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and within established timelines.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize assignments.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Lead by example to maintain high standards of conduct at workplace.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
  • Be consistent and fair in decision making process.
  • Proven conflict management skills.

Work Location / Travel

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

Wage and Benefits

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

Conuma Coal Resources is an equal opportunity employer.


Application Process

September 16, 2020

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