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Superintendent, Integrated Mine Planning

Rio Tinto
April 13, 2021
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Superintendent, Integrated Mine Planning

  • Be part of a group that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Join our global leading business offering outstanding personal development & global career opportunities
  • Permanent employment which includes a huge range of additional benefits
  • Located at the Diavik Mine Site in the Northwest Territories

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Superintendent of Integrated Mine Planning responsible for overseeing underground and surface planning, drill and blast, ventilation, underground geotechnical, and survey functions. This role will work closely with the processing team to ensure an integrated mine plan is achieved.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with a good understanding of surface and underground mining and planning to bring together various groups and ensure underground and surface operations are successful.

In addition to paying competitively and providing great benefits packages, we want you to live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family. And because of our size and scale, there are many opportunities to learn, grow and do more than you ever thought possible. Every hour of every shift, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. We do the work only if it is safe, and we invest to make sure every member of the team has the quality tools they need to do their job.

Reporting to the Manager, Diavik Technical, located at Lac de Gras Mine Site, you will work 12 hours per shift on a 3 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotational schedule in the interim with the potential that this changes to a 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation in the future, once the COVID-19 pandemic normalizes. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing the Integrated mine planning team, consisting of senior engineers, engineers, technicians, and surveyors
  • Short and mid range planning processes in surface and underground mining
  • Drill and blast functions in surface and underground mining
  • Underground ventilation and geotechnical programs
  • Mentoring and developing the Integrated Mine Planning team
  • Ensuring Diavik is compliant with all relevant legislation and the Rio Tinto Underground Safety Standards (D1)
  • Support the Rio Tinto Critical Risk Management system
  • Leadership within the Diavik Technical department

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Mining Engineering degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Registered or ability to be registered with NAPEG
  • 10+ years in open pit and/or underground mine engineering
  • Experience supervising technical staff
  • Experience in operational roles
  • Experience with Open Pit mining, Sub-Level Retreat and Open Stoping with Cemented Rockfill is preferred

Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the DDMI Participation Agreement Groups and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territories. Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

What we offer

Be recognized for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • Career development to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • A competitive compensation
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical programs, pension and savings plans
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you’ll be working

Located in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Diavik Diamond Mine is a producer of gem-quality diamonds. At Diavik, a strong focus is placed on protecting the local environment, as well as supporting communities through employment and education.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close on May 3, 2021 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date)

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