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General Foreman, Mill Maintenance

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Taseko Mines Limited
Closing Date: 
April 30, 2018
Gibraltar Mine-McLeese Lake


Taseko Mines Limited (Taseko) is a mining exploration, development and production company. Our main assets are the Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine just north of Williams Lake, the Prosperity gold-copper project, south west of Williams Lake, as well as the Harmony gold prospect on Haida Gwaii and Aley niobium prospect north west of Mackenzie, BC. At Taseko Mines we are growing our Gibraltar operations, delivering exciting new projects, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work. Our formula for success is combining a working environment and community that allows our employees and their families to thrive.



As part of our continuous growth we are currently sourcing a General Foreman, Mill Maintenance within the Mill Maintenance department at our Gibraltar Mine to complement our world class team. If you have relevant qualifications, operational experience, and a desire to improve your career and quality of life, we'd be honored to have you consider Gibraltar Mines.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Mill Maintenance, the General Foreman, Mill Maintenance is responsible for supervising a multi-shift maintenance department and partnering with the metallurgy and operations departments to safely achieve and exceed daily and weekly ore throughputs and metals extraction goals. The successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development to help achieve increased productivity and availability. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall maintenance of the 89,000 tpd crushing, conveying, concentrator and tailings systems to ensure safe and efficient operation.



  • Ensures all Mill Maintenance crews follow company and legislated safety rules and procedures
  • Oversees planning and the development of concentrator outages and the weekly maintenance schedule
  • Coordinates crews in accordance with the maintenance plan
  • Coordinates concentrator and plant maintenance downtime with maintenance department
  • Makes appropriate safety equipment available to meet department requirements
  • Ensures accident/incident investigations are completed to standard
  • Ensures safety concerns/unsafe conditions are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensures all crews follow company and legislated environmental rules and procedures
  • Achieves operating group’s environmental goals and objectives
  • Conducts monthly environmental inspections of areas of responsibility, identifies and implements corrective and preventive actions and reports back to the Superintendent
  • Manages spending within approved budget
  • Recommends staffing requirements and participates in the hiring process
  • Evaluates and conducts annual staff performance and salary reviews and provides feedback
  • Assists in resolving discipline related issues
  • Supervises and coordinates the development, delivery and documentation of maintenance training programs
  • Recommends continuous initiatives and oversees implementation of approved initiatives


  • 15 years of related experience within a base metals and/or processing environment
  • 2+ years at the General Foremen level, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Excellent facilitating and coaching skills
  • Budgeting and expense management experience
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain motivation of crews
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision


Gibraltar offers an excellent benefit package which includes competitive salary, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and relocation assistance to the Williams Lake area. Company vehicle is provided for transportation.

Williams Lake and area offers a unique combination of small city facilities, reasonably priced housing, excellent outdoor recreational opportunities and a temperate climate, all in a very central location, within easy driving distance to Kamloops, the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland.


For further information about the Company, visit our website at www.tasekomines.com; and about the Williams Lake Area and the Cariboo District visit the website www.landwithoutlimits.com