Superintendent, Mill Maintenance

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Date Posted: 11/1/2021

Location: Mount Milligan, BC, Canada

Reference No.: 2021-1932

Position Type: Fulltime

Reporting to the Mill Maintenance Manager, the Mill Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for guiding and directing all Mill maintenance activities. The successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development to help achieve increased productivity and availability.

The incumbent will be responsible for all disciplines of maintenance, including: Mechanical, Electrical, and Process Control. Specific areas of responsibility include but not be limited to, maintenance of the primary gyratory crusher, connecting conveyor belts, secondary pebble crushers, a 40’ gearless motor drive SAG Mill, two Ball mills, all equipment in the concentrator, and downstream to the tailings area, pumps and pipelines.


  • Ensures that the workforce follows Company and legislated safety rules and procedures.
  • Achieves the operations’ health and safety goals and objectives.
  • Provides content for, monitors and maintains effective pre-shift and monthly safety meetings.
  • Makes appropriate safety equipment available to meet department requirements.
  • Ensures accident/incident investigations are completed to standard.
  • Ensures safety concerns/unsafe conditions are addressed.
  • Coordinates multi-shift operations in accordance with the maintenance plan.
  • Coordinates concentrator and plant maintenance downtime with the Mill Operations department.
  • Develops and recommends operating procedures.
  • Maintains maintenance operating standards.
  • Generates shift reports and month end reports on maintenance performance variances.
  • Develops and manages spending within approved budget.
  • Approves maintenance spending up to authorized Company limits.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with accounting procedures.
  • Recommends staffing requirements and participates in the hiring process.
  • Conducts and evaluates staff performance and salary reviews.
  • Assists in resolving discipline-related issues and employee relations.
  • Coordinates and supervises the development, delivery and documentation of maintenance training programs.
  • Recommends continuous improvement Initiatives and oversees implementation of approved initiatives.


Skills / Experience / Education:

  • 15 years of progressive experience within a base metals and/or processing environment.
  • 7-10 years of leadership experience, including developing and mentoring staff.
  • Preferred. a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline is preferred. Significant experience will be considered as an alternative.
  • Strong background in electrical and process control systems essential.
  • Requires excellent written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Possess the confidence and experience to participate and effectively contribute to the leadership team.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use integrated maintenance management systems.
  • Management of special projects and sub-contractors.
  • Experience in project coordination and demonstrated ability to make sound project decisions.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies required to build a strong employee culture.
  • Experience working within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent health, safety and environmental awareness and compliance with all relevant policies and procedures.


Working Conditions:

This position is based at the Mine site where camp accommodations will be provided. The work rotation is fourteen (14) days on and fourteen (14) days off shift pattern.

The Company is committed to high quality safety, environmental and continuous improvement practices and applicants should be able to demonstrate shared values in these areas.


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package in line with qualifications and experience.

We thank all interested candidates; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Centerra Gold is an equal opportunity employer.