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Hoist & Shaft - Supervisor Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

Saskatoon, SK
Vanscoy, SK

CATEGORY : Manufacturing Management


JOB ID: 2017-5809

FULL JOB TITLE: Supervisor, Hoist & Shaft

Hoist & Shaft Supervisor

If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.

Reporting to the Hoist & Shaft Superintendent, the Hoist & Shaft Supervisor is responsible for safely deploying the operating and maintenance resources to sustainably execute the mine’s short and long term operating plan.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensuring production and maintenance goals are met safety.
  • Deploy resources to ensure process safety goals are met.
  • Providing exemplary safety leadership for hoist & shaft crew.
  • Supervision of the hoist & shaft crew in the field.
  • Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others. You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modelling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan.
  • Work directly with the mine project group to schedule material movement into/out of the mine via the service hoist/shaft.
  • Work with Learning and Development to ensure proper training of operators and maintainers.
  • Work with the hoist planner to prepare a weekly schedule for maintenance activities.


  • You bring a strong commitment towards safety and foster a strong positive safety culture.
  • You have the ability to multitask and proactively manage tasks and commitments.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
  • You are accountable for your areas of operation, including all direct and indirect reports.


  • Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary education would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
  • Previous Potash work experience would be considered an asset.
  • Previous hoist and Shaft experience would also be considered an asset.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and veterans.

We believe our diverse and inclusive workforce helps us communicate effectively and adds to our business success. This is just one of the reasons Agrium has been honored as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the past eight years. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.

Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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