General Foreman, Mine Operations

Mine Operations Gibraltar Mine, BC


Position at Gibraltar Mine

Company Background and Culture


With headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, Taseko Mines Limited is a leading North American copper producer across a range of key dimensions: operational efficiency; low energy and GHG intensity, environmentally sound, socially responsible development; healthy and safe workplaces and communities.


The Company’s foundational asset is the long-life, low-cost Gibraltar copper mine (75% owned) in south-central British Columbia, for which it has won numerous environmental and safety awards for operational excellence.  Gibraltar is a state-of-the-art facility and the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada, with a 700+ person workforce.  Gibraltar produces an average of 130 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum each year, with mineral reserves sufficient for more than 20 years of future operations.


Taseko is also advancing the Florence Copper Project in Arizona – a near-term copper producer with an unparalleled energy, water and GHG profile per unit of production. Florence Copper is a unique ‘in-situ copper recovery’ project which, once operating, will significantly increase Taseko’s copper production.  Taseko expects to receive its final federal permit for the Florence Copper Project in 2022, after which construction will commence. The project will have a production capacity of 85 million pounds of copper per year over a 20-year mine life.


The Yellowhead Project is a large, long-life copper project that Taseko added to its development portfolio in 2019. Located 150km north of Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola region of BC, the Yellowhead deposit is similar to the Gibraltar deposit in size and grade. The Company is currently preparing to initiate the provincial and federal Environmental Assessment process for Yellowhead, while advancing technical and other work required to move the project towards production. 


Taseko’s strategy is to sustainably and profitably grow the company through developing our pipeline of high-quality advanced-stage mineral assets. We are looking for qualified applicants who are interested in joining our team.


Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the operation of the mine and related facilities in accordance with Gibraltar Mine’s strategic and financial objectives.
  • Maintain a disciplined and productive workforce in a unionized environment.
  • Ensuring that high standards of safety and environmental compliance are achieved as defined by the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC and other relevant government regulations, permits and in accordance with the company’s safety, health, and environmental policies.
  • Meeting commitments in tonnage and quality, waste removal, equipment, and manpower utilization.
  • Liaising with other departments to develop and implement strategies to improve efficiencies in all phases of the mining cycle.
  • Supporting technological change and operational advancements in mining processes and practices.
  • Providing quality training, support and guidelines to achieve high departmental performance standards and morale.
  • Ensuring that high standards of safety and environmental compliance are achieved.
  • Establishing a positive working relationship with Mine Engineering, Mine Maintenance, Mill and other departments.
  • Increasing your own abilities through development of personal career goals by training and by working in areas that you have not previously experienced.


Professional Experience / Qualifications / Education


  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in the mining industry.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills combined with superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • A proven track record in open pit mine operations.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mine Engineering with eligibility for Professional registration with EGBC will be considered an asset


The Community

  • Williams Lake has a population of approximately 12,000 but services nearly 25,000 as it is a central hub for many outlying smaller communities.
  • Adult recreational leagues for many popular sports including hockey, soccer, and softball.
  • A fantastic trail network for mountain biking, walking, and hiking.
  • Dozens of nearby lakes for fishing, paddling, and camping opportunities.
  • Close by cross country and downhill skiing venues.



At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education, and succession plan programs.


In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan. Should the successful candidate need to relocate to Williams Lake, the Company will pay for their relocation expenses and provide them with living accommodations for a temporary length of time.


If you are qualified for the position posted and are interested in being part of reshaping the future of Taseko Mines Limited, please contact us either through our website at