Foreman, Mine Electrical

Electrical – Mine 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


  • Ensuring that production and maintenance goals are met in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Ensuring that daily maintenance programs associated with pit equipment, crushing, milling and instrumentation are being followed.
  • Developing plans for additions and modifications to Plant, Pit, Crushing, Milling electrical and instrumentation as required.
  • Supervising “troubleshooting” of complex electrical, electronic, and pneumatic equipment.  Experience and analytical ability are necessary in this area to minimize downtime.
  • Training tradespersons and apprentices in proper maintenance procedures and safe work habits, on a daily basis.
  • Assisting mechanical maintenance personnel in co-coordinating major overhauls of equipment to reduce downtime.
  • Approving timecards, processing leave requests, scheduling vacations and conducting employee performance appraisals.


Professional Experience / Qualifications

  • 5 years previous supervisory experience.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Preference will be given to those with a minimum of 5 years of open pit mining experience relating to:
    •            G.E. Diesel/Electric drive systems.
    •            Electric mining shovels.
    •            Power distribution systems.
    •            PLC control systems.


  •    Certified Journeyman Electrician with Inter-provincial trade qualifications.

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.