Foreman, Mine Maintenance

Mine Maintenance 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


  • Ensure direct reports have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and have the resources available to accomplish outcomes.
  • Consistently apply employee engagement tools to achieve and maintain fully competent and strongly engaged employees.
  • Establish strong working relationships with interdepartmental peer group.
  • Communicate and execute maintenance plans and schedules in a cost-effective manner.
  • Inform, motivate and coach employees to achieve and sustain optimal output capacity.
  • Ensure safety standards of supervised employees are met by holding monthly safety meetings, completing required shift cycle tours, reviewing procedures and through visible safety leadership.
  • Execute and reinforce the health and safety program.
  • Complete all reports and investigations within the assigned time period.
  • Consistently set and communicate priorities.
  • Create and maintain a positive working relationship with employees and personnel in other departments.
  • Monitor equipment status and accurately use the CSM system to perform daily duties.
  • Ensure direct reports are performing jobs to plan and that daily maintenance targets are on plan.
  • Report plan progress and variances to Supervisor daily and follow-up with direct reports as required.
  • Ensure environmental compliance with all permitting and reporting requirements.


Professional Experience / Qualifications


  • At least 3 years’ progressive supervision experience.
  • Solid understanding of Maintenance planning and processes.
  • Knowledge of Mining Operations and experience working in a shop environment as well as with mobile equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and supervise.
  • Solid written, verbal and group presentation skills.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Red Seal Trade Qualification and demonstrated technical performance.


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.