Supervisor Shaft

Date:  Sep 5, 2023
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Job State/Province:  Saskatchewan
Job Location/Region:  Jansen

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills, and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.


Come and be a part of this success!

About Potash

BHP’s Jansen Potash Project located approximately 140 km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is BHP’s first and most advanced potash project. Jansen will add diversity and a Canadian presence to BHP’s global portfolio. Jansen’s large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.35 Mtpa.

Work Location

This role will be based at the Jansen Mine Site located in Leroy, SK initially working a 40-hour week on a Monday to Friday work schedule. Aligned with the commissioning and operation of the shafts, this role will transition into a leadership role working an equal time roster (days and nights) supervising a shaft crew.  The accountability will continue to increase to include supervision of both Jansen Shafts and the associated crews.


As this role is not eligible for accommodation in the site camp, the incumbent must live within a reasonable commuting distance of the Jansen site. BHP offers domestic relocation assistance to support the successful incumbent in transitioning, if required. Benefits offered as part of the relocation program include (but are not limited to) new home purchase assistance, temporary accommodations, home finding trip and a resettlement allowance.


Reporting to the Superintendent Shaft Operations and Logistics, the Shaft Supervisor will be part of the future Operations Team based at the Jansen Site.  The Shaft Supervisor will be part of the team responsible for the development of all necessary systems, processes, and work procedures to ensure the safe successful transition from construction to operation of the Jansen Shafts.  Once in operation, the Shaft Supervisor will lead all daily Shaft activities as planned, effectively manage employees in the department and promote safe work practices.

About the Role

In this role, you will:

  • Be part of the team developing operational work procedures and processes for the Jansen Shaft operations.
  • Support the Operational Readiness handover/transition from the Project team to BHP Operations.
  • Assist to onboard and supervise hoist operators and shaft crews to operate the Jansen shafts.
  • Be accountable for the daily operation of the shafts ensuring people, materials, and equipment are safely transported while maximizing hoisted tonnes to support the Jansen Project critical execution path.
  • Identify and assess risks, make risk informed decisions, use BHP's risk management framework, and build a risk-aware culture to support safe and productive performance outcomes.
  • Identify, engage, and manage a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leverage technology, data, and experience to evaluate problems and identify solutions.

About You

  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, and environment.
  • Trade or Operations background and/or bachelor’s degree in engineering with relevant levels of work experience in mining or construction.
  • Previous Mine Shaft operations or maintenance experience an asset.
  • Applicable experience in the mining industry, preferably potash.
  • Aptitude for translating technical documents and drawings into straightforward operator instructions.
  • Ability to anticipate, mitigate and confidently resolve potential problems within and across teams.
  • Works effectively in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to respond to tight deadlines, significant workloads, and changing priorities.
  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship-building skills, with an aptitude for collaborating with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be a compassionate people leader.
  • Demonstrated success leading a team in an industrial environment.

Application Deadline

This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST on September 24, 2023.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. 


If you are already employed directly by BHP, please log in using your BHP email address or apply via our internal jobs portal. 

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size, stability and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a best-in-class employee share program. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  


At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that’s more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognize that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity.


BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected].