Mine General Manager

Closing Date
June 20, 2020
Job Location
Red Lake, Ontario
Job Number
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Be a part of the initial leadership team to grow and operate a regionally significant new underground mine development that is rapidly becoming the future of the iconic Red Lake gold mining district in Ontario, Canada. Phase One construction and operational readiness is on schedule and on plan and Pure Gold is looking for the Mine General Manager to bring gold to life in 2020.


Directly reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the successful candidate will proactively lead the safety culture, the commissioning and operations of the Pure Gold Red Lake Mine. This leadership position will support the Pure Gold Mining strategy to build and lead a world class mine operations team.


The focus of this role will include:

  • Leads the safety and operational excellence culture of the mine
  • Manages P&L and evaluates options for increased profitability and improving mine performance
  • Executes the mine operations strategy at optimal cost and productivity without compromising long term growth ie reserves
  • Establishes relevant operational performance metrics and processes
  • Ensures performance is delivered across the mine operation
  • Prioritizes resources for optimal utilization
  • Determines sustainability strategy integrating community and the mine in a value adding manner
  • Develops and achieves annual budget
  • Ensures a business case for capital projects managing benefits vs costs
  • Builds strong working relationships with each team member both on site and within Pure Gold Mining
  • Presents regular reports and future plans to executive management
  • Builds the image of the operation by developing good external strategic partnerships
  • Directs organization energy toward achieving safe operations results in alignment with Pure Gold Mining’s values
  • Leads the development and engagement of the operations team
  • Ensures leadership bench strength now and into the future
  • Ensures top performance is delivered by every team member


Skills and Experience:

  • A university bachelor degree in mine engineering, metallurgy or related
  • 15 years mining experience, including at least 5 years at a senior management level
  • At least 5 years underground mining experience
  • Proven safety leadership skills
  • Demonstrated history of leading and mentoring teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the operations team as well as executive leadership and Board of Directors
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Previous Canadian operations experience an asset
  • Experience in successfully bringing a mining project through commissioning and into production, while managing all stakeholder requirements


Located in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario, the Municipality of Red Lake, with a population nearing 5,000, is a vibrant and friendly community and a year round outdoor recreational destination. Direct access to beautiful Canadian Shield lakes, beaches, and parks supports an active lifestyle for families including canoeing, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and world class fishing. Mining, forestry, tourism, and public sector opportunities attract a diverse workforce.  Red Lake is located approximately a 6 hour drive from Thunder Bay, Ontario and a 5 hour drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba and is supported by multiple daily flights from these major centres.


Pure Gold Red Lake Mine is an equal opportunity employer who appreciates all those interested in working on this exciting project. Please apply by sending your resume to careers@puregoldmining.ca - those short-listed will be contacted. Please reference Job Number PGM20-0028 and the job title.