IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PRODUCTION MANAGER for our client’s location in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.


Reporting to the Production Manager are – (2) Production Foremen, (1) Mine Captain and (3) Mine Foremen.

The Production Manager is responsible for the operation of the production shaft and the service shaft as well as maintenance of same within the guidelines of the shaftman’s responsibilities.

Daily liaison with Supervisors in other departments is essential in order to avoid conflicts and potential problem areas and to coordinate production schedules with planned maintenance programs.

He/she attends Weekly Management Meetings with the Facility Manager to discuss and review development of long term plans and changes in production schedules affecting production. He/she reports on any unusual conditions which could affect the overall working plan.

He/she reviews progress on projects and the implementation of new ideas, processes and concepts that would improve mine performance.

The Production Manager initiates personnel actions such as disciplinary measures when required.

Daily, weekly and monthly mining reports are furnished to the Facility Manager.



Review and ensure incident investigations and reports related to the department are completed according to acceptable standards and in a timely fashion.

Monitor and ensure workplace planned safety inspections and tests related to the department are completed according to acceptable standards and in a timely fashion.

Monitor and ensure corrective actions related to the department and stemming from incident investigations, workplace inspections, safety audits and JOHS recommendations are responded to and completed in a timely fashion.

Promote the goal of 100 percent attendance at monthly department safety meetings, and provide logistical support to ensure quality presentations in a timely fashion

Unit cost control and efficiency through effective production, planning and scheduling of both regular (routine) and major maintenance.

Maintaining production levels through effective training and guidance of supervisory staff.

Recording and reporting operating results in order to assist plant management in adapting operations to meet current requirements and prepare long range plans.

Preparing preliminary budget figures for each fiscal year, reviewing and updating current budget for revisions.

Maintaining labour relations through the effective and proper administration of the Collective Agreement and participating in Labour/Management meetings.

Implementation of the Safety and Health Policy and Procedures, accident prevention and investigation, and organizing safety meetings on topics such as W.H.M.I.S. as required by government legislation.

Responsible for product safety, quality and legality.

All aspects of rock salt production in the required quantities and quality to meet customer demands.


Mine Engineering Degree – P Eng.

A minimum of 7 years of experience successfully leading a Mine/Production department

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in team management

Strong working experience in a mining environment

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to



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