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iROC Operational Lead

We are currently seeking iROC Operational Lead(s) to join our iROC Control Center team in Sudbury, Ontario. On a 12 month contract. You will be working on a 5-4 12-hour shift schedule, days and nights. As an iROC Operational Lead, you will monitor, develop and support the execution of planned work across our integrated mining and processing operations by collecting and analyzing real-time data, prioritizing critical work and recovery plans and assisting our front line workforce at site to drive our mining operations productivity and safety. The iROC operational leads support various mines by addressing in-shift delays and providing data to enable problem solving.


  • Follow Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • Understands the key stakeholders at the site and engages them as directed by the iROC Management Operating System (MOS).
  • Develops and issues shift plans and confirms resources available for shift activities with site frontline leaders.
  • Monitors the 24/7 progress of all in-shift activities including delays, equipment breakdown, mine heading status and task start and end time. Interacts and     provides guidance to frontline leaders and frontline workers.
  • Prioritizes and creates action plans for execution teams to achieve shift rotation and daily shift targets to drive plan compliance.
  • Works closely with the assigned plant leadership teams to react to unforeseen events by providing recommendations to priorities/planned work through iROC’s real-time visual line of sight (data) to deliver on divisional results.
  • Escalate decisions or variances to plan to the necessary stakeholders. Issues end-of-shift reports and metrics.
  • Inputs work orders, mechanical breakdowns for in shift repairs and maintenance.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with support groups (e.g. Maintenance, Mines Technical Services, Engineering) as required for mine plan development and     execution.
  • Oversight for assigned plant on divisional planned work, safety systems, data analytics and reporting, and understanding how core business activities (value drivers) impact safety, production and cost at site. Maintain and manage current and next-shift schedules for crews based on progress and in-shift variances, including the addition of urgent work
  • Ensure planning, scheduling and execution processes at site sustainably follow MOS and remain continuously integrated with iROC resulting in safe mine     productivity increases for our Mine Operations.
  • Responsible for integrity of data coming from the iROC.
  • Assists with emergency response procedures, including working alone and fire response.
  • Monitors seismic systems, providing abnormal ground activity information and recommendations to frontline crews


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a similar role
  • Leadership experience in underground mine operation preferred
  • Previous training experience, including but not limited to underground trainer, peer trainer, in class and/or hands on training experience
  • Knowledge of integrated operations planning and scheduling best practices and systems. Underground mining, scheduling, underground mine design, mining engineering, mine geology, maintenance knowledge is considered an asset
  • Strong management principles/strategies and skills
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Understanding of iROC Project
  • Strong Communication Skills, both Written & Oral
  • Good interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to solve problems and think proactively
  • Personal commitment to safety and risk management
Sudbury, Ontario
Working Hours
5/4/4 rotational schedule, days and nights
TBD - based on experience
Contact Person
Emilie Bouchard
Accommodations are available upon request for all individuals with disabilities taking part in the recruitment and selection process.