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Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator (Haul Truck / Dozer / Grader / Excavator / Shovel)

Location: Northeast British Columbia

Schedule/Shift: 7 days on / 7 days off (12-hour shifts)

Please be aware no camp facilities are available.

Employee bus transportation is provided from Tumbler Ridge (Wolverine), Chetwynd (Brule and Willow Creek) and Mackenzie (Willow Creek), BC.

Primary Purpose

Heavy Equipment Operators are responsible for providing support to mine operations in an active open pit coal mine.

Company Information

Conuma is a leading Canadian producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. Products from our three mine operations in Northeastern British Columbia, Brule, Willow Creek and Wolverine, leave us well-positioned to serve customers in South America, Europe and Asia

Three time winner of the Edward Prior Mine Safety Award for the lowest injury frequency rate in British Columbia, Conuma continues to lead the industry with multi-million-dollar investments in the latest collision avoidance and fatigue monitoring safety technologies for the protection of our employees.

Conuma is much more than metallurgical coal. Conuma and its employees are embedded in our communities. The company’s Pay It Forward program began in 2017 and since then has raised over $425,000 in support of “Our Kids” at the Vancouver Children’s Foundation. Locally, Conuma’s employee winter hockey matches ensure much-needed donations to the Food Bank, while in the summer, our employees get together to assist the local high school teams as they prepare their go-karts for the Conuma Challenge.

Our local communities in Northeastern British Columbia are amongst some of the most beautiful surroundings in North America. At the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark, employees can enjoy almost limitless hiking amongst some of Canada’s biggest waterfalls, ride through ATV and snowmobile trails, explore 97 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, ski cross-country trails, play ice-hockey, swim indoors and out, cycle, and enjoy the sense of community only a small town provides. An hour and a quarter away, Chetwynd is famous for its chainsaw wood carvings and offers a range of kayaking, snowmobiling and rock-climbing opportunities. Regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living, Northeast British Columbia is the outdoor paradise our employees are proud to call home.


  • Operate Komatsu 830E, Komatsu 1500, Cat 785, Cat 789 and Cat 793 haul trucks to transport overburden, waste rock and coal from the mine.
  • Operate tracked Cat D8, D10 and D11 dozers to efficiently manage dumps, move coal and perform other tasks as required.
  • Operate Cat 14H, 16H, 16M and 24M graders to level and maintain mine haul roads.
  • Operate CAT 325, 365, 385, 390, Hitachi 1200 and Komatsu 2000 excavators to safely and efficiently load haul trucks.
  • Operate Hitachi 8000, 5500, 3600, Komatsu 4000 & LeTourneau 1350 shovels to safely and efficiently load haul trucks.
  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner, perform pre-trip checks and complete FLHA's on a regular basis.
  • Ensure adherence to Conuma's workplace policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain a high level of Environmental and Health and Safety performance; identify and report risks, near misses and incidents with the goal of supporting and developing Conuma’s excellent safety standards
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 Years' Operating Heavy Equipment within the Mining Industry 
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Valid Driver's License 

Skills and Abilities

  • First Aid/Mine Rescue Training is Considered an Asset
  • Physically Fit with the Ability to Perform Physical Labor
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Safety Focused
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to work 12-hour day and night shifts; on a 7x7 rotation. 
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and excellent attendance record. 

Wage and Benefits

Conuma provides competitive wages and benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, RRSP matching, and extended health and dental care.

Conuma Resources is an equal opportunity employer.
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