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Dispatcher, 1 on Crew B-Alamos Gold Inc-Matachewan

Employment Options, KL

Full-Time • Kirkland Lake Region

Purpose of the Position

To continually monitor, and regularly report on, the progress of underground mining activities during a shift and pro-actively identify potential deviations from the shift schedule.

The Dispatcher works closely with the Shifters, communicating effectively during each shift to ensure the Shifters are aware of current progress, deviations, potential issues, incidents, etc. and works to assist the Shifters to take actions to address any concerns.

The Dispatcher is accountable for the regular and timely collection and dissemination of data regarding production, issues and actions, and equipment status during the shift. This includes the timely and accurate production of end of shift reports for use in shift handover, daily planning, and daily reporting.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support mine emergency procedures as required and ensure safety practices and procedures are maintained and followed in order to minimise risks associated with the working environment of Underground Mine employees and contractors, and that compliance obligations are met.

  • Gather and disseminate regular updates on production performance during each shift, including real and / or potential significant issues affecting performance. Works proactively with Shifters to identify solutions and commence action to resolve issues.

  • Monitor the mining sequence and activities to ensure ore is being drilled, loaded, blasted, mined, hauled and stockpiled as scheduled and in the correct way to achieve set daily production targets.

  • Ensure maintenance schedule objectives, including refuelling of equipment, are integrated into the planning of operators’ break times to ensure equipment down time is kept to a minimum.

  • Monitor the availability and location of all key equipment during the shift and confirm at the end of shift. Maintain the equipment check list and communicate where necessary with maintenance personnel and Shifters.

  • Monitor and ensure communication with all underground personnel to ensure all activities are carried out in a safe manner, risk is minimised, mining sequence is adhered to.

  • Comply with all reasonable and lawful instructions that are consistent with your contract of employment. 

    Major Challenges

  • Assisting with the direction and motivation of a large, diverse group of people who perform predominantly repetitive roles in a complex, fast-paced environment.

  • Achieving daily targets within a work environment of various competing demands and moving targets.  

    Key Relationships


  • Operators (Development, Construction & Production) and Maintainers

  • Shifters / Mine Supervisors

  • Mine Captains

  • Mine Technical Services Personnel

  • Security Personnel

  • Safety Department Personnel

  • Training Department Personnel

  • Human Resources Personnel 


  • External Contractors 

    Working Conditions / Environment

    This role primarily involves working in an office-based environment located on the surface but will require the incumbent to maintain an excellent working knowledge of the Alamos Young Davidson underground mining operation.

    The position works on a continuous roster.

    This is a high pressure, dynamic, fast-paced environment where incumbents are expected to monitor the telephone, radio and dispatch system, deal with ad hoc requests and duties, and meet tight, immovable timelines. Incumbents in this role predominantly are expected to possess leadership qualities and competencies, and are expected to be capable of transferring across crews if necessary.

Selection Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an underground mining operation.

  • Excellent knowledge of all major underground mining activities (drilling, loading, bolting, blasting, scoops, hauling, hoisting, construction, etc.) and a very good overall knowledge of mining operations sequencing and capital equipment maintenance processes.

  • Proven ability to respond effectively to unplanned events, in a high pressure environment, with conflicting priorities, in order to safely minimize operation deviations from the shift plan and shift targets and safely maximize the recovery of any lost scheduled output.

  • Exposure to a range of workplace safety systems.

  • Intermediate computer literacy with ability to efficiently use integrated management systems, spreadsheet applications, and word processing software.

  • Ability to influence the actions of others via coaching and mentoring. 


  • Experience in dispatching in an underground mining environment.

  • Leadership / Supervisory training and experience.

  • Conflict Management training and experience. 

    Personal Attributes

  • Strong commitment to safety and a continuous improvement culture.

  • Able to successfully negotiate with and influence others.

  • Able to balance a large workload within a time restrictive setting.

  • Able to work under pressure, in a dynamic fast-paced environment, with conflicting priorities, while maintaining personal control and integrity.

  • Able to clearly and effectively communicate with all levels of the organisation. 

    Organisational Context

    The Underground Operations department comprises Development, Production, and Construction. The Dispatcher will also be interacting regularly with Maintenance.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to send a covering letter, contact information for three supervisor references along with their resume to:   Alamos Gold Inc. – Young Davidson Mine Human Resources Fax: 705-565-1169 Email:


Paul Cote

Human Resources Superintendent
Young-Davidson Mine Site, P.O. Box 187

Matachewan, ON P0K 1M0

Phone: 705-565-9800 Fax: 705-565-1169


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Job Expires: 2019-05-24

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AuRico gold Inc 259 Matheson St S, Matachewan, ON P0K 1M0, Canada

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