Sibanye Stillwater
  • Big Timber, MT, USA
  • DOE + SIP Bonus
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Industry leading benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, and up to an 8% 401k match

General Foreman - Concentrator Operations

Location: East Boulder Mine - McLeod, MT


The successful candidate's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining safety and production work standards; providing leadership and guidance to front line supervisors; planning and implementing work activities on a weekly and monthly basis to facilitate the overall production plan; ensuring adequate operating supplies; evaluating supervisors performance; providing supervision and guidance for surface crew personnel; understanding and meeting budget goals for the concentrator. As a secondary function, this position will support and coordinate activities with other groups including safety, surface maintenance, metallurgical and process control personnel, environmental, mine operations, and downstream operations.


  • Promote and maintain a safe work environment, safe work practices, and a strong safety culture.
  • Ensure that employees have all the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.
  • Interface with the Maintenance department on equipment requirements and activities. Execute and document Preventive Maintenance (PM) activities.
  • Hold people accountable in a consistent manner, document performance as required, resolve non-conformance issues, and address employee issues with appropriate resources.
  • Understand and work within the monthly operations plan
  • Set and maintain standards and expectations
  • Coordinate and conduct Job Safety Observations & Planned General Inspections
  • Ensure compliance with safety, environmental and certifying authority requirements.
  • Communicate production and safety goals with the supervisors and crews.
  • Create an environment that promotes teamwork and innovation, and actively seek feedback from the workforce and supervisors for continuous improvements.
  • Manage manpower requirements, interview and select employees as budgeted.
  • Provide input and feedback on Business Improvement initiatives.


  • Solid working knowledge of applicable MSHA rules and regulations
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant processing plant experience in a supervisory, lead man, or equivalent position
  • Experience in crushing, grinding, sulfide flotation, and filtration
  • Knowledge and experience operating tailings and water piping and pumping systems
  • Chemical handling experience
  • Well established interpersonal, communication, and record-keeping skills
  • Experience with automated plant process control systems
  • Experience and understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Ability to drive planning and scheduling of work and then execute on them.
  • Computer skills plus the ability to learn and utilize Company authorized software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations


  • Bachelor of Science – mineral processing or equivalent
  • Experience in metallurgical accounting – database systems
  • Experience in Rockwell Automation PLC and HMI configuration
  • Experience implementing safety and quality control systems
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in heavy equipment operations
  • Experience managing in a union environment
  • Computer skills
  • Experience using JDE
  • Independent work habits
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