Pacific Coast Terminals and K+S Potash Canada Sign Agreement on New Potash Handling and Storage Facility
April 15, 2014
Find the career you’ve been looking for with K+S! Hear what our employees have to say about working for us. Or if you’re looking for sponsorship or donations, you’re in the right place.
Thank-you for your interest in a career with K+S Potash Canada! Join our diverse team and share in our success. We are passionate about what we do and we want teammates that share that passion. So bring your skill and expertise to our team where you will enjoy performance-related pay, comprehensive training, development opportunities and much more!
It's not K+S unless it's You+Us.
Don’t see exactly what you are looking for within our Current Openings? K+S Potash Canada is growing rapidly and we will have a variety of positions opening soon. We invite you to share your information with us - start a career profile by applying to one of the “Expressions of Interest” in our Future Opportunities section.
|Construction Coordinator, Piping||Legacy Site, SK|
|Distributed Control System (DCS) Specialist||Legacy Site, SK|
|Document Control Administrator||Legacy Site, SK|
|Instrumentation Technologist-Designer||Legacy Site, SK|
|Maintenance General Foreman||Legacy Site, SK|
|Maintenance Planner||Legacy Site, SK|
|Maintenance Reliability Specialist||Legacy Site, SK|
|Maintenance Supervisor||Legacy Site, SK|
|Mechanical Engineer||Legacy Site, SK|
|Process Analyst (Laboratory)||Legacy Site, SK|
|Process Analytics Trainer (Laboratory)||Legacy Site, SK|
|Production Area Trainer||Legacy Site, SK|
|Technical Support Analyst||Legacy Site, SK|
|Utilities Area Panel / Field Operator ( Power Engineer)||Legacy Site, SK|
|Utilities Area Production Supervisor||Legacy Site, SK|
|Wellfield Data Administrator||Legacy Site, SK|
|Wireline Logging Supervisor||Legacy Site, SK|
|Workshop Supervisor||Legacy Site, SK|
|Area Manager, Civil, Structural and Architecture||Saskatoon, SK|
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K+S Potash Canada is pleased to partner with a variety of contractors on the Legacy Project. If you are interested in working on the Legacy Project, below is a list of vendors with current job opportunities at the Legacy Project mine site.
From the moment you become part of our diverse team, YOUR opinion matters. Each day you will be engaged for your suggestions, ideas & input and we will utilize the best ideas – your ideas!
Your engagement is key to our success; you will find new, exciting and innovative techniques, tools and practices to make your work challenging and fulfilling.
More than that, you can feel pride in being part of an established, international company, an innovative team. Join us in building a legacy that will have a significant impact on the province of Saskatchewan.
We’re growing Saskatchewan, and welcome YOU to come grow with US.
From my first day at K+S I was impressed with the depth of our operations. K+S oversees each element of our process from research to extraction to distribution, and does it efficiently and responsibly. I am proud to be part of a company that delivers value and values environmental sustainability in all that we do, and I'm very proud to be part of the Legacy Project.
Working for K+S gives me the opportunity to be part of a company that is growing our province. Each day I have the privilege of seeing Aboriginal ideals and perspectives integrated into the fabric of K+S, and I get to work alongside a great team of professional and courteous people!
The next generation is our legacy and we support community projects and programs for youth that let them grow in the areas of physical fitness and arts and culture; as well as health initiatives focused on research and the wellbeing of all children.
We value the environment and are happy to support programs and initiatives designed to protect and preserve nature.
A strong community starts from within, and to that end we support projects that encourage skills training, particularly in trades, engineering and geosciences.
Please contact K+S with your request for sponsorship or donation and be sure to include as many details as you can so that your application can be processed quickly and efficiently.
K+S Potash Canada
ATTN: Sponsorships and Donations
300-201 21st St E
We review sponsorship and donation requests as we receive them. Please allow at least 8-12 weeks for your request to be reviewed. We will contact you once we have reached a final decision.
Please note that, unfortunately, K+S Potash Canada will not provide funding to religious groups, religiously affiliated groups, political parties or political fundraising.
K+S Potash Canada GP, along with entire K+S Group, strives to ensure that our procurement practices are ethical and uniform.
If you are a vendor interested in becoming pre-qualified with K+S Potash Canada GP, or would like to learn more about our e-procurement program, please visit our emaks site. On the site, you can learn about our bidding system, and find contact information for our K+S Potash Canada and K+S Group procurement teams.
Get to know us. Discover more about K+S and The Legacy Project, and find all the news and resources you need.
K+S Potash Canada is part of K+S Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fertilizers and the world’s leading salt producer, with over a century of mining experience.
K+S is bringing that experience and world-class expertise to work on the Legacy Project potash mine and production facility near Moose Jaw. This project will bring new jobs and new opportunities to the province – an investment in the province and people of Saskatchewan.
Headquartered in downtown Saskatoon, K+S Potash Canada is proud to be part of Saskatchewan’s extraordinary growth!
As a subsidiary of the K+S Group, we have the same vision as our German parent company:
To be a source of growth and life through nutrients and minerals
K+S Potash Canada is the official sponsor of the Bethune 100th Anniversary celebrations, June 29-July 1. Festivities include live entertainment, a parade with pancake breakfast, bounce castles and a petting zoo, a roast beef supper, and a Saturday night Cabaret. In addition, the town will be hosting Canada Day fireworks.
January 2012- K+S Potash Canada was the title sponsor of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Dinner at the Heritage Inn
In May of 2011 K+S held an open house with the residents of Bethune and surrounding communities to talk about the nearby Legacy Project.
Approximately 300 visitors came to the three-hour event where all their questions were answered in-person by a team of senior K+S Executives. Topics ranged from concerns about noise and dust to questions about employment.
“The meeting was a total success and, for us, was one of the first major local events in our communications strategy to develop the new site,” said Richard L. Wilson, President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada.
Dr. Ulrich Lamp joined the K+S Group in 1987, after which time he headed the IT department at K+S Aktiengesellschaft, before becoming Managing Director of K+S IT Services GmbH in 2000. Beginning in 2011 Dr. Lamp took over the management of the Legacy Integration, incorporating K+S Potash Canada into the K+S Group. Currently Dr. Lamp serves as President and CEO of K+S Potash Canada. Dr. Lamp is married, and has three children.
Luis Mendoza has been working for the K+S Group for 24 years. In 1988 Luis started with Potash Company of Canada (Potacan) in Toronto as Manager International Sales and later worked for K+S North America (PICC) in New York as Vice President responsible for Accounting/Finance, IT and International Sales. In March 2012 Luis assumes the position of Chief Financial Officer for K+S Potash Canada. Mendoza is married and has 2 sons and one grandson.
Terri has practised law in-house in a variety of positions for over 15 years, with the last five years in the Saskatchewan mining industry. Before practising law Terri worked in the field of geology for a number of years. Both Terri’s Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours in Geology) and Bachelor of Laws degree are from the University of Saskatchewan. Terri is married with one daughter and two very rambunctious dogs who fill up her spare time.
A resident of Saskatchewan all her life, Kim is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has been a Certified Human Resource Professional since 2002. Prior to joining K+S Kim has worked for both Potash and Uranium mining companies. Kim has also been an active member of numerous local, provincial and national HR associations. Kim divides her spare time driving between horseback riding arenas and hockey rinks with her two children.
Eric Cline joined K+S Potash Canada as Corporate Counsel in April 2012 and was named Vice President, Corporate Social Activity in December 2012. A lifelong resident of Saskatchewan, Eric came to K+S after a successful career in the private practice of law and 16 years' service in the Saskatchewan Legislature including appointments as the province's Minister of Finance and Minister of Industry. Eric holds a Queen's Counsel designation as a lawyer and is active in various community organizations. He and his wife Pauline reside in Saskatoon.
Sam Farris joined K+S Potash Canada in August 2011 as Production Manager, and was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Operations in July 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Thermal Science, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He has over a decade of solution mining experience. He and his wife Lynette, along with their two sons, enjoy taking vacations to unique Canadian destinations where they can camp, hike, bike, and ski.
Colin has over 15 years’ experience in a variety of progressive leadership roles. Colin’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science; various diplomas, and most recently a master’s certificate in Risk Management and Business Performance from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Colin was born and raised in Saskatoon but has resided in numerous locations across Canada including: Calgary, Regina, Toronto and St. Catharines. He is married and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.
Prior to K+S, Gernot worked on large international construction projects in leading commercial functions. Gernot has filled senior management positions in construction companies around the world. He brings a solid background in project management and contracts to the Legacy project. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and teenage son, in and around Saskatoon.
Matthias Schrader joined the K+S Group in 1984. He holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Process Technologies. Matthias has held many different senior engineering positions with various German potash sites. In 2009 he was put in charge of the Technical Coordination of the Salt business of the K+S Group, located in Chicago. Currently he is responsible for the Engineering part of the Legacy Project. Matthias is married and has two children.
K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project is Saskatchewan's first new potash mine in nearly forty years.
A massive undertaking, this new mine will be a major benefit to both the RM of Dufferin and Saskatchewan.
Located in the RM of Dufferin #190, near Bethune and Findlater, the Legacy Project is one of the world’s most economically attractive potash projects. The project will contribute to Saskatchewan’s growth through employment, tax revenues, utilities and local partnerships.
At its peak in 2013 the construction workforce will create over 1,100 jobs and roughly 6 million hours of employment. Once in full production the mine will utilize a solution process to remove minerals, and employ 320 workers, as well as ongoing contract employment.
Potash production from the mine is anticipated for 2016, ramping to its full capacity of 2.86 million tonnes per year by 2023. With further expansion, production could increase to as much as 4 million tonnes per year.
Solution mining is the process of mining underground water-soluble minerals by dissolving the minerals with water. The water (called brine) is then extracted from the ground and the minerals are recovered from it.
The process starts by drilling a large borehole down to the layer of minerals in which the potash is found, creating a well. Hot water is then pumped down the borehole where it dissolves the minerals horizontally, eventually forming an underground cavern. Then a second borehole is drilled, approximately 70 – 100 meters away from the first, into the underground cavern.
At this point the production process can begin. Hot water is continuously pumped down one well, where it continues to dissolve the minerals into sodium chloride-rich brine, which is pumped up the second well to the surface.
Once on the surface the brine is processed at our facility where it is evaporated into crystals from which the potash can be easily recovered.
Acquisition Potash One (incl. approved Environmental Impact Statement and further exploration licenses)
Completion of Feasibility Study Review
Site presence established, incl. access roads, construction power etc.
Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Legacy Site
Water supply from Buffalo Pound Lake operational
Contract for design/supply of core equipment of the Evaporation, Crystallization & Clarification plant with Veolia Water Tech.
Start of the long-term drilling program; development of first cavern ongoing
Start of the main construction program, incl. earthworks, first piling activities, as well as plant site & offsite utility (e.g. gas supply) works
Drilling of the first two production pads (2 x 18 wells) completed
Rail contract with Canadian Pacific signed
Completion of Basic Engineering for all areas of the project
Piling & foundation work is starting site wide: first steel structures for facilities needed for development of production caverns
Test cavern successfully connected; Contract for Detailed Engineering and Project Management with AMEC
Detailed Engineering at its peak; plant construction is ramping-up significantly: ~ 900 people on site (thereof approx. 750 contractors); structures will begin to take shape
Development of production caverns starts
Plant reaches full construction: ~ 1,700 people on site (thereof approx. 1,500 contractors); main buildings erected, work starts inside the buildings; rail construction begins offsite; cavern development is in full swing
Construction of port facilities nears completion
Some of the many economic benefits and opportunities of the Legacy Project include:
Engaging and involving people who could be or are affected by the Legacy Project is an important part of our business. Since the initial phases of the Legacy Project, building meaningful relationships continues to be a focus.
Engagement activities were initiated in the second quarter of 2008, and are expected to continue throughout the Legacy Project’s life. Engagement activities include presentations, community information sessions, group meetings, one-on-one meetings, site visits, supplier development forums and meetings with First Nations and Métis communities.
Get up-to-date news, press releases and media about K+S Potash Canada and The Legacy Project
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February 25, 2014
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February 18, 2014
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February 5, 2014
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December 9, 2013
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November 14, 2013
July 11, 2013
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April 22, 2013
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March 19, 2013
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August 27, 2012
August 16, 2012
July 22, 2012
- K+S employee newspaper "Scoop"
- BUSINESS View (publication of Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce)
June 19, 2012
- Press release
- First Community Open House of K+S Potash Canada
- K+S Potash Canada Announces Capital Expenditure Approval
Watch our new corporate video and discover why K+S Potash Canada is a great place to work!
Curtis, our Cavern Development Engineer, talks about his experience working for K+S Potash Canada.
Local Moose Jaw notables speak about their experience working with K+S Potash Canada.
Nadeem, our Scheduler, talks about his experience working for K+S Potash Canada.
Steph, our Human Resources Advisor, talks about her experience working for K+S Potash Canada.
K+S Potash Canada celebrated the official Ground Breaking on the Legacy Site
Video of the Ground Breaking Ceremony (1:30 min)
Norbert Steiner, CEO of K+S, during is speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremony in front of about 300 guests
Dr. Ulrich Lamp (first left), incoming CEO and President of K+S Potash Canada, Tim McMillan, Minister of Resources of Saskatchewan (second left), Norbert Steiner ...(Second right), Richard Wilson, outgoing CEO and President of K+S Potash Canada (right) officially break ground on the Legacy Site
Minister of Resources of Saskatchewan, Tim McMillan (left) and Norbert Steiner, CEO of K+S (right) at the GBC
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