YOU have a part to play

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Opportunities with K+S

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.

Current Openings

Job Title Location
Construction QA/QC Coordinator Legacy Site, SK
Drafting/Designer Student Legacy Site, SK
Electrical/Instrumentation Designer Legacy Site, SK
Environmental Specialist Legacy Site, SK
HSSE Data Administrator Legacy Site, SK
HV Maintenance Electrician Legacy Site, SK
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Legacy Site, SK
Instrumentation Technician Legacy Site, SK
Maintenance Electrician Legacy Site, SK
Maintenance General Foreman Legacy Site, SK
Maintenance Reliability Specialist Legacy Site, SK
Manager, Human Resources Legacy Site, SK
SAP Data Administrator Legacy Site, SK
Warehouse Shipper/Receiver Legacy Site, SK


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Contractor Opportunities

Interested in an opportunity with one of our contractors?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Aecon

Looking for Project Management / Coordination, Schedulers / Planners, Site Administration, Environmental, Health and Safety, Quality Control / Assurance and Senior Site Supervision (Superintendents)
Phone: 1-800-669-2083
mining@aecon.com
Aecon.com
 

ATCO

Looking for Kitchen Staff, Front Desk, Housekeeper, Maintenance, Laundry Attendant, Management
Fax: 403-292-7603
hrrecruitment@atcosl.com 
www.atco.com/Careers/
 

PCL

Looking for Estimators, Project Managers, and Superintendents.
Please visit www.pcl.com/careers to find available positions.
 

Why build your career with K+S Potash Canada?

At K+S Potash Canada we know that our greatest strength is our employees, and it shows.

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, and 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.
 

YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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Total Target Compensation

As an organization we ensure that our compensation package is competitive and benchmarked to the market in which we compete for talent. Our total target compensation package is based on a Pay for Performance philosophy.
The total target compensation includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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YOU

K+S Potash Canada values you as an employee, and has a diverse total pay package comprised of competitive pay, benefits, performance and recognition, training and development.  Our employees are at the core of our organization.


YOU + US = SUCCESS

YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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Benefits PLUS+

K+S Potash Canada offers a comprehensive, employer paid,  benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS a few extras such as:

  • Paid work time to help out in the Community (volunteer with a sports team or for a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
  • A Health Spending Account that pays for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help you pay for your gym membership.
  • Employee Family and Assistance Program supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.
  • PLUS days – five days (40 hours) to use as you see fit (take care of family, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
  • Two extra days at two years of service and an additional three days at five years with our competitive vacation policy. You'll be up to four weeks after five years.
YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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Performance & Recognition

Why is Performance and Recognition important at K+S Potash Canada?

  • Contribute to your team – be part of a collaborative culture.
  • Performance is rewarded with increases in base pay and bonus.
  • Recognition for working towards safety goals and an environment where everyone looks out for each other.

The K+S Potash Canada Performance Success Process (PSP) is an ongoing practice of conversation, observation, assessment, feedback and development planning to ensure employee success, team success and organizational success. Through clarity, competence, commitment and connection, K+S Potash Canada leads with objectives and encourages and supports employees. We talk with one another, trust each other and together we act purposefully to support and design change.
At K+S Potash Canada we are committed to helping you be your best.

YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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Learning & Development Opportunities

K+S Potash Canada

  • Supports you towards upgrading your skills and qualifications by attending workshops, conferences, training or other professional development events.
  • Encourages employee involvement in professional and trade associations.
  • Provides opportunities for you to learn about advancements in the field you work in.

The ongoing professional development of staff is an integral component in the growth of our employees and the growth of K+S Potash Canada. We consider these activities a 'joint investment' because they are beneficial to the company as well as employees.
 

YOU Benefits PLUS+ Learning & Development Opportunities Performance & Recognition Total Target Compensation


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US on Us

K+S hires the best we can find, and then we help the best become even better. But don't take our word for it. We asked our staff what it's like working for K+S Potash Canada.

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.

Jochen Kirn
Mechanical Engineer

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!

Terry Bird
First Nations & Métis Business Coordinator

Sponsorship & Donations

K+S Potash Canada is proud to support the communities in which we live and work.

The three main areas in which we provide support are:

Youth:

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.

Environmental sustainability:

We value the environment and are happy to support programs and initiatives designed to protect and preserve nature.

Employment and skills training:

A strong community starts from within, and to that end we support projects that encourage skills training, particularly in trades, engineering and geosciences.

Application Process

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
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0B8

Or

sponsorships@ks-potashcanada.com

Review Process

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.

Procurement

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

Get to know us. Discover more about K+S and The Legacy Project, and find all the news and resources you need.

About K+S Potash Canada

Growing Saskatchewan – Feeding the World

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!

Click here for more information on K+S Group.

Vision & Mission

At K+S Potash Canada, our core values are:

  • Sustainability
  • Integrity
  • Respect, Fairness, and Trust
  • Competence and Creativity
  • Transparency

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

Through commitment to our core values and our vision, our mission is:

  • To attain sustainable economic success while remaining focused on the social and ecological aspects that are tied to our business model
  • To mine and process raw materials while using our products and services to improve nutrition, health, and quality of life
  • To achieve a leading position in the markets we serve
  • To be the 'go-to' partner for our customers
  • To strengthen our raw material and production base and expand it globally
  • To increase added value by developing new products and more efficient processes
  • To be recognized as an attractive employer for employees all over the world

K+S in the Community

Community Involvement

Bethune 100th Anniversary

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.

Sports Dinner

January 2012- K+S Potash Canada was the title sponsor of the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Sports Celebrity Dinner at the Heritage Inn

K+S Open House

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.

Leadership

Get to know our management team

Ulrich Lamp
President and Chief Executive Officer

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 E. Mendoza
Chief Financial Officer

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 Uhrich
General Counsel

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.

Kim Poley
Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services

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
Vice President Corporate Social Activity

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
Vice President and General Manager of Operations

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 Braithwaite
Vice President Health, Safety, and Security

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.

Gernot Wittig
Vice President, Procurement

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
Vice President, Engineering

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.

Gerd Dahlhoff
Vice President, Controls

Prior to the Legacy Project, Dr. Gerd Dahlhoff has worked for many years on large international chemical and polymer construction projects for a large global corporation. Gerd worked in leading management and control functions in projects in Europe and Asia. He brings a solid background in project management and project and corporate controls to the Legacy Project.
Gerd is married to Andrea and has two young daughters, who enjoy their new home in Canada.

The Legacy Project

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.

The Legacy Project Overview

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

What is Solution Mining?

Solution Mining

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.

The Legacy Project Timeline

Use the timeline below to learn more about The Legacy Project, from its start right up to the most current event. Be sure to check back for updates in the future.

2011

March

Acquisition Potash One (incl. approved Environmental Impact Statement and further exploration licenses)

2011

November

Completion of Feasibility Study Review

2012

Spring

Site presence established, incl. access roads, construction power etc.

2012

June

Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Legacy Site

2012

Fall

Water supply from Buffalo Pound Lake operational

2012

December

Contract for design/supply of core equipment of the Evaporation, Crystallization & Clarification plant with Veolia Water Tech.

2012/13

Winter

Start of the long-term drilling program; development of first cavern ongoing

2013

Spring

Start of the main construction program, incl. earthworks, first piling activities, as well as plant site & offsite utility (e.g. gas supply) works

2013

Summer

Drilling of the first two production pads (2 x 18 wells) completed

2013

July

Rail contract with Canadian Pacific signed

2013

Fall

Completion of Basic Engineering for all areas of the project

2013/14

Winter

Piling & foundation work is starting site wide: first steel structures for facilities needed for development of production caverns

2014

February

Test cavern successfully connected; Contract for Detailed Engineering and Project Management with AMEC

2014

Summer

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

2014/15

Winter

Development of production caverns starts

2015

Summer

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

2016

Summer

Construction of port facilities nears completion

2016

Summer

Commissioning

Key Partners & Suppliers

The Legacy Project could not be successful without the assistance of our valuable partners.

RM of Dufferin #190

Development Agreement

AMEC Americas Inc.

Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM)

Associated Engineering

Design and Project Management, Road Improvements

MGM

Marketing and Communications

March Tron

Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM)

Community and Economic Benefits

K+S Potash Canada is committed to contributing to Saskatchewan’s economic growth, being an active party of the community and being a responsible neighbour.

Economic Growth Impacts

Some of the many economic benefits and opportunities of the Legacy Project include:

  • Increased employment, labour incomes, tax base and population of surrounding communities
  • New tax revenues from the project at all levels of government (local, provincial and national)
  • A construction workforce peaking at around 1,100; approximately 320 permanent jobs when in production
  • New business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to a major industrial development

Community Engagement

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.

Examples include:

  • The general public (e.g. local communities, landowners, communities of interest, and other members of the public); and
  • First Nations and Métis communities.

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.

Sustainability

K+S takes the long view on any project, in the interest of protecting both people and the environment.

By creating and implementing safety, health and environmental management systems we ensure that protecting people and the environment in integrated into our business and that we are continuously improving our performance. We strive to achieve the best results by using the best practices and the best available and sustainable technologies. Above all, we empower our employees to uphold these commitments, ensuring that we are always safe.

K+S in the News

Get up-to-date news, press releases and media about K+S Potash Canada and The Legacy Project

News

Pioneers on the Prairie

August 7, 2014

- K+S employee newspaper "Scoop"

K+S Potash Canada Opens the Legacy Camp

June 6, 2014

- Press Release

Chasing Stars Online

April 24, 2014

- K+S employee newspaper "Scoop"

Legacy Project reaches important milestone

February 18, 2014

- Press Release

K+S Potash Canada is looking to hire

December 9, 2013

- Press Release

Canadian Minister visits K+S

November 14, 2013

- News

King of the construction site

June 22, 2012

- K+S employee newspaper "Scoop"

Germany’s K+S Group sets its sights on the province

February/March 2012

- BUSINESS View (publication of Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce)

Events

Open House Bethune May '11

May 2011

- First Community Open House of K+S Potash Canada

Mining Supply Chain Tradeshow in Moose Jaw

November 2011

- K+S Potash Canada Announces Capital Expenditure Approval

Video Gallery

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Watch our new corporate video and discover why K+S Potash Canada is a great place to work!

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Curtis, our Cavern Development Engineer, talks about his experience working for K+S Potash Canada.

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Local Moose Jaw notables speak about their experience working with K+S Potash Canada.

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Nadeem, our Scheduler, talks about his experience working for K+S Potash Canada.

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Steph, our Human Resources Advisor, talks about her experience working for K+S Potash Canada.

Ground Breaking Ceremony 19 June 2012

K+S Potash Canada celebrated the official Ground Breaking on the Legacy Site

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Video of the Ground Breaking Ceremony (1:30 min)

Norbert Steiner, CEO of K+S, during is speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremony

Norbert Steiner, CEO of K+S, during is speech at the Ground Breaking Ceremony in front of about 300 guests

Tim McMillan, Minister of Resources of the province of Saskatchewan during his speech at the GBC

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

The Legacy construction site with drilling rig in the South of the province of Saskatchewan, aerial view

Contact

General Inquiries

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Saskatoon, SK S7K 3Y3, Canada
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Phone Us

Toll Free North America: 1-855-385-8686
Main Saskatoon Phone Line: 306-385-8000
Main Legacy Phone Line: 306-638-2800
Fax Line: 306-986-5252

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