K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC celebrated the Grand Opening of Bethune in May 2017 and projects it will reach a production capacity of 2 million tonnes by the end of 2017. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.
K+S Potash Canada has been recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.

Process Operator (Field and Panel) (Wet End and Evaporation)

Your Responsibilities

This role a is temporary full-time position until Q3 2018

The Process Operator is part of the production team responsible for the safe operation of the Production Area Equipment.

The successful candidate will:
•Monitor standard operating conditions such as field alarms, set-point adjustments, operating parameters and adjust to ensure stable operation
•Troubleshoot and analyze process upset conditions to optimize production
•Input operational information into shift logs and enter maintenance notifications into SAP system to initiate repairs
•Communicate with other Process Operators and Shift Supervisors to safely start up and shutdown process equipment
•Communicate with other process areas to ensure stable operation and report process upset conditions
•Perform routine checks on equipment
•Isolate and Lock Out process equipment for maintenance work and safe return of equipment to service
•Input operational information into shift logs
•Perform area cleanup as required to maintain high housekeeping standards and limit maintenance and reliability tasks in the area as required
•Review and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and Lock Out Lists for area

Production Areas
•Wet End - This includes a 5 stage cooling DTB type crystallizer type system, liquid and slurry pumping systems, centrifuges, cyclones, leaching, KCL 99 production, rotary dryer / combustion system / bag house, thickener, heat exchanges, barometric condensers, reclaim dredges.
•Evaporation - This includes multiple-effect evaporator systems, liquid and slurry pumping systems, centrifuges, thermo-compressors, heat exchangers, condensers, clarifier, and reagent systems


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
•Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent
•3+ years’ operating in a process facility (wet process environment preferred)
•Potash or solution mining experience considered an asset
•Ability to read/write and comprehend technical instructions and documents including technical reports and procedures
•Demonstrates flexibility in uncertain situations and adapts well to change
•Mitigates risks within work area
•Demonstrates the ability to analyze and resolve work issues that arise
•Display the ability to synthesize data and draw conclusions
•Demonstrates logic and sound reasoning in solving routine issues
•Evaluates options and chooses the best course of action in making decisions
•Self-motivated and team focused
•Demonstrates working knowledge of Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations
•Ensures that employees follow and meet health, safety and security procedures
•Demonstrates effective analytical and problem-solving skills to accurately identify and resolve safety and service issues
•Ensures that employees follow and meet health, safety and security procedures.
•Experience with MS Office, SAP or other CMMS
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required.

This is a rotating 12 hour shift position including evening, weekends, and holidays. Required to climb stairs and may be required to work in hot humid conditions as well as outdoors during cold weather conditions. This position will require manual effort ie: turning valves and periodic lifting of materials

Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

Good People and Great Culture
•Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
•We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
•Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits
•A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
•Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
•A Health Spending Account 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 pay for your gym membership.
•Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.

Work-Life Balance
•We have a competitive time off program including:
•PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
•16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.

Ground-Breaking New Site
•Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology

See yourself here, join the team!

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