Wanted: Tradespeople and Operators for the Opportunity of a Lifetime

Thu Jan 01 00:25:00 CET 2015

K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is ramping up hiring at the Legacy site, a move that could mean dream jobs for many.

“It’s an opportunity to be part of a legacy,” says Maryann Deutscher, Manager, Employee Services at KSPC. “We have a lot of recruitment ahead of us and we’re interested in talking to people who would like to work for us.”

KSPC’s Legacy Project is the first greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan in almost 40 years. The company, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, plans to fill more than 140 new positions in 2015. Trades opportunities will include industrial mechanics, instrumentation mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, welders and power engineers. A large majority of the production positions will be of interest to those with a Grade 12 education and previous industrial experience, looking to join KSPC as process operators.

“Our online application process is just a few clicks, and then you’ll have your resume and cover letter in front of a recruiter,” says Deutscher.

KSPC offers competitive pay, great benefits, employee recognition and training and development. It also offers job seekers an opportunity to live and work close to home – employees living in Moose Jaw and Regina have the opportunity to take a chartered bus daily to and from the mine site. Deutscher says a close-to-home job in the resource sector is a big plus for people who wish to remain near friends and family.

Deutscher says a job at KSPC also gives people a chance to be part of a large, new potash operation that will grow in prominence as time goes by.

What is it like to work at KSPC? Deutscher says a good way to find out is to ask someone who works for the company.

“You can see them around hockey arenas, soccer facilities and in shopping malls – just look for the K+S jackets, ball caps, etc. People enjoy talking about what it’s like to work here.”