K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan; and a potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. We acknowledge that our Saskatchewan offices and facilities are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. These are the territories of the Cree, Salteaux and Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis people. Our Port Moody operation is located on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Kwikwetlam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. Our organization is committed to having long lasting and deeply rooted relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and is proud to provide job and business opportunities for local people and businesses.

Mobile Equipment Operator

Your Responsibilities

Mobile Equipment Operator is one stream of the Operations Progression Program. The successful candidate will engage in a progression program that includes training and rotation to the process areas (Wet and Dry Processing Mobile Equipment) of the site.  KSPC believes this multi-area approach results in a deeper level of knowledge, skills, and abilities for the Mobile Equipment Operator.

The Mobile Equipment Operator is part of the production team reporting to the Production Supervisor on shift responsible for the safe operation of all Mobile Equipment and Rail Equipment on site as well as the Cooling Pond Dredge.

The successful candidate will:

  • Operate all site mobile, rail, rental equipment, Dredge and fleet vehicles safely and efficiently within the Warehouse, Load Out, Colling Pond and Tailings Management
  • Make judgments on the working condition of all equipment and provide recommendations on required repairs or replacement
  • Maintain safe working conditions by making correct judgements on product stock pile, ensuring safety of other team members near the work zone, including responsibility to shut down the job
  • Monitor standard Dredge operating conditions such as alarms, set-point adjustments, operating parameters and adjust to ensure stable operation
  • Troubleshoot and analyze process upset conditions to optimize Dredge output to meet production goals
  • Daily up keep of railcars to ensure readiness for loading
  • Participate in pre-job planning and conduct pre-operational checks (visual walk-about) for operational safety of equipment
  • Determine appropriate equipment to be used for specific application including load capacity and conditions
  • Perform routine checks on equipment, minor maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Communicate with other Panel/Field Operators and Shift Supervisors to safely start up and shutdown process equipment
  • Will be required at times to perform process field operator duties (collecting samples, clearing process equipment, etc)
  • Review and adhere to Standard Operating Procedures, Lock Out Lists, and Commissioning Procedures for area
  • Perform daily housekeeping during down times (ie. Cleaning product spills, Snow removal, etc)


Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Grade 12 of equivalent education
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a heavy industrial environment and in operation of related heavy equipment
  • Experience operating Heavy Mobile Equipment (Wheel Loaders, Dozers & Excavators) or equivalent equipment considered an asset
  • Experience operating a Dredge, Locomotive
  • Knowledge of normal operating parameters (engine temperature, fluid levels, etc) and required mechanical condition (hoses, engine, tires, etc) of equipment
  • Ability to communicate using cell phone, two-way radio, telephone and log sheet
  • Ability to work alone for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 kg (fork extensions, chains, pads, etc.)
  • Demonstrates flexibility in uncertain situations
  • Mitigates risks within work area, capable of SAFE, independent work
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and resolve work issues that arise
  • 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, interaction with Production and Maintenance teams
  • Ensures that employees follow and meet health, safety and security procedures
  • Experience with operating control system (i.e. PCS)
  • 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 evenings, weekends, and holidays. You will be required to climb stairs, work from heights and may be required to work in hot humid conditions as well as outdoors during cold weather conditions. The position will require manual effort ie: turning valves and periodic lifting of materials and climbing in and out of equipment (etc.)

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.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by April 10, 2022.

We are committed to building an inclusive and representative workforce, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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, Employee and Family Assistance Program 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.

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