Mines Inspector

Mines Inspector

MI4 Mines Inspector 4


Manitoba Finance

Workplace Safety and Health, Labour and Regulatory Services Division

Flin Flon MB

Advertisement Number: 36807

Salary(s):   MI4 $63,510.00 – $81,288.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 24, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

A detailed position description is available upon request.

Workplace Safety and Health enforces The Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations in order to protect the safety and health of workers in Manitoba.  Workplace Safety and Health’s inspection and investigation activity focuses on improving legislative compliance in order to eliminate workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

The Manitoba government has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). Training and career development opportunities are also available for employees.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license (or equivalent from another jurisdiction) and ability to operate a Government-owned/leased vehicle.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Province to carry out responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to carry out strenuous physical activity such as prolonged walking, climbing ladders, crawling, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to work underground, in various environmental conditions.
  • Ability to work on-call and outside regular working hours.


  • Extensive underground mining experience.
  • Knowledge of specialized terminology, processes, equipment and procedures related to the mining industry.
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to identify and record relevant information/evidence, analyze facts and determine options to resolve situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with potentially difficult individuals and manage challenging situations in a respectful and objective manner.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to write reports and related documents in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to prioritize work and work under pressure to meet time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook or equivalent software applications. 

The Mines Inspector conducts inspections and investigations in mines within an assigned area, and other sectors of responsibility involving fatalities, right to refuse situations, discriminatory actions, serious incidents and other related complaints.  The position completes assignments in accordance with The Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, the Operation of Mines Regulation and the operational procedures set by the Branch. The Inspector’s work involves conducting inspections and interviews; preparing written reports on enforcement activities; issuing and determining compliance with improvement orders and stop work orders; and providing information to improve awareness of, and compliance with, safety and health legislation.  The position reviews the use of diesel equipment underground, air quality and ventilation requirements, installation and maintenance of equipment;  inspects shafts, escape ways, mine rescue, fire protection systems and tailings management areas; and tests mine hoist operators.  The position may be called upon to give evidence at an inquest related to an incident or fatality or provide evidence before the Manitoba Labour Board.  

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36807

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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