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Open Pit Dispatcher

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Position Description:

Barrick is looking for an Open Pit Dispatcher to join the Open Pit Mining Team. The Open Pit Dispatcher will use the Fleet Management (Jigsaw) system while working closely with Mine Operations, Technical Services (Survey, Mine Planning, Geotechnical and Geology) departments to ensure daily production targets are met and assets are effectively utilized.

  • Effectively use Jigsaw FMS tool to monitor and control mining equipment in a manner that ensures safety and optimum equipment use.
  • Monitor and control the use of mining operations two-way radio communication to ensure that they are used as per Radio use Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and to report any violation or abuses.
  • Ensure all mining production equipment is fully utilized to achieve optimum production targets.

  • Ensure accuracy of data being collected by the Jigsaw FMS for reporting purposes
  • Communicate with the maintenance team on equipment breakdowns and organize for mechanics/technicians to attend to these.
  • Ensure timely release of equipment to the maintenance crew for all required services.

  • Monitor all equipment breakdowns and ensure the correct equipment conditions are reported to the maintenance leadership team.

  • Work closely with Mine Operations, Technical Services (Survey, Mine Planning, Geotechnical and Geology) departments to ensure daily production targets are met.

  • Monitor all tasks being undertaken by equipment operators and ensure that work is done in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.

  • Assist the Crew Supervisors in monitoring operator performance in accordance with code of conduct and other applicable standards.

  • Identify and monitor key mining operation performance indicators and direct mining operations towards achieving the targets.

  • Play an active role in the running of the shift by using all Mining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and assist field equipment operators to achieve their targets.

  • Use the Dispatch system to manage the personnel and equipment of the open pit, in a safe and productive manner
  • Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the Pit Operations Supervisor and/or the Dispatch Supervisor.

  • Minimum of (2) years open pit experience preferred
  • Prior experience with Jigsaw FMS dispatcher duties preferred
  • Understanding of Open Pit safety and production targets required
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes rotating shifts and mandatory overtime required
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written required
  • Excellent safety, performance and attendance records required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to show empathy and build rapport required
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, team-oriented and work with minimum supervision preferred
  • Excellent planning, problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills required
  • Proven attention to detail with a high level of accuracy required
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently required
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards required
  • Proven safety record required
What We Can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
About Barrick

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.


Barrick Nevada is an integrated gold mining operation that combines the Cortez and Goldstrike properties in Nevada, employing a total of 3,000 employees and 800 contractors. The operation utilizes both open pit and underground mining methods with Autoclave and Roaster processing facilities at Goldstrike and Milling/Heap Leaching facilities at Cortez.


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