Production Shift Superintendent


Soda Springs, ID, US Memphis, TN, US

Requisition ID: 171826 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Mining District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Mining 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Production Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of Kiewit Mining Group by directly managing the execution of field operations. We rely on Superintendents to set the highest expectations among their crew(s) for safety, quality, schedule, performance, and team development. A strong technical and practical background in surface mining and leading teams is required. Also, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position. #LI-WJ1

District Overview

Kiewit Mining Group has grown steadily to become one of North America’s leading contract mining companies operating in various commodities, including gold, coal, oil sands, iron ore, phosphate, talc, and aggregates. We are built on a solid foundation of safety, quality, production and integrity.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. 


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom designed to meet our shared needs. 
Possible locations include: Soda Springs, ID; Memphis, TN. 


• Responsible for direct supervision of an assigned crew of equipment operators.
• Assist in the hiring, training, and development of craft personnel (Haul Truck Drivers, Drillers, Dozer Operators, Shovel/Excavator, Blade, Scraper, etc.)
• Establishes daily job assignments, authorizes time off requests, completes performance assessments, initiates disciplinary action and performance improvements.
• Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers/coordinators, Maintenance, Safety, and Quality. 
• Assist in preparing work plans and scheduling in determining manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements.
• Examine/inspect field conditions and troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures.
• Monitor and adhere to established budgetary guidelines for job and ensure that cost control measures are being followed.
• Monitor job safety and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.
• Monitor quality standards and ensure that technical specifications are being met.
• Assist with developing entire job schedules, 90-day schedules, and three-week schedules. Monitor job schedule and coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately
• Advise peers and/or project management of potential problems, work interferences, schedule difficulties, etc. Assist in resolving such problems as required.


• A minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant experience as a Production Shift Superintendent in either Coal or Metal/Non-Metal mines or heavy civil construction experience
• Must be a self-starter and highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
• Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
• Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
• Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
• Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
• Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• The ability to work shift work including nights and weekends.
• Ability to travel on short notice.
• Willingness and ability to relocate to job sites. 

Working Conditions

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Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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