Job Description
Job Title:  Face Shovel Operator
Posting Start Date:  11/2/23

The Greenstone Mine commenced production in May 2024 and will be one of Canada’s largest open-pit gold mines, with annual production expected to average nearly 400,000 ounces of gold per year for an initial 14-year mine life with additional potential from a large underground deposit. Greenstone Gold Mines L.P. is owned by Equinox Gold Corp., a Vancouver-based mining company with seven other operating mines in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. 


Greenstone Mine is seeking a Face Shovel Operator to join our team. Reporting to the Mine Operations Supervisor, the Face Shovel Operator is responsible for safely and productively operating a 600ton face shovel.



  • Operate the 600ton face shovel in a safe and efficient way in accordance with all relevant legislation, company policies and procedures.
  • Wearing personal protective equipment in designed areas.
  • Perform Field Level Risk Assessments.
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping as well as refilling all fluids as required.
  • Conducting pre-operational checks of the shovel.
  • Perform a walk-around inspection before, during, and after every shift.
  • Complete logbooks and daily reports on delays, productions, and safety issues.
  • Use two-way-radio, and horn signals to communicate with other operators and ensure safety.
  • Troubleshoot in accordance with regulations and approved procedures, may perform minor repairs as required and report all issues to dispatch.
  • Safely operate and maneuver the shovel around the mine.
  • Use the face shovel according to operating practices to excavate materials such as overburden and blasted rock.
  • Use the face shovel according to operating practices to load 240ton haul trucks safely and efficiently.
  • Monitor gauges, and other indicators to make ensure the shovel is working properly, report discrepancies to dispatch.



  • Safety conscious
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner
  • Candidates must demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to adapt and work in an inclusive work environment
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience operating face shovels at a mine site
  • Double side loading experience is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Prior experience at a mine site is required
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Training or pertinent experience is required
  • Ontario Surface Common Core Training is an asset



  • This position will be based in Geraldton, Ontario.


Greenstone Mine provides company transportation from multiple pick-up point locations.

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
Greenstone Gold Mines is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.