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General Manager in Edson at Westmoreland Coal Company.

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

General Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Mine at targeted level of production and cost budgets. Administer Company policy; oversee fiscal management of the mine, developing, implementing, and reporting capital and expense budgets; and, ensure and direct all mine activities (mining, processing, maintenance, engineering, reclamation, administration, accounting, lands and human resources) are in compliance with safety, environmental, employment regulations and company standards. Serve as the principal interface with the Customer, local community, regulatory agencies, and vendors.


Supervisor Responsibilities

This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the mine is operated in safe, efficient, and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Primary interface with Customer, Corporate Management and local community. 
  • Participates in formulating and administering Company/Corporate policies. 
  • Monitors, directs and reports activities of the Company for attainment of budgets, strategic objectives, and specific predefined operating goals and objectives. Seeks, implements, and applies best mining/business practices. 
  • Coach, mentor, develop, and train employees, promoting advancement and succession in WCC operations.

Job Requirements

Performance Requirements

Polished interpersonal skills. Strong personnel management skills. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures. Knowledge of fiscal management and office management techniques. Knowledge of computer systems and applications. Ability to apply policies and procedures to solve everyday issues. Ability to exercise initiative, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities. Ability to work in conjunction with Company managers and employees. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet critical deadlines. Ability to quickly develop strong internal working relationships.


Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Ability to analyze processes and functional requirements to identify inefficiencies and propose solutions. Ability to follow both verbal and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions. Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations. Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or verbal instructions. Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.


Typical Physical Demands

Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Requires constant data input for extended periods of time without leaving the work area. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Requires mobility sufficient to travel.

Typical Working Conditions

Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Engineering, Enviromental Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 year’s of related work experience. 5 years of management experience.



  • Decision Making
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Business Acumen.