Working with Tacora

Open Positions

Our Purpose & Values

Respectful Workplace

Tacora Programs

Living in Labrador

Living in Kirkenes

CAREERS

Working with Tacora.

Tacora Resources Inc. (Tacora) is an innovative iron ore mining and development company, with two mining and processing facilities: Scully Mine in Wabush, NL, Canada, and Sydvaranger, in Sør-Varanger, Norway servicing high demand from customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

As a Tacora Resources employee, you will become part of a supportive, performance‐driven, highly engaged, dynamic environment.  We focus on creating a work environment where employees can utilize their individual skills and knowledge while maintaining a team-based, inclusive approach to meeting greater challenges. We maintain straight lines of communication between our operations and management, so we can move collectively toward achieving our goals.

With our core values as the foundation of our Canadian and Norwegian operations, we are passionate about innovation and we are excited about our future. We are collaborative in our approach to projects and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We believe in turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable.  We place the highest priority on employee safety, protecting the environment, and enhancing the development of the communities where we operate.

Tacora is committed to ensuring an inclusive and diverse work environment.  You will be provided with the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill set working alongside dedicated employees from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.  We value our employees and their happiness – at Tacora, we are family. 

Join Our Team

We are currently hiring for positions in Labrador, Canada and Kirkenes, Norway.

Scully Mine, Wabush, NL, Canada

Sydvaranger, Kirkenes, Norway

Shared Services, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Our Purpose & Values

OUR VISION

Aligned with our core values, Tacora’s vision is to be recognized as a development platform in mining of new and existing mine sites, applying modern mining techniques and an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve:

  • The highest levels of safety and environmental performance,
  • Delivery of high-quality products at costs which are sustainable long term, and
  • Earning the respect from all stakeholders and being recognized as a model in the industry.

 

OUR VALUES

Tacora is a responsible mining company. We work to build our corporate citizenship, earn the respect of the regions in which we operate and meet our customer expectations. Tacora passionately believes in its key core values:

 

Teamwork

Safety

Determination

Sustainability

Winning

Our Purpose & Values

OUR VISION

Aligned with our core values, Tacora’s vision is to be recognized as a development platform in mining of new and existing mine sites, applying modern mining techniques and an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve:

  • The highest levels of safety and environmental performance,
  • Delivery of high-quality products at costs which are sustainable long term, and
  • Earning the respect from all stakeholders and being recognized as a model in the industry.

 

OUR VALUES

Tacora is a responsible mining company. We work to build our corporate citizenship, earn the respect of the regions in which we operate and meet our customer expectations. Tacora passionately believes in its key core values:

 

Teamwork

Safety

Determination

Sustainability

Winning

Benefits & Rewards

Tacora offers an innovative and industry-leading compensation plan which incorporates the opportunity for all employees to earn a monthly Safe, Quality Tonnes (“SQT”) bonus.

The details of the compensation plan include the following: competitive base pay, monthly SQT bonus, comprehensive employer-paid group benefits plan, employer-paid RRSP plan, travel benefit, WorkPerks for Tacora employee discount plan, and other short-term incentive plans.

When combined, the Tacora compensation plan provides our employees with the opportunity to be amongst the most competitively paid metals and mining employees in the respective market. Together as a team, we are maximizing our potential. Together, we will win!

Respectful Workplace

A safe and inclusive workplace culture is fundamental to our employee experience. Our responsibility and commitment to ensuring the safety of our employees and those affected by our business remain core to our strategic commitment: “always safe”.

We want to attract the best people to our organization and provide them with opportunities to succeed. Our Respectful Workplace Policy/Code of Conduct and company values outline our expectations of employee behaviour.

 

Benefits & Rewards

Tacora offers an innovative and industry-leading compensation plan which incorporates the opportunity for all employees to earn a monthly Safe, Quality Tonnes (“SQT”) bonus.

The details of the compensation plan include the following: competitive base pay, monthly SQT bonus, comprehensive employer-paid group benefits plan, employer-paid RRSP plan, travel benefit, WorkPerks for Tacora employee discount plan, and other short-term incentive plans.

When combined, the Tacora compensation plan provides our employees with the opportunity to be amongst the most competitively paid metals and mining employees in the respective market. Together as a team, we are maximizing our potential. Together, we will win!

Respectful Workplace

A safe and inclusive workplace culture is fundamental to our employee experience. Our responsibility and commitment to ensuring the safety of our employees and those affected by our business remain core to our strategic commitment: “always safe”.

We want to attract the best people to our organization and provide them with opportunities to succeed. Our Respectful Workplace Policy/Code of Conduct and company values outline our expectations of employee behaviour.

 

Tacora Programs

Tacora supports the development and growth of our employees in various apprentice trades through subsidized paid leave while attending block training. We are committed to working with the stakeholders to identify skilled trade shortages, implement training and apprenticeship programs in these areas and supporting the growth of women in mining trades.

Tacora offers a dynamic, engaging, and challenging opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and skillsets working along dedicated employees from a variety of backgrounds. 

Co-op students enrolled in 2nd to 4th year mining engineering, business, or geology degree programs that are hired by Tacora, will be responsible for a variety of tasks, some of which will include: following safe work practices, data analysis, administrative support tasks, and supporting employees in project planning, monitoring key performance indicators, surveying, and reporting. We apply a long-term approach to hiring co-op students, which fulfills current gaps, succession planning and future needs.  

Tacora welcomes summer students to our team with the goal to provide students with valuable summer work experience. The summer student program also ensures productivity and production are not impacted by full-time employees off an annual leave. Summer students are hired and trained to perform the same duties as unionized workers. Our students work across all areas of operations and gain valuable experience related to mining, while aligning with their related field of study.

Every year, we hire in various areas for summer students, including: 

  • Mine Operations (Haul Truck Operators, Pit attendants, clean up)
  • Mine Maintenance (Laborers & Welding & Mechanical Helpers)
  • Concentrator Operation & Service and Cleanup Crew
  • Laboratory Students
  • Building Maintenance
  • Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Power Engineering

In 2021, Tacora launched the Tacora Resources Adam Salomon de Friedberg Apprentice Scholarship Program that provides  scholarships for new students entering 1st year into an apprentice trades program related to the mining industry. Tacora also offers a “Women in Mining” Trades Scholarship Award to encourage and support the growth of a diversified skilled mining workforce within the Labrador West region. These scholarships are available during each academic year.  Please check back in April 2022 for the 2022-2023 scholarship application form.

Living in Labrador

Wabush is located on the western border of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador and the areas population is made up of fourth and fifth generation mining families. Known for its long winters, and its brief but beautiful summers, Labrador is also a paradise for lovers of the outdoors; the summer offers trails for walking, hiking, mountain biking, or operating ATVs and the city itself has a golf course, a skate park, dog parks, as well as fields for soccer and football.  In the winter, you can take advantage of many snowmobile trails, trails for cross country skiing, and locations that are perfect for downhill skiing.  Year round there are indoor facilities and studios for a variety of sports and recreational activities, there are countless locations to camp, and hunting and fishing can happen each and every season (as long as you are granted a licence).

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For an in depth list of available resources and activities, click here for an online directory filled with information on things to do and places to see, or click here to visit the Labrador West website that’s full of info whether you want to work, stay, or play.

 

CHILDCARE

Labrador City has two licensed and affordable daycare centres that operate year-round.  

EDUCATION

Labrador City and Wabush are within the Newfoundland Labrador English School District. There are two schools located in Labrador City, and one in Wabush; the curriculum is mainly taught in English, but French Immersion programs are also available from pre-schooling to twelfth grade.

HEALTH SERVICES

The Labrador West Health Centre is home to a general surgeon, an obstetrician/gynecologist , and an anesthesiologist while many specialists visit the hospital on a regular basis to ensure that all clients’ needs are met. For more information, click here.

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

The College of the North Atlantic – Labrador West Campus is ready to accept those interested in learning specialized skills for a myriad of disciplines and trades.

 

 

SPORTS & RECREATION

All year round, Labrador West offers a wide variety of options for those interested in sports, recreation, as well as arts and/or culture, click here for a list of facilities.

TRAVEL

The Wabush Airport is serviced by Air Inuit, PAL Airlines, and Pascan Aviation.  Labrador City, Wabush, and even Fermont, Quebec, use this airport as their gate to the rest of the world. 

Living in Kirkenes

Kirkenes is the capital of the municipality of Sør-Varanger.  It is located in the furthest north-eastern corner of Norway, near both the Russian and Finnish border, close to the Varanger fjord, and the area has a population of roughly 9600 people.

CHILDCARE

There are 13 child care centres in the area that operate year-round, meaning the municipality can offer full kindergarten coverage.

EDUCATION

There are great activities on offer in the local community for children and young people. We have 10 primary and lower secondary schools in Sør-Varanger, offering before- and after school care programs, and one high school.

 

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

The Narvik university College and the University of Tromsø offers, in collaboration with the Kirkenes adult learning center and Kirkenes Næringshage (business park), a wide range of opportunities for net-based study programs.

 

 

HEALTH SERVICES

Municipal health services are financed by the government through the National Insurance scheme, municipal funds and patient charges. Health care in specialist services is financed by the government through grants to the health authorities, the National Insurance scheme and patient charges. In addition to a GP practice, the area has a hospital providing specialist health care services of high professional quality. The local hospital is cooperating with other hospitals in the Finnmark/Troms region, allowing many specialists to visit the hospital on a regular basis to ensure that all clients’ needs are met. 

SPORTS & RECREATION

The area, which is characterized by mountains plunging straight into the sea, has two months of midnight sun and two months of polar nights. All year round, the area offers unique opportunities for nature experiences that would tempt most people to go outdoors in their leisure time. In addition to the more common sport activities such as soccer, handball, volleyball, wrestling etc. there are many opportunities for e.g. skiing, hiking, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, king-crab fishing, dog sledging and snowmobiling.

 

 

TRAVEL

Kirkenes Airport serves as the main primary airport for the eastern Finnmark county and is serviced by SAS (Scandinavian Airline Services), Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Wideroe. Due to its close proximity to Russia and its activities related to the oil industry in the Barents Sea, Kirkenes has garnered some attention from international businesses; the airport in Kirkenes has daily direct flights to a number of places in Norway, and Oslo is just a two hour flight away. 

Hurtigruten is Norway’s public coastal route, transporting passengers that travel locally, regionally, and between the ports of call.  Hurtigruten provides daily, year-round, and consistent traffic between Bergen and Kirkenes with 34 ports of call on northbound and 33 ports of call on southbound sailings.

 

Advantages of living in Sør-Varanger

Residents of Finnmark receive a reduction on their student loans, extra family allowance and further tax benefits. The electricity is cheaper and it is possible to find more affordable housing that in many other places in Norway.