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Talent Acquisition Specialist 18-Month Contract - Calgary, AB

Date:  Jun 11, 2021

Calgary, AB, CA, T1Y 7G4

Req ID:  21499
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.


Komatsu Mining brings advanced equipment, systems and direct services to the global mining industry. With its focus solely on mining, Komatsu Mining designs, manufactures, distributes and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Customers receive a superior experience through direct relationships with Komatsu Mining's support people, and through its services located close to the mines. Komatsu Mining's products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron, gold and other mineral resources and the company employs 14,000 people worldwide.


Komatsu Mining is continuously working to make mining operations safer and more productive. With Komatsu Mining's innovative equipment and life-cycle services, mine operators are able to consistently achieve the lowest cost per unit of production over the life of the equipment.

Komatsu Mining Corp. offers rewarding experiences and unique opportunities for growth:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package (dental, prescription drug, health spending account, paramedical, medical, vision)
  • Registered Pension Plan 
  • Paid Vacation
  • Company supplied tools
  • Ability to be a part of an exciting innovative company developing new state of the art technology and equipment 

We are currently looking for an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist to fill an 18-month contract at our Calgary, Alberta branch. 


Reports to: Senior Human Resources Manager 

Shift:  5 x 2, Monday to Friday 

Location: Calgary, Alberta 

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation 



  • Execute full life cycle recruitment process with the goal of hiring top level talent, including; recruiting and sourcing active and passive candidates for hard to fill roles, managing job postings, screening and interviewing, reference and background checking, initiating onboarding and new hire meetings.
  • Recruit and manage multiple position requirements, across a wide variety of disciplines paying particular attention to trades positions.
  • Develop strong relationships with Hiring Managers, Senior Management, Directors, HR Business Partners and Supervisors at all levels.
  • Partner with Hiring Managers to understand recruitment needs through a scoping call and develop recruiting strategies based on Hiring Manager needs.
  • Workforce planning for proactive recruitment in high growth areas as well as tracking and reporting on monthly recruitment metrics.
  • Source high quality candidates using both internal and external traditional and innovative strategies and tools including social media, website postings, networking, advertising, employee referrals, career fairs and database mining.
  • Conduct phone, in-person, and virtual interviews with candidates of all levels.
  • Negotiate compensation in conjunction with the HR Business Partners and hiring managers.
  • Responsible for leading Komatsu Mining Corp. careers fairs and networking events. Create and maintain partnerships with Indigenous organizations and professional associations.


  • Identify, develop and maintain sourcing networks including LinkedIn, Indeed, and other social media and professional organizations. Network with various stakeholders and build the employer brand with candidates (active and passive candidates) through all recruitment activities and ensuring a positive candidate experience.
  • Coordinate the recruitment process between candidates, hiring managers and HR Business Partners through the recruiting cycle.
  • Support and maintain recruitment process and systems. Manage recruitment projects such as supporting and process improvement for recruitment processes and systems. Be a key contributor on recruitment related projects and policy discussions.
  • Ensure all recruitment activities performed are fully compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and deliver required presentations on workforce strategy and approach with a variety of leadership teams.
  • Maintain organized tracking records via the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), work within the ATS and Excel to track and record updates and compile reports from database for management.
  • Conduct new hire orientations as necessary. Schedule and track all new hire two-week meetings with Senior Leadership as well as a 6 month follow up meeting.
  • Keep current on recruiting trends and topics, including legal updates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field and at least 2-3 year of full cycle recruiting experience, specifically filling hard to fill roles.
  • 2-3 years of full life cycle recruitment experience with a focus on understanding business requirements and delivering results, preferably within the mining or resource development industry.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with a focus on recruitment of all levels of construction, mining and manufacturing plant personnel, trades and field staff and service.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with business leaders, while gaining insight into the daily operations and needs of the organization.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and customer service skills.
  • Experience with both traditional and innovative strategies and tools including social media platforms, website postings, networking, advertising, career fairs and database mining.
  • Excellent organizational and recruitment execution skills, and the ability to work effectively in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Experience using social media tools for recruitment including Applicant Tracking software preferably Success Factors.
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality always.
  • Strong understanding of statutory and regulatory laws regarding employment.
  • Must be competent in MS Office, specifically Excel, Word, PPT and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel to job fairs as needed.

Komatsu Mining offers an excellent benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


No agency or candidate phone calls please.


Komatsu Mining Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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