Thckener/ De-watering operator (Former Employee) – Snow Lake, MB – 21 April 2017
If they like you, you could get away with almost anything. When they went after someone it was no hope. The management was chaotic. No communication between crews. Often cleaning up others messes and over worked. I learned a lot at Hudbay and I appreciate it. gave me skills in the mining industry with confined space and crane training. And dealing with heavy equipment. Being over worked or not giving the proper tools or safety procedures in place when given a task. I enjoyed the people the most; my co-workers. Trying to keep it lighthearted in stressful or aggravating situations.
typical day at work: fighting fires(slang for breakdowns) hardest part of the job is getting there in the morning management:depends where you are, some have it together, some are a joke advancement? not likely.
Mine Equipment Jr. Engineer (Former Employee) – Snow Lake, MB – 15 February 2017
the small community is very welcoming and friendly, with mostly everyone working for the company. the remote community is beautiful and great for the outdoorsy types. the remoteness also has the con that it is a 7 hr drive from a major city.
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Snow Lake, MB – 21 December 2016
Was a good place to work before the 2015 strike, after the strike they treated the strikers like garbage. Management is only there to protect staff and not the hourly. Was personally forced to quit this brutal company! My suggestions don't bother!
Apprentice Millwright (Current Employee) – Snow Lake, MB – 4 July 2016
A good company to work for. The people are very nice and very community based. Still growing since they found new and long term mineral deposits. There safety needs improvement but that is on the forward rise for them. From day one I was included in major repairs and was given the ability to show my skills and work very hands on. Management could use a bit of work but there is minimal tools for them so they do struggle. It does seem to be getting better. All in all if management used newer,updated techniques on management, this job would be rated one of the best jobs I've had
Hudbay was once the heart and soul of the communities it is established in, but now HudBay would rather not put money into the communities that founded in. Hudbay has stopped contributing its main cash flow source and invested millions on infrastructure and such in Peru.
There is always mechanical work because all they run is old decreped machinary.
Unorganized managment, threats of being shut down or locked out year after year.
Typically the day will start with accident and incident reports being read out loud to the department to inspire safe work, since I was in a maintenance department we would then go through jobs that need to be completed and then sent off to do them in whatever order you decided to do them, (unless there was an urgent job). Management was very polite and professional. My co-workers taught me so much about the operation of the mine and the instruments we worked on. The hardest part of the job were slow days, while working maintenance if you work hard enough and nothing is breaking down your day can turn into a crawl real fast. The most enjoyable part of the job was being taught by my co-workers how to do things, and different methods of how to do things.
There is lots to learn, and many people that will teach.
steady work, not many issues with layoffs or anything. home everyday. not sure if other mining companies run this way but always seems to be a fight between union and management, not a lot of working together on issues. Lots of outstanding grievances that just sit on the table without getting dealt with.
It was a great learning experience.....many different areas of work to experience
Stripper in Zinc Plant/Forklift Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Flin Flon, MB – 8 May 2013
Spent most of my time in the zinc plant doing many different jobs, until the cell house closed and was transferred to the smelter, where I operated the forklift in the copper anode......hard work but learned alot. I enjoyed working with a great group of people and got along well with them.
many areas to choose to work in within the company
heavy equipment mechanic (Current Employee) – Flin Flon, MB – 22 April 2012
work at least 11.5 hours a day for 7 days and 7 off, then 7 nites. i like working underground and being a part of making the wheels turn . i feel that i manage to learn something new every day and this keeps my interest .i feel i work well with fellow workers i do enjoy working 'ot'. helping co-workers do there jobs is usually the easy part and me being a happy worker makes them scratch their heads. i do like change and variety and an accomplished job