Mine Staffing International (MSI) is an industry-leading recruitment and executive search firm focused exclusively on the Mining and Natural Resources sectors. Collectively, our leadership team has over 60 years of experience building relationships with mining industry talent, employers, information service providers and job portals. Our goal is to connect industry professionals with exciting career opportunities that will shape the future of mining.
WE KNOW RECRUITING. Our team also understands the challenges of working with candidates globally. Often with roles in remote locations, a candidate’s expertise, lifestyle and family are all part of the decision-making process. We are experts at sourcing these talented leaders through geo-targeting, research and networking with industry professionals. Whether our clients require help with executive search, project-driven spikes in hiring activity, or want to engage in a strategic recruitment partnership for longer-term support, MSI provides the resources and the flexibility to engage in a way that works best – contingency, retained, hourly or project flat fee.
[expand title=”JAN DE VILLE – Executive Search Consultant”]
Jan began her recruitment career over 7 years ago with HS International prior to the merger with MSI. Jan focuses on searches primarily from the mid-tier to the executive level as an executive recruiter. Her background also includes 13 plus years working at the Denver Gold Group promoting international precious metals conferences as Director of Business Operations. During her tenure, she worked as a meeting planner, specializing in corporate communication with precious metals companies, resulting in the organization of premier conferences around the world.
Jan has a vast network of companies she has dealt with, which involved working directly with CEO’s and high level management during her many years at the Denver Gold Group. Her strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to build trusted relations are a tremendous asset in this sector. Jan remains based out of Denver, Colorado USA.
[expand title=”BRAD BLACKBURN – Executive Director – Coal, Oil & Gas and Energy”]
Brad Blackburn oversees the Birmingham, Alabama office of MSI, specializing in the Coal, Oil & Gas and Energy sectors, with additional experience in hard rock mining with base and precious metals producers. Brad has over 25 years of recruiting experience with 10 of those years focused in the mining industry. He has staffed operations at leading companies such as Drummond Company, Walter Energy, Freeport-McMoRan and Kinross Gold. Brad has also led expatriate recruiting teams supporting major projects such as Drummond’s mines in Colombia, South America (Mina Pribbenow: USD$3 billion and El Descanso: USD$1 billion), and Kinross Gold’s Tasiast Mine Expansion (Mauritania, Africa: USD$3.5 billion+).
Brad continues to manage ongoing recruitment efforts at some of the largest mine sites in North America, sourcing and screening candidates to fill jobs ranging from skilled trades to numerous technical disciplines, on up to mid-level and senior management. Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Faulkner University in Faulkner, Alabama and is a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). His vast knowledge of the recruiting field enhances MSI’s ability to deliver superior results to our clients.
[expand title=”JOLINE LENZ – Executive Recruiting Consultant”]
As the former CEO/Founder of HS International specializing in the global mining recruitment industry, Joline’s experience encompasses a broad recruitment background including over 20 years in recruiting along with four successful recruitment start-ups. Having focused primarily from the mid-tier level to executive levels in mining at her company HS International, Joline continues to work with MSI, combining our expertise and providing our clients and candidates with additional resources and opportunity. Joline believes that with the right talent on your team, well designed projects can be executed with precision, resources become reserves, and recovery becomes profit. She is a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and has visited Anglogold Ashanti’s Cripple Creek Mine, US Silver’s Galena Mine and an underground uranium mine in Utah and enjoys expanding her knowledge in this sector as well as building valued relations.
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