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Mine Superintendent

Reporting into the Mine Manager, the Mine Superintendent will assist in developing and managing the mine, waste dump and stockpile areas, directing and overseeing the work of the current 25 excavator operators and 10 dozer operators.


Location: Akjoujt  Site: MCM

The Guelb Moghrein copper-gold operation is 100% owned by Mauritanian Copper Mines (MCM), a First Quantum subsidiary. The mine is located 250 kilometres northeast of the nation's capital, Nouakchott, near the town of Akjoujt.

 

Summary / Purpose of the Role

Reporting into the Mine Manager, the Mine Superintendent will assist in developing and managing the mine, waste dump and stockpile areas, directing and overseeing the work of the current 25 excavator operators and 10 dozer operators. Experience working with open pit mining contractors would be highly regarded.  

 

Key areas of Responsibility 

 

  • Ensure maximum productivity and extraction rates by optimizing mining methods, procedures and equipment.
  • Verify that the assets are being operated per the mining plan.
  • Review data and confer with engineering, mine maintenance and supervisory personnel to plan and direct mine development.
  • Direct team supervisors in operational plans.
  • Direct priority for mobile equipment maintenance based on operational demands.
  • Tour and inspect mine to detect and resolve production, equipment maintenance, safety and personnel issues. With a strong focus on eliminating equipment damage and operator fatigue.
  • Participate in the training and mentoring of the Mauritanian workforce in your respective area of responsibility.
  • Active involvement in new projects.
  • Support Safety Management programs and regulatory compliance.
  • Any other duties as assigned to.

  

Required Technical Skills, Training & Experience

 

  • Minimum of 10 or more years of operations supervisor heavy equipment operator experience in a hard rock open pit mine, with a minimum of 5 years at Mine Superintendent level. Experience working with open pit mining contractors would be highly regarded.

  • Expert level of understanding of truck and excavator dynamics on an open pit mine.

  • Solid track level as a heavy equipment operator on all major equipment types in a hard rock open pit mine.

  • Good communication skills in English with some French and/or Arabic language capabilities.

  • Excellent monitoring, follow up and record keeping skills.

  • Even-tempered, patient, clear communicator.

  • Past international African experience preferred.

  • Follow the FQML way – bolder, smarter, driven.

     

 First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Closing Date:
22/12/2016

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