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Senior Database Administrator - Geology

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Data Analysis/Data Management Jobs, Exploration Geologist Jobs, Geologist Jobs, GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Jobs
Africa, Ghana
Ghana All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Bibiani, Western Region, Ghana

Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.

Job Description

To maintain geology department databases in good standing, ensure access of databases for all users and ensure functionality of the databases deliver required outputs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively promote Safety culture and Hazard awareness and ensure relevant Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations are fully complied with at the work place.
  • Actively participate in CGML Continuous Improvement program
  • Ensure that the Geology Database is up to date, including: Drill hole collar information, Sampling and assay data, Ore mining tallies, Stockpile balances, and Truckload data transfer.
  • Maintain both open pit and underground Geology databases.
  • Ensure that robust data validation processes are in place and always validated.
  • Ensure that the database procedures are current so that data users have access to the data at all times.
  • Actively develop and improve database functionality.
  • Maintain adequate data back-up procedures to ensure the security of the databases at all times.
  • Analyse and present data as directed. Including laboratory turnaround times and QAQC reports.
  • Manage the Geology master folders in line with departmental requirements and standards.
  • Ensure all Surpac users have access to software and ensure the updates are installed and distributed.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of geological software developments.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by your supervisor in accordance to the company’s policies.

Education and Experience

  • At least a Degree in Geology/ Geographical Information System or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-6 years practical experience in advance exploration, project development or mining production.
  • Advanced computer skills – 3D-Mining Software (preferably Surpac), GIS, Microsoft applications (Access, SQL Server) or similar geological database systems
  • Understand GIS principles, the application of GIS to mapping, and methods of capturing, processing, and disseminating GIS data.
  • Good working knowledge of geological-related QA/QC standards and methods.
  • Must be able to apply standards, policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
  • Good written and oral communication and report writing skills.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian Driver’s License with defensive driving skills.


• Highly effective planning skills geared at reducing inefficiencies and maximizing safety
• Must be able to adapt to constant shift changes
• Must be able to communicate effectively with all crew members and all levels of management in a clear and concise manner 

Reporting Relationships

• Serves as a resource to other members of the technical work unit
• Typically reports into the Mine Superintendent

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (T2)

Knowledge (T2)

Leadership (T2)

Complexity (T2)

Impact (T2)

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Job Segment: System Administrator, Database, Geology, GIS, DBA, Technology, Engineering

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