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Ore Processing Vulcanist Supervisor

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Africa, Mauritania
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent the Vulcanist Supervisor oversees all aspects of team of rubber liners and conveyor belt repair and maintenance craftsmen.

Job Responsibilities

  • Comply with all TMLSA Occupational Health and Safety requirements as well as those required as per Mauritanian regulations. Ensure that all TMLSA Policy’s and Procedures are adhered to by employees assigned to their Supervision.
  • Directly supervise the maintenance work to ensure that plant and equipment running well to meet the milling production.
  • Set goals and coordinate the activities with Operations and planning to ensure that schedule maintenance and emergency repairs are accomplished with minimal disruption to production schedule.
  • Ensure that adequate resources are available for meeting scheduled maintenance and repair needs.
  • Review all maintenance schedules and coordinates with other departments to assure optimal equipment and plant availability to meet business needs.
  • Responsible for supervising all grinding mechanical maintenance activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed. Conduct periodic safety inspections.
  • Monitor and review costs, establish and maintain budgets and recommend the replacement or updating of equipment.
  • Oversee new installations, including design, modifications and new installation start-ups.
  • Respond to emergencies that could cause injury to personnel or loss of production.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and job training programs.
  • Ensure compliance with mining, safety, and environmental laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that training is conducted in accordance with TMLSA succession planning.

Education and Experience

• Mechanical Trade certification
• 5-10 years’ experience with rubber lining of piping and wear points in ore processing plant  
• 5-10 years’ experience with conveyor belt installation, splicing, repair and maintenance of components (idlers, pulleys, skirt liners, scrapers etc) 
• Experience managing employees
• Complete understanding of mine and maintenance operations
• Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions required
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to work with others in a team environment


  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good working Knowledge of MS Office
  • French language an asset

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.

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