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Operations Readiness Electrical Engineer

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

The Operational Readiness Electrical Engineer will provide pre and post operational support for an expansion project at the Tasiast Processing plant. Pre operational duties will include, Critical, operational and commissioning spares review, Electrical and Instrumentation pre commissioning plans, Electrical and Instrumentation walk downs of construction packages, SOP’s and LOTO matrix’s for commissioning and maintenance.  Technical field assistance and training to a staff of national industrial electrical & Instrumentation craftsmen, at the Tasiast Mine Site, in Mauritania, Africa.

Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for ensuring Operational readiness of all activities related to process plant Electrical systems in the expansion project in both Greenfield and Brownfield plants
• Prepare, critical, operational and commissioning spares lists
• Prepares reports and completes documentation related to Electrical systems
• Maximizes equipment utilization and minimizes downtime
• Prepare electrical commissioning plans for the upgrade
• Monitors and reports on the achievement of targets and revises strategies as needed
• Mentor or trains national craftsmen on operating standards, procedures and methods
• Prepares communication materials, manuals and other written materials related to Electrical systems in the upgrade and affected systems in the Brownfield site
• Ensure knowledge transfer and training to the national workforce
• Support a nationalization plan that includes the ultimate nationalization of this role
• Support a goal based competency system in a structured and formalized progression program for National employees

Education and Experience

•  Electrical Engineering degree or technologists diploma or accredited trade certification in both Electrical and Instrumentation with experience in operational readiness and commissioning
• Must be able to communicate effectively, including the ability to document according to engineering best practices
• Prior experience with ABB GMD SAG Mills and their drive and control systems
• Experience with HV,MV and LV systems in an industrial setting including G.E Multilin Protection relays and Schneider Tysys t smart motor management relays
• Familiar with most known industrial automation communication protocol (Modbus, Ethernet TCP/IP, Canopen)
• Familiar with engineering drawing software (autocad or solidworks), is an added value
• 5 - 8 years of related work experience
• Experience with commissioning an Ore Processing Plant
• 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


• General knowledge of Ore Processing and the integration of , and maintenance functions
• Good working knowledge and skills with a PC utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines in a commissioning atmosphere

• French language is 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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