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Ore Processing Project Superintendent

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Electrical Engineer Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Process Jobs, Project Management 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 Responsibilities

  • Areas of responsibility may include Environment, Health and Safety, Mine, Mill, Maintenance, Security, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain, Camp etc.
  • Executes short and long-term strategies that support the growth of operations and ensures strategies are concretely linked to the organization’s overall strategy
  • Formulates the annual operating and capital budgets for Projects while supporting Nationalization planning for Project expat position
  • Develops systems and measures that appropriately assesses performance of operations / function and monitors and manages overall performance of direct reports
  • Manages the human, financial, and operational resources of operations / function to maintain costs
  • Coordinates Projects / functions through Supervisors to maintain and improve efficiency and health, safety and environmental standards established by the company
  • Monitors records for the Project / function, including safety meetings, attendance, vacations, performance evaluations, disciplinary action and training records
  • Reviews all reports related to accidents, injuries, Management of change, Project execution, Project QA/QC, Cost control,Project handover. Makes recommendations on continuous improvement strategies
  • Implements and evaluates processes, policies, systems, and practices related to effective project management
  • Acts as a change agent and project sponsor for key initiatives; models organizational values, sets the cultural tone, and prioritizes business goals
  • Leads and manages a team responsible for executing Projects / functional strategies

Builds the capabilities of the team to enhance the Projects / function’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategies; identifies succession role requirements and high potential talent and actively develops key talent 

Education and Experience


  • University Degree (Engineering Mechanical or electrical) or trade designation in Mechanical or Electrical with 15 years’ experience at a Supervisor level   
  • Additional specialized education of up to 4 years including masters level degree or equivalent
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise



  • 8 - 12 years of related work experience
  • Knowledge and experience of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations
  • Knowledge and experience of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, and maintenance functions
  • Knowledge and experience of developing policies and procedures relating to safety, the environment, and individual and organizational development
  • Familiar with federal / industry and local health/ safety/ environmental regulations, as they relate to mining operations



  • 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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