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Senior Supervisor: Drilling

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Discipline:
Drill & Blast Jobs, Blasting jobs, Drill Operators Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
Africa, Mauritania
Region:
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
02-Mar-17
Recruiter:
First Quantum Minerals
Job Ref:
498456

The Drilling Supervisor will support and manage all drill activities at the site, managing a group of around 40 people. The role reports into the Mine Pit Superintendent
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.
Ensure that Safety Protocols and Operating Procedures are followed and that all Safety, Health and Environmental Statutory Requirements are met.
Responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of all drill activities.
Comply with established methodologies and quality standards related to the drill function, while at the same time recommending new or alternate approaches.
Answer queries and handle requests related to the drill function which includes problem solving and judgement.
Mentor and train less experienced employees on operating standards, procedures and methods.Provide complex technical support for drill activities, following established policies, practices and procedures when completing work assignments.
Liaise with mobile maintenance department to develop preventative maintenance schedules and ensure sufficient stock of consumables to maintain high equipment operating availability.
Follow the FQM way – bolder, smarter, driven.
Ensure a safe drilling and charging operation
Supervision of blast hole drilling (MCM and contractors)
Organizing timely drill field cleaning and preparation hand in hand with production foreman
Documentation of Drill and Blast results
Communication between planners, drillers and blasting contractors;
any other jobs required and communicated by the supervisor
Required Technical Skills, Training & Experience
Qualification in drill and blast techniques or related field.
Minimum of 8 years of related work experience, ideally in large open pit operations, preferably hard rock.
Minimum of two years' experience in a supervisory role with ability to delegate and motivate the team towards achieving production targets.
Good written and oral communication skills in English; French and/or Arabic would be highly considered.
Ability to achieve result is a cross cultural environment.<
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
Self-motivated with trainer coaching skills towards our national workforce.
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:
30/03/2017

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