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Mining Engineer /Ingénieur Mine

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Drill & Blast Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs
Africa, French Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Job Description

Reporting to the Drill & Blast Superintendent, you oversee the technical design; implementation and monitoring of all drill and blast activities on site. You continually evaluate drill and blast performance and initiate improvements to achieve key outcomes.  To be familiar with and understand the principles of the Tasiast environment policy, and to maintain and support procedures and work practices aimed at preventing accidents or injuries

Job Responsibilities

Develop Drill and Blast design criteria to support safe & optimal mine operations
• Assist in Development and maintenance of the Tasiast Ground Control Management Plan
• Plan & manage the design and implementation of the drilling and blasting field requirements
• Conduct drilling and blasting support trials and making recommendations on their performance
• Assist with continuous improvements in drilling and blast designs while ensuring they comply with mining regulations and site standards as they relate to Mine Safety and Geotechnical Wall Control blasting.
• Coordinate with the Drill and Blast Superintendent to ensure maximum utilization of production drilling equipment as it relates to Production and Geotechnical Wall Control blasting.
• Advise planning & operations personnel on issues relating to production drilling, blast and mine design
• Provide technical support where electronic blasting is carried out
• Ensure that drilling and blasting plans for the open pit operation are carried using appropriate software packages following the correct procedures and standards
• Conduct field trials to ensure maximum productivity is achieved through the monitoring of drilling and blasting consumables
• Provide technical information on blast vibration as it applies to Geotechnical Wall Control practices
• Assisting in developing drill and blast budgets and forecasts as required
• Ensure fragmentation of blast optimizes downstream processes, eg mill throughput and productivity of diggers

Education and Experience

  • Mining Engineering Degree-Fresh graduates can apply 
  • Mining experience in an open pit mine or any mining industry is preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and French 
  • Practical experience with advanced drill and blast software and monitoring instruments and techniques, in particular vibration analyses and VOD systems
  • Exposure to electronic/digital blasting systems
  • High level of computer literacy with specialized mining software such as Surpac,  Shotplus I, Blast map
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Effective decision making and problem solving skills
  • Effective organizational and time management skills

Language Requirements



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