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Drill Mechanic

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
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

The Mobile Maintenance Mine Mechanic is accountable to the Mobile Maintenance Mechanical for the safe, efficient, accurate and cost effective mechanical maintenance of the Heavy Duty mobile equipment fleet at Kinross Gold – Tasiast Mine. The incumbent will provide technical ability and experience to maintain the mobile equipment fleet so that the business objectives of the Company are consistently achieved through the efficient management of the operation.

Job Responsibilities

Includes but not limited to:

  • Ability to trouble shoot and diagnose faults in hydraulic, air and electrical systems as applicable to Caterpillar equipment.
  • Able to use or be trained in the use of Caterpillar E T diagnostic equipment.
  • Be conversant with Caterpillar SIS parts system or have the ability to learn.
  • Repair or replace worn or faulty parts removing  major components :engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear systems;
  • Ensure all maintenance tasks performed are within the compliance of Kinross safe operating procedures, standard job guidelines and if not, a comprehensive job safety analysis is performed
  • Communicate with direct supervisor or leading hand concerning repair and service needs.
  • Maintain mobile equipment as assigned by direct supervisor or leading hand in the shop and field.
  • Execute all the maintenance repairs planned, and unplanned.
  • Provide the required reports as requested by your supervisor.
  • Train and assist with OJT training working with the maintenance personnel under your supervision, as required.
  • Provide a safe, efficient and effective work place.
  • Participate in the technical and performance evaluation of your trainees, and provide constructive feedback to improve their competency.

Education and Experience


  • Degree in Mechanics BTS level or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in HD equipment’s.
  • Working experience on: BUCYRUS SKFX (CAT: SKFX-12m / MD6240): SANDVIK DR580: Atlas Copco PV235:  and others Drills
  • Read and write French or Arabic.
  • Basic English skills a distinct advantage



    • Take pride in good workmanship, be  organized,
    • Able to work with hand tools
    • Problem solving skills
    • Aptitude for technical activities.
    • Ability to interpret service manuals & schematics.
    • Driver license essential.

    Language Requirements



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