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Senior Production Supervisor

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Mill Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs, Mineral Processing Engineer, Process Jobs, Production Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs, Process Control Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
2year FIFO contract
Teranga Gold
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Company Overview


Teranga is a Canadian-based gold producer with a pipeline of West African assets in production, development and exploration on more than 5,000 square kilometers of land located on prospective gold belts. Our vision is to become a multi-jurisdictional West African gold producer with a portfolio of assets offering diversified production with strong margins and sustainable free cash flows.


Since its 2010 IPO, Teranga has produced over 1.2 million ounces of gold from its operating gold mine in Senegal. The Company is currently completing an updated feasibility study for the fully permitted BanforaGold project in Burkina Faso, with expected completion mid-2017. In 2016, Teranga acquired exploration permits in Ivory Coast. The Company believes these properties – and potential future mining rights that may be acquired – will provide a further pipeline of future growth opportunities. 


Concurrent with production and development activities, exploration programs are underway at its most prospective properties to increase its reserve base through resource conversion and new discoveries.  Furthermore, the Company has a solid balance sheet and a strong social license to continue to grow its business. 


The Teranga team has extensive experience in exploring, developing and operating successful mines globally. With our focus on growth, we offer exciting and rewarding career opportunities.


This is a 2-year contract, fly-in/ fly-out role in Senegal, West Africa: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time


Summary of Role


As the Senior Production Supervisor reporting to the Processing Superintendent, your role will be to ensure that plant utilization is optimized through the application of safe work practices, cost effective management principles and effective resource management. Part of this role is expected to be involved in process improvements by applying best industry standards, while continuously mentoring staff to meet the company's growth objectives.


Key Responsibilities 

• To ensure plant utilization is optimized through the application of safe work practices and effective resource management.
• Supporting the Processing Superintendent in achieving production targets.
• Manage the day to day operations of the Day Services and Goldroom operations.
• Provide back to back coverage for the Processing Superintendent.
• Coordination of Mill Relining programs.
• Provide technical support to the processing operation to ensure optimum plant performance is achieved and processing development opportunities are identified.
• Provide team leadership through effective mentoring and training against development plans and ensure areas of improvement are identified.
• Improve operating costs through effective use of plant consumables and resource management.
• Support and encourage a culture of continuous improvement within the processing department.
• Optimize the gold recovery process through the application of Occupational Health & Safety standards and procedures and effective cost management principals.
• Participate in the skills development training and succession planning of Senegalese employees.
• Maintain a culture of continuous improvement through the elimination of possible bottlenecks, systems development and review and sourcing alternative engineering solutions to benefit plant throughput and utilization.
• Provide assistance to other Departments across site when required or requested to ensure the productivity of the Mine is met.
• Actively participate in department audits as required i.e. Annual Insurance Audit.


Skills and Experience Required

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in gold processing plant operations with proven leadership demonstrated by progressive responsibility throughout career.
• In depth knowledge of Carbon In Leach (CIL) gold processing.
• Tertiary qualifications in mineral processing would be an asset.
• Plant commissioning experience is an asset.
• Advanced software skills and knowledge of ERP systems (Pronto).
• Must possess strong cultural sensitivity and be able to execute work successfully in a different culture.
• Demonstrated record of developing and coaching staff.
• Must be able to demonstrate the values of integrity, respect and collaboration.
• Demonstrated commitment to ensuring a safe working environment.
• International expat experience is an asset.


If you experience difficulties submitting your CV on line, please email you CV to the HR Team at Teranga Gold at

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