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Senior Mine Geologist

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First Quantum Minerals
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Reporting to the Chief Geologist, the Senior Mine Geologist will be responsible for developing and aligning the geological function with the MCM business strategy and to pro-actively lead the team to achieve long, medium and short term objectives safely and efficiently.

Mauritanian Copper Mines SA is an established open-pit copper and gold operation. The role will be FIFO on a 6/2 roster.

Responsibilities include:

* Demonstration of a "safety first" focus by providing a strong contribution to the site safety culture and programs;
* Undertake the duties required of the position in a diligent and competent manner and as directed by the Chief Geologist;
* Ensure that all functional activities are carried out in accordance with MCM guidelines and policies;
* Encourage teamwork where the performance of sum of the group is greater than that of any individual;
* Contribute to annual work programmes and budgets;
* Assist with ensuring effective cost control practices are developed and implemented (in the area of responsibility of the role) to ensure compliance to budgets;
* Contribute towards the continuous improvement of MCM's mining operations;
* Identify areas of improvement within the current resource and grade control systems and development approaches;
* Be actively involved in work to resolve/improve mine geology contribution to mining and processing. This will include development and implementation of on-going geological/mineralogical/geometallurgical characterization;
* Assist with development, implementation and execution of on-going geological drilling and sampling programmes for developing targets and mineral resource extension and infill;
* Develop, enhance, and maintain 3D geological models and routines;
* Assist with and support teams in logging RC cuttings and diamond core while maintaining a secure database;
* Managing the collection, dispatch, QAQC and reporting of sample and assay data; providing a strong contribution to timely, safe, secure and quality storage and delivery of data;
* manage and mentor direct reports (geologists, drillers, samplers and others);
* perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Geologist;
* This is a leadership role with direct reports and a responsibility to train and mentor junior mine geologists.

The appointee will have:

* Well-entrenched safety and quality principles;
* A recognized geoscience tertiary qualification;
* Minimum of five to ten years' experience in mining and production geology is required;

* Membership of a Recognized Overseas Professional Organisation (ROPO) will be an advantage;
* Demonstrated leadership, initiative and project management capability required;
* Proficiency in the following software packages such as - Datamine Studio RM™, Leapfrog Geo™, GEOVIA Surpac™, Snowden Supervisor™, Microsoft Suite, Datashed database;
* In-depth knowledge of the integration of mining geology with mining and processing for optimal recoveries;
* Ability to work within a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to work closely with peers at all levels required;
* Familiarity with logging diamond core, RC chips and sampling processes required;
* A high level of scientific and analytical ability;
* Proven high levels of integrity and a reputation for the same;
* Able to mentor and train team members;
* The candidate will be self-motivated, ambitious and resilient with a history of successful team leadership and goal achievement.

Behavioural qualities:

* Emotionally mature and motivated
* High level of integrity
* Quality oriented
* Attention to detail
* Tenacious
* Energetic and resilient
* Adaptable
* Assertive.

Operational requirements:

* Medically fit
* In possession of a valid driver's licence.

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