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Polyvalent Operator (EW)

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Loader/Crusher Operator Jobs, Plant Mining 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

Under the direction of the Earthwork Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for the daily operation of an off road maintenance, and earthworks in an active mine environment. All work must be completed in a safe and efficient manner while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

The incumbent will do Site induction + HSE Package Mandatory training + HR onboarding (Internal Rule, Code of Conduct…)

Job Responsibilities

Includes but not limited to:

  • Operate graders, compactors, water trucks, excavators, backhoe, and Loaders and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
  • Understand and follow directions from supervisors as to required work area.
  • Ensure and manage the machines or equipment in a safe and secure way.
  • Blind spot recognition required.
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above.
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  • Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
  • Train other operators on equipment, when possible.
  • Works without risk or harm to self and others.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required.
  • May also operate other heavy equipment which may include, but is not limited to, water trucks, compactor, and backhoe and rubber tire dozers.
  • May perform and assist with operations support activities such as, housekeeping, barricading, cable moves, and ground support activities.
  • May perform minor maintenance activities.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

  • Previous experience working in mine area.
  • Will operate graders (140H & 16M), compactor, tipper /ester truck, loader, excavator, and backhoe.
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures in French and/or Arabic.
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Arabic with respect to job assignments, job procedures and applicable safety standards 
  • Personal protective equipment is required on a regular basis, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and, as needed:  respirator, rubber steel-toed boots, gloves, fall protection, protective clothing, goggles, face shield and other protective equipment as required
  • Employee may be required to work in environments that may include exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, noise, fumes, and gasses
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, and demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on uneven work surfaces and work on elevated platforms.
  • May be required to work a non-standard schedule which may include shift work (other than day shift) in a 24/7/365 operation.


  • Minimum 5 to 6 years’ experience within the road construction industry
  • Dynamism
  • Motivation and sense of duty
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Multi-task and set priorities effectively.
  • Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination.
  • Accomplish goals in a team environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent sense of balance.

Working Conditions:

  • Depending on location, out of town travel may be required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 25 Kgs on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Closing Date:

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