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Support Equipment Supervisor - Tasiast, Mauritania

Job Field:
Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Planner Jobs, Marine Dredging Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs, Rig Fitter Jobs
Mining, Open pit
Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
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Kinross Gold
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Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

To provide complex technical leadership and support to multiple shifts of an operations team. To follow established policies, practices and procedures when completing work assignments. To provide work direction to multiple shifts of an operations team. To ensure continued growth of the team and to maximize operational efficiencies and profitability.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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;
  • To maintain the support equipment as assigned by management in the shop and field, to execute all the maintenance repairs as planned, and unplanned;
  • Provide the required reports and documents as requested by your supervisor;
  • Train the maintenance personnel under your supervision to provide a safe, efficient and effective work place. Participate in the technical and performance evaluations of your artisans, trainees, and provide constructive feedback to improve their competency;
  • Responsibility to ensure the quality and quantity of work of the persons under your direct supervision is completed within the expectations of our Key Performance Indicators;
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures relating to safety, the environment and individual and organizational development;
  • Provides support to all areas on issues that jointly involve production and safety;
  • Observes operations to detect violations of safety regulations and  compile safety and production records;
  • Assists in accident and incident investigations and ensures that recommendations are implemented by agreed upon dates;
  • Wears PPE and actively promotes company programs related to environment, health and safety;
  • Work is technical and complex and involves non-routine and advanced technical assignments;
  • Work is performed under limited direction according to broad guidelines;
  • Problem resolution involves using judgment to adapt and apply procedures to address and resolve unusual problem situations;
  • Outcomes are reviewed in terms of adherence to general policies, accuracy of methods and general efficiency;
  • Ensures quality standards are upheld in their field of specialization.

Education and Experience


  •  Trade Certificate equivalent to a minimum of 5 years in an apprenticeship program for a Heavy Equipment Fitter or Mechanic.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in Heavy Equipment or Open Cut Mining.
  • 100 tonne and above crane experience 
  • Preferably 5 years minimum supervision or lead hand experience.
  • French language an asset.
  • Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, CAT SIS, Komatsu KOMTRAX, JD Edwards, SOS.
  • Expatriate experience preferred.
  • Liebherr crane experience highly desirable
  • Franner Crane experience highly desirable


Closing Date & Additional Information

Please note this is an expatriate role.

Applications for this role will close on July 29 2018 at 11:59pm (EDT)

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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