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Mobile Maintenance Supervisor - Shovels, Tasiast, Mauritania

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

The Mobile Maintenance Supervisor/Trainer Mechanical is accountable to the Mobile Maintenance Superintendent for the safe, efficient, accurate and cost effective mechanical maintenance of the mobile equipment fleet at Kinross Gold – Tasiast Mine. The incumbent will be hands on as well as provide leadership, development, and direction to his subordinate staff that the business objectives of the Company are consistently achieved through the efficient management of the operation.

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 monitor the performance of all the maintenance personnel in the shop and field, to execute and supervise of all the maintenance repairs planned, and unplanned.
  •  Provide the required reports 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 evaluation of their subordinates, and provide constructive feedback to improve their competency.
  • Assist in the development of work procedures, Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s), systems and standards that will comply with occupational health and workplace standards to meet Company and national guidelines, policies, and legislation.
  • Assist in the development of equipment parts lists, consumable lists, stock levels of parts and consumables.
  • Assist in the tool requirements of the maintenance personnel, tool store and any special tools that may be required.

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.
  • Preferably 5 years minimum supervision or lead hand experience.
  • Must have Large Shovel/Excavator experience 300t +
  • Must have worked on multiple shovel/excavator operation
  • Preferable to have O&K/Bucyrus/Cat shovel/excavator experience  
  • Expatriate experience preferred


  • General knowledge of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, and maintenance functions
  • Good understanding of gold metallurgy
  • Good working knowledge and skills with a PC utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Detailed knowledge of established mining methods and operating practices
  • French language an asset.
  • Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, CAT SIS, Komatsu KOMTRAX, JD Edwards, SOS.

Closing Date & Additional Information

Applications for this role will close on August 19, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

Please note this is an expatriate role working on a rotational assignment.

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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