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Mine Manager - Tasiast

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Production Jobs
Africa, Mauritania, West Africa
Mauritania All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Job Description

To lead the execution of the strategy for mine operations (production, technical and maintenance) and to ensure alignment with the organization’s overall development strategy. Formulate short and long term business plans for the mine ensuring alignment with the organization’s overall strategy. To manage the human, financial, and operational resources of mine operations. To ensure continued growth of mine operations, to maximize operational and employee efficiencies, safety, and profitability and to cultivate exceptional stakeholder and employee satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities

1.To execute operational strategies for mine operations and expansion. To work with the Projects group to develop and review mine plan to assure feasibility of production goals.

  • Develops and executes short and intermediate-term strategies that support the growth of mine operations; ensures strategies are aligned with the organization’s overall strategy. Incorporates the Kinross Way into operational practices.

  • Leads mine operations, and incorporates strategies to enhance current mine operations practices and performance.

  • Develops systems and measures that appropriately assesses performance in mine operations and reviews progress to ensure achievement of targets.

  • Formulates the annual operating and capital budgets for mine operations, consistent with Kinross’ established financial guidelines and business planning process. Maintains budgetary goals and compliance.

  • Formulates systems to monitor equipment availability and set production priorities based on availability to set priorities for equipment repair.

  • Maintains overall control in the mine by coordinating operations, production, and maintenance efforts.

  • Establishes production levels and mobile maintenance and repair priorities for equipment.

2.To develop and implement business practices and policies within mine operations that align with the organization’s overall strategy.

  • Implements processes, policies, systems, and practices within mine operations that maximize operational efficiencies and competitive advantage.

  • Collaborates with senior management to identify and analyze business requirements and the implications for the team; identifies gaps and implements agreed upon solutions.

  • Monitors and reports on the achievement of targets and revises strategies as needed.

  • Assists in the formation of company policy.

  • Advises and cooperates with all other departments affected by changes in mine operations and assists in overall mine management through interaction with other departments.

  • Establishes safety and training standards with assistance from the safety department.

  • Evaluates operation policies and directives to ensure consistency with safe operating procedures.

3.Prioritize schedule needs for mining and maintenance activities to assure that production goals are met. 

  • Utilizes independent judgement to troubleshoot and resolve issues surrounding unexpected mine plan changes.

  • Assesses and schedules mining activities to maintain proper ore and waste movement. 

  • Utilizes predictive and preventative maintenance methodology to ensure continuous operation of equipment; minimize periods of non-operation.

Education and Experience

  • BSC in Mine Engineering preferred
  • Additional specialized education of up to 4 years including masters level degree or equivalent
  • Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise
  • Excellent communication skills in English, French, knowledge of local language is an asset
  • 10 or more years of related work experience, with experience working in remote locations on a rotational schedule
  • At least 3 years expatriate experience at same or similar level
  • Experience managing diverse employees
  • Experience leading teams in a related environment


  • Must possess knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations
  • Must possess general knowledge of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, and maintenance functions
  • Basic working knowledge and skills with a PC utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs


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