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ERT Fire Fighter - Tasiast - Mauritanie

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Fire Jobs, Health & Safety Jobs
Africa, French 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


The primary purpose of the ERT Fire Fighter is to respond to a wide variety of calls, conduct physical firefighting work during fires of any kind, perform rescues and handling Hazmat Incidents. It includes the handling of people, machinery and all equipment, as well as safety on scene. Performing maintenance on equipment, vehicles, as well as station maintenance is also required.  The fire fighter shall also undergo, and later conduct training involving newest technology in medical / paramedical field, fire prevention, fire extinguishing and rescue technique as well as Hazardous materials.

Job Responsibilities


  • Drive fire trucks and other emergency vehicles as assigned to put out fires using water hoses, fire extinguishers, and pumps
  • Find and rescue victims in burning buildings or in other emergencies, using specialized equipment, which may impair hearing and vision.
  • Treat sick or injured people at an incident scene
  • Ensure accurate communication is always maintained
  • Clean and maintain equipment, vehicles and fire station as assigned
  • Conduct fire and rescue drills and physical fitness training
  • Assisting flights during landings / take offs.
  • Responding to Hazardous Material incidents
  • Conduct Fire Safety Inspection as assigned
  • Inspection, servicing and recharging of fire extinguishers.
  • Performing rescues in confined space and elevate heights with specialized rescue equipment.
  • Using sophisticated firefighting and rescue equipment
  • Promote fire safety via talks, advice, fire safety inspections and training sessions
  • Inspecting and enforcing fire safety standards in Tasiast operational areas
  • Demonstrating the use of firefighting and rescue equipment
  • Performing practice drills individually and in a team
  • Working with ER team and ambulance service personnel at all incidents
  • Undertaking physical and academic training and self-development
  • Checking and maintaining vehicles, equipment, fire station and fire suppression equipment
Education and Experience


  • High School level with certified military training preferable
  • Previous experience as firefighter is an asset
  • Certificate on first aid training is an asset
  • Ability to read and write in English to some degree,
  • Physical fitness is mandatory
  • Having a valid driving truck license.
  • Age criteria: 20 to 30 years


  • Work under stressful conditions and tight time frames
  • Work with little or no supervision
  • Take charge when needed
  • Perform complex tasks under life-threatening conditions
  • Deal with critically injured/ill people
  • Perform tasks requiring long periods of intense concentration
  • Desire to serve and help people
  • Be able to function as a member of a team
  • Work within the HSE / ERT Department and alongside other site personnel to ensure emergency preparedness systems and equipment will function as required
  • Willing to participate in continuous training (mandatory)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of leadership, self-motivation and initiative
  • Ability to communicate and accept instructions
  • Good reporting writing and presentation skills
  • Good organizational and team building skills
  • Problem solving and systematic analysis
  • Ability to assess situations and make clear decisions under pressure in extreme environmental conditions
Health and Safety Responsibilities


  • Comply with Kinross Tasiast established health and safety policies, procedures and Cardinal Rules
  • Visibly practice safety leadership through leading by example
  • Actively ensure a safe environment for yourself, your peers and local communities through regular communication and due diligence
  • Promptly report and correct unsafe acts and conditions
  • Drive the use of new HSE policies, standards and procedures in the ERT and HSE Department
  • Focus on continual improvement of fire safety management systems and Emergency preparedness planning
  • Proactively protect the environment, assets and safety of our employees and communities


Only applications from Mauritanian citizens that hold appropriate working rights will be considered

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