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Senior Geotech. Technician - Tasiast

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Job Description

 

Conduct daily visual pit Inspection and responsible for day to day smooth operation of the slope monitoring systems at Tasiast; IDS Radar and Trimble Prism Monitoring systems. The senior Geotech Technician will also conduct geotechnical data collection and any other tasks assigned to him.

 

    Dimensions of the Role

     

    • Slope stability monitoring using IDS Radars.
    • Slope stability monitoring using Trimble Total Station
    • Check drill and blast holes for conformity to designed depth, angle and azimuth
    • Conduct daily Visual Pit Inspection and report all findings
    • Conduct daily Visual Waste Inspection and report all findings
    • Collect vibrating wire piezometer data using data loggers
    • Geotechnical data collection using face mapping and photogrammetry methods
    • Geotechnical core logging
    • Wall sign off for all benches field job related
    Responsibilities & Duties

     

    Includes but not limited to:

    • Conduct daily visual pit inspection
    • Comply with all Kinross Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
    • Smooth operation of the Slope Monitoring Radars.
    • Conduct daily prism monitoring include installation and cleaning of the prisms in the field.
    • Check drill and blast holes for conformity to designed depth, angle and azimuth.
    • Check, record and report over breaks after every final wall blast
    • Install crack meters on any identified cracks on the pit crests
    • Any other duties assigned by supervisors
    • Geotechnical data collection using Face mapping and Photogrammetry methods
    • Geotechnical core logging
    • Installation of new prisms and enter them to the data base
    • Wall sign off for every benches

     

    Tasks:

    • Comply with all Kinross Occupational Health and Safety requirements
      • Review recent incidents and safety concerns with your Supervisor to determine best subject matter for the Daily Toolbox meeting.
      • 4 Safewatch every month
      • Operation of the Slope Stability Radar
        • Check and ensure are in good order: fuel, filter and other accessories on the radar
        • Check Gensets are working properly
        • Check and clean solar panel once a week
      • Operation of the Prism Monitoring System
        • Check Total station connection from field to office
        • Check if prisms are clean and readable
        • Maintain the safety of the total station and prisms
        • Installation of new prisms and enter them to the data base
        • QA/QC on drill and Blast
          • Check drilled holes dip, depth and azimuth and report to Geotechnical Engineers
          • Check Presplit holes dip, depth and azimuth and report to Geotechnical Engineers
          • Inspect every trim blast for back breaks etc
          • Check loading of explosives and other powder factor etc.
          • Geotechnical Data Collection
            • Conduct Face Mapping
            • Take pit pictures for photogrammetry mapping
            • Get hydrogeology data from VWPs using data loggers
            • Photos of all Pits walls every month
          Mandatory Requirements

           

          • Bach+3).
          • Diploma or certificate in mining, geology or engineering (mechanical, Electrical or Civil is added advantage
          • Minimum 3 years’ experience in open pit mining operations; working as either Pit Tech or Civil Tech or equivalent
          • Mauritanian Drivers License.
          • Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to facilitate group meetings.
          • Strong leadership and a company oriented outlook.
          • Ability to enforce company policy and procedure
          • Willingness to make the difficult decisions when circumstances require
          Desirable skills

           

          • Ability to read, write and speak English, Arabic and French
          • Ability to be trained for higher responsibilities
          • Ability and desire to listen and continually improve both yourself and the business.

           

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

          Closing Date:
          18/12/2019

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