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Mine Superintendent - Nouakchott, Mauritanie

Job Description

Transfer of Knowledge – Advise, Mentor and Coach the complete Mining team, developing them such that they become self-sustaining in their roles and grow into their responsibilities with regards to Health, Safety, Environment, People, Gold produced, Total Spend, Unit Costs, Continuous Improvement(CI), Production and Efficiency.

Job Responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment

Comply with all Kinross / Tasiast / Mauritanian Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental requirements, Laws and Regulations.

Conduct periodic safety inspections with members of the Mining team.

Respond to emergencies that could cause injury to personnel or loss of production.

Provide coaching and subject matter expertise in accident / incident investigations to enable management to identify areas for improvement in work practices.



Transfer of Knowledge from expatriate to National employees and the promotion and support of National employee training and skill development (IDP).

Ensure that individual training / development is conducted in accordance with succession planning commitments.


Continuous Improvement

Identify ways of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of mining processes that will impact positively on equipment productivity, and in turn improve production and reduce costs

Ensure continuous improvement through appropriate measurement, action plan, reporting and follow up action; and develop continuous improvement culture in work place.


Job Responsibilities Cont'd

Production & Efficiency

Work with the Mine Maintenance Department and Training Department to identify areas of the operation that are impacting negatively on equipment reliability and develop acceptable solutions

Advise the National staff of available options to ensure compliance and execution of the daily and weekly plans

Advise the National staff of available options for the safe and timely execution of tasks / projects assigned to them

Engage National staff in dialogue to resolve task and production problem resolution in an acceptable time frame

Mentor / Coach the National staff in prioritizing planning and mining efforts

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Education and Experience


Undergraduate University Degree (4 years) preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft word , excel , and power point

First aid certificate 

Driver’s license


Proven experience and success in transfer of knowledge to a National workforce

Minimum 10 years experience in large open pit mining operations.

Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in large open mining pit operations.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and the proven ability to facilitate groups.

The role would be 15 days on/6 days off from Las Palmas or 6wk on/3wk off from home


Safety Awareness - identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards

Coaching - providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem

Developing Others - planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively

Continuous Improvement - originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact

Quality Orientation - accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time

Building Trust - interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s own intentions and those of the organization

Communication - clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message

Work Standards - setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed

Facilitating Change - encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace

Follow-Up - monitoring the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project

Skills Cont'd

Gaining Commitment - using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved

Planning and Organizing - establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently

Stress Tolerance - maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization

Aligning Performance for Success - focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.

Building Strategic Working Relationships - developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals

Collaboration - working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships

Managing Conflict - dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people

 Location: Nouakchott, 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.  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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