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MEM Superintendent - Tasiast

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

Lead the execution of the long-term strategy for department functions. Formulates short- and intermediate-term business plans, ensuring alignment with the organization's overall strategy. Ensure continued growth of department to maximize operational efficiencies, profitability, and to cultivate exceptional stakeholder and employee satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities

•    Develop, execute, and ensure short- and intermediate-term succession management strategies support the effectiveness of the maintenance function; ensure strategies are concretely linked to the organization’s long-term strategy.
•    Monitor, analyze, and implement changes to ensure maintenance is preventative, predictive, and proactive.
•    Formulate the annual operating and capital budgets for the maintenance function consistent with the established financial guidelines and business planning process.
•    Identify strategies and key performance goals and act as an advisor to direct reports; work to overcome challenges and barriers and minimize risk.
•    Set performance targets and measure, monitor, and manage overall performance of the maintenance function and direct reports.
•    Identify succession role requirements and high potential talent, and actively develop key talent.
•    Supervise multi-craft supervisors and maintain acceptable equipment availabilities in a safe manner to meet the company's production goals.
•    Manage and evaluate the job performance of the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor(s) concerning safety, production, mechanical / electrical training and development, and supervisory skills.
•    Work closely with the Mine Maintenance Planner to schedule equipment repairs and replacement.
•    Maintain accurate records and files concerning all facets of mine maintenance including safety meetings, attendance, vacation, scheduling, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, and accidents.
•    Oversee safety compliance and make certain all maintenance programs or activities are in accordance with corporate, site, and MSHA safety regulations.
•    Review documentation of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage and recommend preventative strategies as necessary.
•    Possess knowledge of all phases of mobile equipment including critical components and change-out hours.
•    Prepare monthly summaries of maintenance activities and individual reports as required. Maintain a daily log.
•    Oversee the productivity, performance standards, and cost controls of the Mobile Maintenance Department.
•    Consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in job performance.
•    Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions, and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
•    Review documentation of accidents, injuries, and equipment damage and recommend prevention strategies as necessary.
•    Punctuality and regular attendance is required.
•    Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
•    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, safety, confidentiality, and environmental policies.
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state.
•    Work safely in all areas, identify potential safety hazards, and work with management to correct them.
•    Work without significant risk of harm to self and others.
•    Perform other duties as required.

Education and Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform mathematical calculations, and keep records.
  • Electrical or Mechanical trade certificate equivalent with extensive international experience in Heavy Equipment Maintenance
  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and advantage


  • Five or more years of international experience of working in a Supervisory or Leadership Role in an earthmoving/mining workshop/department
  • Minimum 15 years of international mining/dealer experience
  • Previous Superintendent experience an advantage in an international environment


  • Excellent understanding of contract maintenance, vendor, and contractor warranties.
  • Complete understanding of mine and maintenance operations (which usually requires seven to ten years’ experience).
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • Good working knowledge and skill with a P.C. utilizing word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Fluent English a must, French and or Arabic an advantage
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.
  • May work holidays, shift work, and weekends.

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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