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Underground Mine Superintendent (Mining Engineering / Gold / Mechanized / SLC / Production) – West Africa

Mali, West Africa
Reference Number: 426 2909 MHU
Job Description:
Provide safe, efficient and cost-effective operational control of the Underground Mining section in accordance with legal requirements and company objectives.  Provide leadership and operational direction to the area work teams, ensuring resources, capacity and capability are aligned to the work plans.  Responsibility for performance reporting and documentation; identify, report on and recommend corrections of variance to plan / process; drive and monitor continuous improvement focused on safety, value and cost reduction. Responsibility for sustaining value and developing the competencies of the National workforce.
  • Zero harm to personnel, business partners, the environment and impacted communities
  • Support share holder and corporate value through demonstrated achievement toward the strategic objectives of less than $750/oz AISC and $225 million total costs for 300koz per annum gold production
  • Role model and effect sustainable improvement in supervisory and workforce practices to deliver on current and future business needs
  • Driving operational discipline in alignment with business priorities and expectations through clearly defining what is expected, ensuring understanding of expectations, verifying that expectations are delivered on and leading by example
  • Collaborate with peers and management in identifying and pursuing cross discipline initiatives to deliver on business needs
  • Instill a no-nonsense high-performance culture of operational discipline and accountability; ensures effective communications across work areas, clarity of expectations and continuous review of performance measures to consistently deliver the business objectives   
  • Deliver on the Malian advancement commitments through succession planning and workplace opportunity creation
  • Lead, coach, mentor and support employees and direct reports to understand and deliver on the planning commitments
  • Drive the implementation strategies to maximise asset potential and deliver on the plans; aligning resources, people, succession plans and development
  • Identifies the need for change to deliver on operational objectives; supports, drives and monitors change initiatives
  • Ensure effective safety and health management across areas of accountability through high standards of housekeeping, effective critical controls and proactive elimination of hazards
  • Promptly investigate all injuries, actual or high potential incidents within your area of responsibility and ensure that corrective actions are completed on time and verified
  • Provide leadership in the identification and management of risk through compliance with risk management processes and practices
  • Elevates developing issues and concerns to the Departmental Manager for consultation and advice to reach agreed interventions and solutions; report back on the effectiveness
  • Responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient execution of the mining plan to cost and schedule and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in execution of mining activities.  Key aspects of the role include:
  • Overall control of all production mining activities
  • Monitoring and control of production mining activities for compliance to plan
  • Implementation of the Inrush and Inclement weather TARPS
  • Co-ordination and quality assurance of all drilling, blasting and bogging of cave material
  • Identification and implementation of all skills required by the Underground Mining Teams to ensure production targets are met safely
  • Advancement of the Malian Underground Mining team to ensure a smooth nationalisation of underground mining positions
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • At least 10 years’ underground mine planning experience within a highly mechanised environment, preferably with Sub-Level Cave exposure
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Senior Mine Planning role
  • 3 years SLC or Block Cave experience
  • Hands on experience within the Underground Production environment
  • Must have proven experience training national workforce and success with implementing succession plans
  • Proficient in both Surpac and Deswik software
  • Underground Drill and Blast Design; Underground Ventilation management, design and modelling
  • Experience with managing mining contractors
  • French speaking advantageous
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • FIFO expat position
Please apply directly by clicking on the ‘apply now button’ and visit for the latest CA Mining jobs.
Mark Huber
Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant
CA Mining 
Should you not receive a response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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