Drill & Blast Superintendent (Gold / Load & Haul / French / Open-Pit / Surpac) – West Africa

Location: West Africa, Africa
Date Posted: 17-05-2018
Reference Number: 17052018AND
Job Description:
My client is a contract miner servicing a successful open-pit gold mine in french speaking West Africa. They are looking to employ an experience Drill & Blast Superintendent to join their international team onsite.
  • Reporting to the contractor Project Superintendent and Project Manager you will oversee the Drill & blasting onsite ensuring efficient mine operations
  • Mining is carried out using a conventional drill, blast, load and haul surface mining method currently with four drill rigs on site, but will be expanding to a total of seven.
  • You will play an important lead in the drill & blast department consisting of 56 personnel
  • Ensure that mining production targets, schedules and priorities for the Mining teams are safely achieved.
  • Plan, organize and control mine activities.
  • Collaborate with the Mine Technical, Maintenance, and owner teams to efficiently execute mine plans.
  • Engage and lead the mine operating teams in a Zero Harm, open communication, and continuous improvement culture.
  • Ensure employees have a clear understanding of work objectives and expectations of performance levels.
  • Ensure that direct reports are provided with the training required for their current tasks and future needs.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Technical Diploma or certificate in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 5- 10years experience in an opencast mining environment – drilling and blasting /load and haul
  • Computer literate (surpac advantageous)
  • Fluency in English (French advantageous)
  • Previous experience working as an expat in Africa is essential
  • Solid understanding of open pit mining practices and equipment capabilities
  • Valid passport and medically fit
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Open - ended Expatriate contract
  • Roster is 9 weeks on, and 3 weeks off.
  • Accommodation, food and economy class flights paid for
  • USD tax free salary
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Andrea Dale
Recruitment Consultant 
CA Mining: Global Recruitment
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