Open-pit Mine Superintendent

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Open-pit Mine Superintendent

Job Title: Open-pit Mine Superintendent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canada
Reference: SJ5
Contact Name: Sanjay Ramdhonee
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Job Published: March 31, 2016 18:18

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that production plans, schedules and overall KPIs are met within the appropriate quality standards; ensuring that we maintain efficient operations and high productivity standards
  • Delivering monthly production, safely and within budgeted targets, including unit costs 
  • Managing the drill and blast teams 
  • Managing the operator trainer
  • Coordinating and managing expatriate and national supervisors on a day-to-day basis
  • Managing performance, behaviour and training and mentoring of Panamanian nationals in order to develop and sustain a high performing team
  • Assisting in meeting targets and milestones in pre-strip, then in production to ensure a reliable and continuous supply of ore to the in-pit crushers
  • Directing priority for mobile equipment maintenance based on operational demands, and close liaison with mobile equipment staff. 
  • Liaising closely with the technical, planning, survey and geological teams to ensure that: 
  • Pit designs are correctly implemented
  • Ore dilution is minimised by timely and appropriate ore control methods
  • Maintaining compliance with safety and environmental regulations in his/her area, and issues instructions and training to workers to ensure adherence to applicable safety and operational rules and regulations.
  • Maintaining a visible presence in the workplace through regular safety interactions with the work teams and regular workplace inspections.
  • Providing leave coverage for the Mining Manager

Required Experience, Qualifications & Skills:

  • 10 years open pit mining operations experience 
  • Extensive experience in an open pit metal mining environment, of which a minimum of 5 years should have been in a leadership role.
  • A Degree or higher diploma in mining or its equivalent from a recognized institution 
  • Experience with Cat 777s, Cat 740s, Komatsu and Leibherr excavators preferred. Experience with ultra-class trucks and shovels will be a distinct advantage. 
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English and Spanish (written and verbal). It is possible that a candidate with fluency in one language and at least a basic level in the other language could be acceptable if they were willing to further develop their language skill as a priority.


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