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16 March 2017

Mining Technical Services Manager – (gold / opencast / underground / 3D planning software)

Responsibilities: CA Mining Mining Review Africa

  • Identifying and interpreting safety risks and resolve emerging issues; and ensuring that appropriate focus and resources are available to achieve safety objectives.
  • Understanding key mining processes and demonstrating the ability to apply it in optimising performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in production management, tracking, mining dispatch systems, surveying, geology, contract management, drilling & blasting techniques;
  • Able to manage performance based on interpretation of data, and can initiate and drive the operational improvements as required.
  • Effectively lead and communicate to all levels of the team.
  • Use cost-benefit thinking to set priorities and identify cost-effective approaches
  • Understand financial reports and comprehends the relevance/impact to the total operation, actively look for ways to manage costs without impacting on planned outcomes
  • Demonstrate advanced level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
  • Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimisation.
  • Generate annual mine reserves statements.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing contracted technical consultants and operational mining contracts.
  • Understand project management standards and apply them in a minor project to conceptual level.
  • Lead a minor project and interact with test work and engineering consultant service providers
  • Establish and maintain processes to ensure the technical aspects of the operations which include mine planning, survey, fleet management, drill & blast, and have the required resources in place to support the mining operations.
  • Identify areas for improvement  in operational blueprints (systems, processes, procedures & tasks) to ensure adherence to plan, reduce variation and maximise cost effective utilisation
  • Develop and implement systems to collect and manage operational data and to monitor performance
  • Establish and maintain systems for identifying opportunities to drive operational excellence
  • Ensure collaboration with all departments to achieve streamlined delivery to plan

Requirements:

  • BSc Mining / Engineering Degree or equivalent;
  • 5 - 8 years' proven experience in mine planning in both underground or open pit mining environment of which at least 3 years is at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department;
  • Preferably applicable business qualification (e.g. MBA);
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations / screening;
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Very high skill level with mine planning software
  • Ability to create and manage budgets for own team but also the entire site
  • Ability to sign off ore reserves as the competent person for the site

Contractual information:

  • Expatriate contract (2 years – renewable)
  • 90 days annual leave
  • 4 -5 return flights home per annum dependant on individual or family status
  • Market related USD salary

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