My client is a large mining contractor. They are currently seeking to employ a French speaking Production Supervisor to manage all opencast production (drill / blast & load & haul) at an operating gold mine in West Africa


  • Oversee the Mine operating teams ensuring efficient mine operations
  • Mining is carried out using a conventional drill, blast, load and haul surface mining method with an owner fleet (Fleet comprises of 10 x 100T trucks)
  • Ensure that mining production targets, schedules and priorities for the Mining teams are safely achieved.
  • Plan, organize and control mine activities.
  • Ensure that the mine produces at the lowest possible cost while achieving planned targets..
  • Maintain safety and environmental systems consistent with business policies
  • Regularly tour and inspect the Mine to identify and address any health and safety, environmental, production, equipment, and personnel issues.
  • Collaborate with the Mine Technical, Maintenance, and Contractor 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.


  • Technical Diploma or certificate in a related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 – 15 years of mining operations experience
  • Previous experience working as an expat in Africa is essential
  • Solid understanding of open pit mining practices and equipment capabilities
  • Drilling & Blasting  / Load & Haul experience
  • Solid working knowledge of mining procedures
  • Valid passport and medically fit
  • Fluency in French is a MUST

Contractual information:

  • Expatriate contract – 6 months initially – renewable
  • Roster: 9 weeks on / 3 weeks off
  • Market related USD tax free salary
  • French Canadian candidates are encouraged to apply