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Mine Manager (Production)

Location: Mozambique Posted Date: December 10, 2012
Employer: To view company name. See instructions below Apply By: February 10, 2013
Employer Job Id: CareerMine Job Id: 877885

Client islooking for a professional Mining Engineer with10years progressive production experience in large open pit or mineral sands mining to take up post of Mine Manager at a Mineral Sands mine in Mozambique

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional and interpersonal skills/attributes

Education Requirements:

  • Post Graduate Degrees - Bachelor of Engineering 
  • Degree in Mining Engineering or similar Technical Degree that is supported by practical work experience in mine production and mine engineering

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in large open pit or mineral sands mining with at least 5 years in a managerial role is essential.
  • Mining operation management
  • Strategic and short term mine planning
  • Mining equipment selection and performance
  • Contracts and Contractor management
  • Strong conceptual thinking ability
  • Resilience and Resourcefulness
  • Performance Orientation
  • Strong Influencing Skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skills with capital justification, budget development, expenditure and controls.
  • Experience with operations and project development in a developing country environment.
  • Awareness of culture, business environment and infrastructures issues.
  • Experience in systematic coaching and training of employees in developing country.

Job Specification

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the mining operation in compliance with Mozambique Mining (safe working) Regulations and company‚Äôs Health Safety and Environmental site requirements.
  • Leadership necessary to ensure that employees and contractors adhere to safety standards that exceed world industry standards and any applicable legislation and achieve Zero Lost Time Injury (LTI) Frequency Rate.
  • Develop and implement mine plans to ensure optimum exploitation of mine ore body.
  • Manage the mining operation to ensure ore is delivered to the ROM stockpile at optimum cost and in a timely manner.
  • Cooperative management and leadership with Engineering Manager and Geology manager to ensure best results for equipment availability, utilization and optimum dilution control and ore reserve management.
  • Develop and implement monitoring systems and procedures to ensure all mining costs are minimised and that all adverse variations are reported, followed up and remedied.
  • Create a working environment which ensures that employees and contractors gain new skills and achieve their full potential by developing and implementing effective training and mentoring programmes.
  • Continually review every aspect of the mine department to ensure that opportunities to add value and increase shareholder wealth are identified and implemented.
  • Implement employee performance management processes to ensure optimum employee performance, in order to identify and remedy substandard performance and behaviour.
  • Play a leading role in all appropriate industry committees, government working parties and community groups to ensure that mine interests are represented and protected.
  • Participate in the mine Senior Management Team to ensure that targets for resources exploitation, capital management, cost control, safety performance, employee development, environmental management and corporate governance are achieved.
  • Manage Succession Planning within the Mining Team to ensure progressive development of Tanzanian employees to assume positions of increasing accountability.
  • To be pro-active in all aspects of operational safety, efficient utilisation of the resources, Continuous Improvement ideas and Projects; and encourage teamwork across the departments.
  • Manage business decisions and transaction in compliance to the Company Code of Ethics and compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) law and standards