Fixed Plant Maintenance Supervisor

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Date: Nov 9, 2017

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

To provide complex technical support to the mechanical / maintenance team. To ensure continued growth of the department, to maximize operational and mechanical efficiencies and profitability, utilizing employee suggestions. To follow established policies, practices and procedures when completing work assignments. To act as a senior point of contact for all technical employees in the function, including building their capabilities and troubleshooting escalated issues. To provide recommendations on current and emerging practices and technologies and to implement recommendations that are a source of key competitive advantage.

Job Responsibilities

• Reporting to the Superintendent/Maintenance

• Working in a remote location, on a live on-site basis

• Ensure that all mechanical work is carried out in a manner consistent with standard Mines Regulations

• Maintenance of all fixed plant infrastructure and mine site services

• Maintaining process plant equipment / infrastructure

• Educate/coaching workforce and develop nationals for succession planning

• Ability to complete tasks as well as demonstrate and lead by example when training nationals

• Co-ordinate and assist with plant expansion projects Identifying plant issues and develop plans for rectifying

• Attend daily/weekly planning meetings

• Supervise jobs and assist with fault finding on breakdowns

• Attend call outs depending on plant requirements

Education and Experience

• Must have successfully completed and possess a Mechanical Trade Certificate in Fitting/Turning, or relevant equivalent experience

• Demonstrated experience in a similar Supervisory Role with a minimum of 3 years mining in a CIL Gold Plant

• Proven Experience in Mill Maintenance, Ensure work is carried out in a manner complying with site safety standards

• Demonstrated experience with conveyor operation and maintenance

• Demonstrated experience in Jaw and Gyratory Crushers

• Demonstrated experience in Warman Slurry Pumps

• Demonstrated understanding of hydraulic and lube circuits

• Demonstrated experience in reciprocating and screw compressor

• Previous experience as Fitter in a continuous operating plant environment


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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