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Mining Manager

Location : Southern Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Mining Manager 

Location: Southern Africa

Job Type: Renewable Contract

Open Pit Mining / Mine Manager

Job Code: 6346

Cowan South Africa is recruiting a Mining Manager for this well-known open pit mining operation. Reporting to the General Manager, the Mining Manager will ensure the effective management of the mining production department to meet short-term mining planning objectives and production targets in the continuous delivering of ore to the treatment plant - whilst ensuring the mining of waste material as per plan.

THE OPPORTUNITY
• Manage the overall mining operation.
• Apply and manage the implementation of HSE strategies in the mining environment
• Ensure that HSE practices are entrenched and maintained
• Develop and maintain management systems and controls to track and manage the achievement of production targets
• Scrutinize long-term mining plans received from Strategic Technical Services to ensure they are practical and achievable.
• Provide direction to staff in the translation of long-term mining plans into practical short-term mining plans
• Analyze production data to identify risks, trends and patterns and take steps to consolidate positives and minimize negatives relating to mining production
• Ensure departmental resources to meet production objectives
• Agree/approve short-term mining plans to ensure the optimal achievement of production targets
• Co-ordinate the activities of direct subordinates and contractors via planning and report back meetings
• Ensures the correct manning levels with appropriate competencies and skills are in place
• Manages budgets (requested and allocated) and thereby costs, for the achievement of production activities and objectives
• Adopt and address the continuous improvement of all aspects of the production operation

YOU ARE
• Or have recently been in a similar position
• A South African citizen or have South African Permanent Residency

YOU BRING
• A diploma/degree in Mining Engineering
• 10-12 years relevant experience in open pit mining production  
• 5+ years’ experience in a senior management role
• Good application experience with and knowledge of System Development, Mining law & relevant software package application of mining procedures
• Open cast blasting experience
• Medical Fitness: Candidates will be required to undergo a Medical Examination of fitness as per requirements

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