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Underground Shift Supervisor

Location : Francophone Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Code: 6413

Cowan International is in search of multiple Underground Shift Supervisors for a dynamic mining operation in Africa.

Reporting to the U/G Mine Superintendent, the U/G Shift Supervisors will lead production & development crews, ensuring safety, environmental and quality practices while meeting ore delivery targets to the surface fixed plant.

Join a collaborative international mid-tier mining group with active sister sites
Drive the drilling, blasting, loading and hauling activities of your shift crew
Play a key role in incorporating a new mining method into a large-scale U/G operation
Ensure environmental-quality-safety compliance in alignment with company standards
Participate in all relevant mine production & development meetings
Conduct inspections, ensuring that your crew members are sharp and on-their-game
Monitor and direct sub-contractors
Collaborate with colleagues visiting from sister sites and HQ
Assess and develop your crew members via the performance review process
Personally train and empower your National Operator and Lead-Hand crew members

An underground mine production specialist
Seeking a rotational assignment
Experienced overseeing production and development crews
Accustomed to working with owner-personnel and contractors alike
Driven to achieve full mine production capacity
A highly effective crew leader, motivator and organizer
Astute in spotting irregularities/oversights, keeping your crew on task & on target
Consistently transparent and provide follow-through in all matters
Conscientious and respectful at all times
A good listener and coach, capable of empowering your Operators & Lead Hands
A highly adaptive collaborator & problem-solver with your peers & crew members
An effective contributor to a company’s long-term succession plan
A dependable and clear report writer / record keeper

5-20 years experience in the mining sector, with an expertise in U/G mining
Track record in effective day-to-day U/G production and development supervision
Track record of giving on-the-job training to National employees
Previous expat experiences in Africa or other international developing markets
Fluent French and English-speaking ability

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