Mining Superintendent

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La SAER-EMPLOI : Cabinet spécialisé dans le recrutement et conseil en ressources humaines, recrute pour le compte de la société des Mines de Komana (SMK-S.A): Mining Superintendent

Role Summary

Organisation: Hummingbird resources
Position Title: Mining Superintendent
Department:  Mining
Mine: Yanfolila
Reports to: Mining Manager
Position Level: Superintendent

Role Purpose

Implement and execute agreed mine plan, manage the production portion of the open pit mine in a cost effective, safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Key Accountabilities 

  • Coordinate and control mining equipment to optimise production flows.
  • Manage the contractors performance to produce and dispatch ore of the required quality, in a safe environment
  • Monitor and control appropriate quality standards- dilution, ore loss, geotechnical, mill feed, operating level, pit and dump design.
  • Dispatch daily mine production fleet including ancillary equipment as per 48 hour mine plan.
  • Take responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of all personnel including contractors working within the mining area.
  • Manage, coordinate and complete all works for the following contractors; AMS and AEL.
  • Develop continuous improvement strategies and communicate and apply accordingly.
  • Monitor availability and utilisation of the contractors equipment.
  • Assisting in the development and submission of the operational budgets.
  • Carry out any other adhoc production related requests as necessary.
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the LMC Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the team.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders in Yanfolila’s mining activities, consistent with Hummingbirds Community Relations Policies.
  • Become actively involved in Hummingbirds aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the function.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up to date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.
  • Ensure effective communication with delegate prior to departure from site.
  • Be visible in the workplace.

Key Duties/Tasks


  • Ensure personnel are adequately inducted in their work area and are aware of all workplace rules and critical procedures applying at Yanfolila.
  • Actively contribute to site safety policy and new initiatives and implement change as directed by the General Manager and management team.
  • Actively promote, monitor and enforce compliance of personnel with safe work practices.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and investigated according to Company policy and statutory requirements and all recommended corrective actions are completed.

All employees are responsible for:

  • Identifying the risks in their work area and using the correct controls.
  • Reporting to the Supervisor immediately any actual or potential unsafe conditions or activities, mishaps, incidents, accidents, injuries or illnesses in the work place.
  • Assisting new employees in the application of the proper work procedures and practices.
  • Using personal protective clothing or equipment as provided.
  • Reporting any defective or damaged personal protective clothing, equipment, or gear, and returning the item to the Supervisor for replacement or repair.
  • Complying with instructions given pertaining to the use of personal protective clothing, equipment or gear or any matter in relation to health and safety
  • Not interfering with anything that has been provided in the interest of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Not engaging in any duties that require a certificate or written authorisation unless the relevant certificate or permit is held.
  • Not attempting any task unless they are trained, capable and competent to safely perform the task.
  • Cooperating fully with any rehabilitation program to assist recovery from injury or illness for themselves or any other person.


  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.

All employees are responsible for:

  • Ensuring environmental risks of tasks are assessed and mitigated.
  • Adhering to environmental procedures to ensure good housekeeping, resource conservation, spill prevention and the appropriate disposal of wastes.
  • Reporting all environmental incidents to supervisor after implementing immediate corrective action.
  • Promoting environmentally sound work practices in peers and contractors.

Employee Development

  • Develop and maintain a team structure that adheres to Hummingbirds Organisational Framework policy, enables teamwork and personal development while focusing on the achievement of results.
  • Ensure training and coaching is provided to all employees, with specific attention to National and Local employees as part of the Company’s Training and Localisation Plan.
  • Ensure all members of the team have clearly defined accountabilities and roles and that individual development plans are in place to enable goals to be achieved.
  • Ensure all members of the team receive feedback on their performance and participate in formal performance review processes.
  • Develop a succession plan for direct report roles.

Planning and Scheduling

  • Assist the Management – in a support role with regards the management of mine plan and scheduling of equipment.
  • Work with the contractors and supervisor to achieve production and cost targets in conjunction with the daily, weekly and monthly mining plans that correspond with the annual production target
  • Cascade plan and objectives through the team to ensure all activities are focused on agreed outcomes and reflected in the short-term mine plans.


  • Develop and manage systems to enable the achievement of the Yanfolila’s targets. Where site-wide or corporate systems exist, implement these to suit the objectives and needs of Yanfolila’s operations.   Systems include:
    • Operational Control Systems
    • Short and Long Term Planning Systems
    • Management Operating Systems
    • Project Management
    • Safety Systems
    • Environmental Systems
    • Training and Development Systems
  • Review and improve systems based on the monitoring, reporting and improvement ideas of direct reports and teams.


  • Review capital requirements prepared by direct reports and submit for approval.
  • Review functional expenditure on a monthly basis and ensure all variances to budget are investigated and explained.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains.
  • Coordinate compilation of the annual functional budget.


  • Review and monitor all safety, service level and financial performance indicators for the function and initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Deliver reports to the Department Manager on agreed performance indicators and to agreed standards and schedule.

Key Role Qualifications Required:

Desirable, in addition to the key skills and experience required:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering 

Key Skills & Experience Required

Work Knowledge:

  • Significant experience (10 years) in the open pit mining industry of which 5 years or more must be in a senior supervisory role
  • Experience in large multi pit operations.
  • Able to clearly demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current Malian drivers licence or be able to obtain one.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to understand local culture and impart your mining operations and technical knowledge to the local Malian mine operations personnel.
  • Competent in incident/accident investigation
  • Commitment to training of national citizens
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry.
  • Experience in managing costs and budgeting
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas

Computer Skills:

  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Able to read and write English at an Upper Secondary School standard.

Essential Personal Attributes & Qualities

  • Able to deliver results on quoted targets.
  • Able to build relationships and engage people in continuous improvement processes.
  • Prepared to challenge “the way we do things”.
  • Always identifies the priorities correctly and works in a self-directed manner.
  • Constructs systems that are the best method now and sustainable into the future.
  • Able to step back from direct control of “hands on” work.
  • Successfully delegates and trusts specialist staff for technical support.
  • Manages interacting projects.
  • Understands the “big picture”
  • Maintains or enhances others’ self esteem.
  • Listens and responds with empathy.
  • Asks for help and encourages involvement.
  • Shares thoughts, feelings and rationale (to build trust).
  • Provide support without removing responsibility (to build ownership).

Physical Demands

Physical Task Capabilities:

  • Sit for long periods operating a computer.
  • Climb stairs and ladders
  • Manoeuvre around machinery and machinery compartments
  • Stand for long periods

Work Environment:

  • Office and mining areas. Exposure to live electrical parts, chemicals, cold, heat, dust, lubricants, noise, weather, confined spaces, and heights.

Work Periods:

  • A roster to meet the requirements of the role.

Pièces à fournir

  • Une demande pour l’emploi adressée au Surintendant des Ressources Humaines SMK
  • Un CV détaillé,
  • Une lettre de motivation,
  • Les copies certifiées des diplômes, attestations et/ou certificats de travail,
  • Une pièce d’identité en cours de validité.

À la porte d’entrée de la Société des Mines de Komana – SMK S.A, ou à l’adresse e-mail suivante : recruitment@hummingbirdresources.ml au plus tard, le 17 Mars 2020 à 16 h 00.

NB: Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour des tests et interviews.

  • Postulez avant le 17/03/2020
  • Applications have closed
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