Mining Manager

An opportunity for a Mining Manager at our client’s mine is available, reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer. The Mining Manager is to lead the mining process planning, preparation, development, operation and maintenance in a safe, efficient and productive manner within cost parameters and strategic and operational objectives. In addition the Mining Manager acts as the Head of Mining for the group on the group’s executive committee and heads up the mine on a rotational basis.

Key Performance Areas

  • Sound knowledge of resources requirements associated with hard rock open pit mining
  • Developing an overall mining strategy linked to the process plant throughput requirements and mine plan
  • Accurately forecasting and facilitating to meeting production and cost objectives
  • Control schedules and resource utilization
  • Monitor, measure and ensure achievement of operational targets and goals through long term, medium and short term planning
  • Plan, organise, monitor, control, solve problems and report work progress to optimise output
  • Plan open pit mining operations, specifying processes, labor usage, and equipment that will result in safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction of ores
  • Monitor mine production rates to assess operational effectiveness
  • Devise solutions to problems of land reclamation and water and air pollution, such as methods of storing excavated soil and returning exhausted mine sites to natural states
  • Responsible for the analysis and interpretation of production data and information for the compilation of production reports
  • Prepare schedules, reports, and estimates of the costs involved in developing and operating the mine
  • Prepare technical reports for use by mining, engineering, and management personnel
  • Good understanding of massive ore body mining methods, geology, survey, ventilation, rock engineering, project management and SHE
  • Understanding of technical services functions i.e. survey, geology, sampling etc.
  • Adequate level of understanding of how businesses work and knowledgeable on current practices, trends and information affecting the business
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and legislation (Mine Health and Safety Act and Mining Act)
  • In depth knowledge of open pit mining methods, best practices, principles and associated technologies
  • Good understanding of mine planning, layouts and design as well as applicable technical services rendered within the mining industry
  • Familiar with statistical calculations and construction of graphical summaries
  • Proven ability to deal with Mining Contracts and Mining Contractor

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Four year B-Degree / Higher Diploma Mining is a prerequisite
  • Blasting certificate is essential
  • Mine Managers Certificate 
  • A proven track record … Mining experience within a projects execution and contracts management, planning and production environment
  • Professional accreditation and registration: ECSA, SAIMM or similar
  • General management experience and track record
  • Strategic thinking Taking a broad scale, long term view in assessing options and implications when formulating objectives, priorities and problem-solving skills 
  • Critical Thinking and reasoning skills to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Writing skills, for writing reports and publications 
  • Good communication and active listening skills
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Motivated and inspirational, with the ability to work within a team environment
  • Budgeting and cost control skills
  • Project management skills
  • Basic financial management skills
  • Experience in industrial relations practices and negotiation

How to Apply

All applications must be sent directly to stating MM-Lesotho in the subject line.

Please send only your CV at this state.