Mining Manager at Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML)

Position: Mining Manager - Open Pits
Job Number: IGG.M-2016-XMO-03
Number of position: 01
Works For: Operations Manager

B.Sc. in Mining Engineering or equivalent tertiary qualification.
A post graduate qualification in management is desirable but not essential.

10-15 years relevant open mining experience (Underground mining experience will be an advantage)

Purpose of the Role:
Manage the Mining Department (Open Pit)
The Mining Manager is accountable for:

Main or Key Accountabilities

Health, Safety & Environment
Implementation, management and maintenance of the IS018001 & IS014001 systems.
Promoting safe working practices and safety within the department.
Leading and managing hazard and risk management programs and systems.
People Management
Implementation, use and continuous coaching of the subordinates.
Labour planning and budgeting.
Develop and implement succession plans with measurable results in the localization of management in the mining operations.


Supporting the Operations Manager in the development of an optimized business plan by proposing potential resource rationalization approaches, with associated benefits and risks, and models of possible long term mine plans for the 3-5 year future.
In conjunction with the Technical Services Manager, support the development of the long term mine plan that will deliver the sustainable execution of the annual mine plans and deliver the expected results safely and within budget.
In the mining environment, optimize production from two main operating pits, I to achieve targeted gold production safely and within costs.
In conjunction with the Technical Services Manager and Geology Manager manage the interaction between open pit and underground mining activities.


The management of people and effective mine operations works systems within the context of the approved budget.
Integrating all mining functions required to develop, monitor, progress, resource and executes the Mine Plan on a 3 year ruling basis.
Designing and implementing operating systems and teams to deliver in accordance with the budget (considering owner and contract activities)
Defining "good mining practice", and providing a framework and plan to sustainably and continuously improve performance.
Optimizing ore mining methods to balance productivity and quality by working collaterally with the Geology Manager to determine balance of factors required for optimal results.
In conjunction with Geology, the development of mining methods which optimize resource recovery and mining dilution, commensurate with practical mining constraints and productivity targets. In conjunction with geology, develop procedures for the operation of the ROM pad, for the sorting, stockpiling and management of ore.
In conjunction with Processing, optimization of ore mining methods (drill and blast) to optimizemill throughput
Planning and implementing infrastructure to support the mining operation;
Implement the management framework.
Understanding and managing risks and opportunities over the 2 year business cycle


Defining, implementing and managing contractors in all open pit mining operations areas.
Scope contract parameters for future mining contractors or contract extensions.
Mining Fleet
Managing and optimize the use of the mining fleet, to deliver to the mining production plan and budget. Develop alternative scenarios for effective rationalization of HME in the 2 to 5 year timeframe


Application cover letter (Subject should be: Mining Manager - Open Pits and/or quote the job number), detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e-mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees, to be forwarded to below address.
You will be required to bring original certificates if you are contacted for interviews.
Human Resources Manager,
Geita Gold Mining Ltd,
P.O.Box 532,

NB: internal applicants may submit applications to departmental HR Officer. All internal applications must be endorsed by the applicant's head of department.
Application letters should reach the above on or before 22nd June, 2016 - 17hr30.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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