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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Orica is the worlds largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.

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    Plant Manager Africa

    About the role

    • We are excited to announce that we are inviting applications for the role of Plant Supervisor.
    • This expat role will be based onsite at the Tabiast Mine, and will operate on a 6weeks on, 3 weeks off, FIFO roster from most locations across the world. 
    • Reporting to the overall Orica Site Manager, the Plant Manager will be responsible for the safe and efficient production and distribution of chemical explosives which are used in our daily blasting operations on the site. Additionally, the Plant Supervisor is responsible for leading and motivating a local team of plant operators, assistants and maintenance teams, ensuring a safe, harmonious, productive, and settled workforce operation. 

    What you will be doing

    • Ensure site safety management systems, including operating procedures, security and emergency plans, are reviewed and adhered to; 
    • Take accountability for ensuring that daily, weekly, monthly and annual production targets are being met and surpassed;
    • Ensure plant operations are managed safely, with appropriate risk management techniques being consistently utilised. This includes rigorous application of the Hazard Study process;
    • Lead, coach, train, motivate and manage a talented team of 10+ plant operations and maintenance employees;
    • Act as the face of Orica for the area by interacting with customer, local legislative and government bodies ensuring that all necessary plant requirements are met;  
    • Ensure that reliability of all assets are maintained at an appropriately high level, by ensuring effective maintenance systems and resources in place. 

    What you will bring

    • A minimum of 5 years experience in a plant operational leadership roles in the manufacturing or mining industry; 
    • Exposure to a similar expat plant operational leadership role is highly advantageous;
    • Tertiary qualifications in mechanical, electrical, chemical or related engineering discipline are advantageous;
    • Excellent English and French language communication skills both verbal and written; 
    • Sound influencing and relationship management skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a harmonious and happy team; 
    • Sound ability to effectively manage costs and budgets; 
    • Demonstrated ability to develop & implement improvement initiatives, including business improvement projects; 
    • Ability to obtain working rights to Mauritania. 

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    Technical Services Engineer - Africa

    About the role

    • We are excited to announce that we are inviting applications for the role of Engineer or Senior Engineer - Technical Blasting.
    • This expat role will be based onsite at the Tabiast Mine, and will operate on a 6weeks on, 3 weeks off, FIFO roster from most locations across the world. 
    • The primary purpose of this role will be to provide advanced blasting engineering, technical support and blasting project management to our customer, The successful candidate work with Orica’s latest innovative blasting engineering technologies and systems, and manage technical blasting related projects which will optimise our customer's mining operations.

    What you will be doing

    • Managing technical blasting projects to deliver value to our customer - Kinross Mining;
    • Working with our customer to prioritise blasting projects whilst utilising our global network of experts to deliver these projects;
    • Designing and optimising blast using Orica's award-winning software and technologies; 
    • Supporting our customer's blasting technical requirements in line with their targets;
    • Managing our customer technical relationships and taking accountability for delivering outstanding blasting results;
    • Continually improving your technical expertise in our products and services.

    What you will bring

    • Degree qualification in Mining Engineering or a related engineering discipline;
    • Solid technical experience in drill & blast, preferably within varied sites and environments in Open-Cut mining;
    • Solid understanding of mining, including the cost & profit mechanisms of open pit mining;
    • An ability to work autonomously, and with limited direction as well as part of a tightly functioning team;
    • Strong spoken and written English language, and spoken French;
    • Experience in managing environmental conditions including vibration, fume, dust and noise;
    • Commitment to partnering with customers and Orica blast team;
    • A mindset to always looks for better ways to deliver value for company and customer.

    Method of Application

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