Mine Planning Engineer at Kinross Gold Corporation


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Job Description

Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.

Job Description

  • Evaluate and propose optimum mine planning solutions in achieving planned objectives and calculate ore reserves in accordance with established planning policies such as cut-off grades and legislative requirements
  • Evaluate alternative designs and mine plans based on various operational scenarios with the goal of maximizing operational efficiencies and profitability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance at your work place.
  • Actively participate in the Company’s Continuous Improvement Programme.
  • Appraise mining methods, processing methods, operating cost, capital spending, production schedules, dilution and ore loss.
  • Identify key engineering and mining success factors and issues that could impact the economic viability of mine plans and mine designs.
  • Prepare engineering studies aiding resource estimates for life of mine planning purposes.
  • Design and develop processes, practices and methodologies in engineering and ensure alignment with the organization’s long-term strategy.
  • Initiate and undertake projects to optimize performance within engineering and to ensure adherence to industry regulations and organizational standards.
  • Prepare bench development plans and monitor long and short term mine scheduling and underground activities to ensure compliance to mining schedule
  • Prepare and develop waste dump lift development plans and dumping sequences
  • Contribute to the business capability to mine safely by actively identifying risks and threats to achieving targets and developing, establishing and managing programs to ensure those risks are minimized or eliminated
  • Develop safe working procedures and continually update SOP’s when necessary.
  • Build the capabilities of the team to enhance the section’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategy.

Education and Experience

  • Must have a first degree in Mining Engineering or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ mining experience at Open Pit mining environment
  • Must have good working knowledge and experience with strategic mine planning and budgeting.
  • Must have thorough understanding of Open pit operation, drill& blast, as well as a general understanding of milling operations and mine maintenance.
  • Must be able to perform financial analysis in a mining environment.
  • Must be proficient with mine planning software systems for pit optimization and design, preferably Surpac, MineSched, Whittle
  • Must have basic knowledge of all phases of mining &milling operations and proficiency in spreadsheet based cash flow analysis.
  • Must have thorough understanding surface mining operations, and solid safety performance at the personal and professional level.
  • Must have strong computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, MS Project)
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driver’s License

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15th April. 2022

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