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Pit Foreman, West Africa – MaliLearn More

The Company
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold Corp. (“B2Gold”) is one of the fastest-growing intermediate gold producers in the world. Founded in 2007, B2Gold has evolved into an international gold mining company, with four operating mines, one mine under construction and numerous exploration projects across four continents in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Position
Pit Foreman, West Africa – Mali

Introduction
The Pit Foreman will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and supervising mining operations (drilling, loading, and hauling). He/she will ensure optimal and effective usage of mining resources to achieve optimal production in accordance with mine plan priorities and uphold the Company safety standards.

Location and reporting structure
Reporting to the Pit Superintendent, this position will be a fly in – fly out rotation, based at the B2Gold Mali Fekola Mine.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and direct mine production/operation activities including drilling sequencing and loading and hauling to ensure a safe, productive, high quality, low cost, and efficient operation;
  • Monitor adherence to operation procedures;
  • Take corrective actions where deficiencies are observed;
  • Ensure adherence to short term plans as designed by Mining Engineers;
  • Determine resource availability and plan stock levels to avoid downtime;
  • Ensure messages/requests are conveyed clearly and understood by recipients;
  • Use correct line and channel of communication;
  • Supervise the daily operational performance of subordinates to ensure adherence to production targets;
  • Plan and draw up task allocations for the subordinates and ensure availability of required resources;
  • Monitor and control labour resources by taking disciplinary measures in cases of deviations and rewarding good performance;
  • Identify training needs of the section and liaise with relevant parties to achieve development goals;
  • Initiate on-the-job training where required;
  • Supervise operational compliance of subordinates and in relation to equipment utilization and skill levels;
  • Take corrective actions in case of abuse or negligent operation or damage to equipment;
  • Attend meetings and convey messages to subordinates;
  • Ensure work is done safely and in accordance with company procedures;
  • Ensure good housekeeping is maintained in all areas of operation;
  • Comply with company safety standards; and
  • Perform other duties as required in support of Company objectives.

Competencies and Requirements

  • Minimum educational qualification: Grade 12;
  • At least 10 years mining experience in surface mining operations of which 5 years must be on mining supervisory level;
  • Knowledge of explosive and Minerals Act and Regulations;
  • Possession of Code BE driver’s license;
  • Valid open pit blasting ticket; and
  • Supervisory certificate is an asset.

Compensation
B2Gold offers a competitive compensation package, including salary to commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills, plus full benefit package for employee and dependents.

Please apply by emailing your resume with a short introduction including your salary expectations to jobs@b2gold.com, and state Pit Foreman, West Africa – Mali in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp.; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pit Superintendent, West Africa – MaliLearn More

The Company
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold Corp. (“B2Gold”) is one of the fastest-growing intermediate gold producers in the world. Founded in 2007, B2Gold has evolved into an international gold mining company, with four operating mines, one mine under construction and numerous exploration projects across four continents in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Position
Pit Superintendent, West Africa – Mali

Introduction
The Pit Superintendent will be responsible for managing the pit operations such as drilling, blasting, and loading and hauling to optimize the use of allocated resources and ensure that the pit production targets are achieved.

Location and reporting structure
Reporting to the Mining Manager, this position will be a fly in – fly out rotation, based at the B2Gold Mali Fekola Mine.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Plan the activities of the pit to produce the short, medium, and long term required production targets to achieve optimal efficiencies;
  • Investigate and recommend final pit design parameters and surface layouts to the Mining Manager;
  • Liaise with the maintenance team on the scheduling of maintenance of the earthmoving fleet;
  • Implement and coordinate continuous improvement initiatives which target efficiency for the pit operation and productivity improvements;
  • Management of pit operation on ensuring continuous supply of feed ore to the processing plant;
  • Management of any possible Contractors in the pit to ensure production and adherence to safety procedures, and relevant statutory legislation;
  • Continuously analyze processes and systems in the pit with a view of finding ways for corrective action that could eliminate problem areas and to realign again with set goals and objectives;
  • Plan, schedule, and resource to meet set targets of the pit;
  • Facilitate the morning daily production meeting, document and ensure a controlled filing system of all proceedings;
  • Draw up annual budget for pit operation for approval by the Mining Manager;
  • Manage the daily operational performance of subordinates to ensure adherence to production targets;
  • Identify training needs of the section and liaise with relevant parties to achieve development goals;
  • Establish and maintain sound working relationships with coworkers/team members to resolve problems;
  • Ensure work is done safely and in accordance with company procedures;
  • Ensure good housekeeping is maintained in all areas of operation;
  • Comply with safety standards; and
  • Perform other duties as required in support of Company objectives.

Competencies and Requirements

  • A Degree or high National Diploma in Mining Engineering;
  • At least 8-10 years mining experience in surface mining operations;
  • Knowledge of explosive and Minerals Act and Regulations;
  • Hot and dusty work environment experience required;
  • Possession of Code BE driver’s license; and
  • Valid open pit blasting ticket.

Compensation
B2Gold offers a competitive compensation package, including salary to commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills, plus full benefit package for employee and dependents.

Please apply by emailing your resume with a short introduction including your salary expectations to jobs@b2gold.com, and state Pit Superintendent, West Africa – Mali in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp.; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mining Engineer, West Africa – Mali Learn More

The Company
B2Gold Corp. (“B2Gold”) is a Vancouver based gold producer with four operating mines (two in Nicaragua, one in the Philippines and one in Namibia) and a strong portfolio of development and exploration assets in Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso and Colombia.

Position
Mining Engineer, West Africa – Mali

Introduction

The purpose of this role is to provide mine planning services within the mining engineering group, including short-term scheduling, drilling layouts, blasting assistance, coordination with grade control, and other general requirements of mining operations.

Location and reporting structure

This position will be based at the B2Gold Mali Fekola Mine and will report to a Technical Services Manager.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • Short-term and long term mine plans to ensure overall production schedule is met
  • Reconciles short range plans and actual key performance indicators back against the longer range plans
  • Liaises with mine operations department to integrate mine plans with operations activities
  • Create short-term mine production plans based off of optimised life-of-mine plan
  • Create drill layouts for mine operations
  • Works closely with explosives supply contractor on blast design and optimisation
  • Planning for water management of in-pit water
  • Regularly analyses engineering sections' operating costs and identifies cost reduction opportunities
  • Regularly analyses mine key performance indicators and integrates changes to KPI's into future plans
  • Development and implementation of engineering standard operating procedures
  • Assist in training junior engineers and other technical services staff

Competencies and Requirements

  • Degree in Mining Engineering with a minimum 5 years' experience open pit mine engineering
  • Strong computer skills in AutoCAD and a mine planning software package such as MineSight, Surpac, Micromine, Maptek, etc.
  • Accomplished written, verbal and group presentation skills
  • Experience with MS office
  • National driver’s license

Compensation
B2Gold offers a competitive compensation package, including salary to commensurate with experience, knowledge and skills, plus full benefit package for employee and dependents.

Please apply by emailing your resume with a short introduction including your salary expectations to jobs@b2gold.com, and state MiningEngineer, West Africa – Mali in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest in B2Gold Corp.; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Resumes can be submitted to:

Corporate and Expatriate: jobs@b2gold.com
Mali, West Africa: Mali.Recruitment@b2gold.com
Masbate, Philippines: hr@b2gold.com.ph
Namibia: corpjobnam@b2gold.com
Nicaragua: nic.jobs@b2gold.com.ni

For any other inquiries, please contact:

Angela Morgan
Director, Human Resources & Administration
Telephone: 604-681-8371
Email: jobs@b2gold.com

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