Mine Manager


Key Result Area


Key Tasks



·         Ensures operations' production objectives are met at the lowest possible cost.


·         Achieves these objectives by delegating authority to key supervisors in mine production, mine maintenance, and other related functions.


·         Responsible for the operating budgeting, execution of water management activities in the pit and coaching technical services on delivering executable plans.

Core Competencies 


Enhances the long term well-being of the Company, its employees and the community and environment that it operates in


Influences organisational development for effectiveness and efficiency


Optimises output through empowerment and operational leadership


Fosters innovation, embraces and directs change to add inherent value and to improve performance


Uses strategic thinking and complex analysis to lead the operation


Makes decisions and implements actions to achieve business goals

OGC Strategic Objectives to support realising the vision

1.     Injury free, healthy work environments without fatalities.

2.     Recognised for responsible environmental management.

3.     Demonstrated and positively recognised social responsibilities with communities.

4.     Established positive government relations that enable company activities.

5.     Realise the potential of our people to build a high performance organisation.

6.     Maximise the value from our mineral resources, plant and equipment.

7.     Value enhancement through cost management and continuous improvement processes.

8.     Ensure a pipeline of quality projects to deliver growth in shareholder returns.

9.     Effective common OceanaGold framework.

Position Required Capabilities

People Skills:

  • Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all level of management, employees and their representatives, human resources professionals, safety professionals, business and professional groups and the general public.
  • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.
  • Warm, friendly, and interpersonally agile; easy to approach and talk to; relates well to all kinds of people; makes a pleasant first impression and builds solid relationships.
  • Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.

·         Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; walks his/her talk; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences.

  • Acts in a manner that builds trust and demonstrates integrity.
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with others.
  • Promotes high levels of accountability and employee empowerment.

Scheduling Skills:

  • Quickly senses what's the next most useful thing to work on; focuses on the critical few tasks that really add value and puts aside or delays the rest.
  • Demonstrated use of time management techniques.
  • Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate discussions/ideas; drives to finish everything he/she starts.
  • Committed to continuously improving the safe and efficient operation of the process.  Acts with a sense of urgency when troubleshooting and resolving problems, especially those problems centered around safety and our license to operate.

Technical Skills:

  • Knows the business and the technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to developing and promoting talent.


  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of operational/management experience.
  • Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques.

Education, Qualifications, Tickets, Licences:

  • Incumbent typically has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear and see.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 25 pounds) during the course of the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • OceanaGold, Inc. promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

Must be eligible to work in the United States to Apply


13 May 2020

Work Type:
United States
Haile Operations
Date expires:
31 Jul 2020