General Manager - Mining
Latin America 04-26-2006
Our client is a significant precious metals producer with multiple operations internationally. They are offering an opportunity for an experienced manager and leader to head up one of their Latin American operations as General Manager.

You are a hands-on, people-person General Manager or seasoned Operations Manager who takes full ownership particularly of the mining side of an established mining & milling operation. 


You are driven to overcome the technical complexities and challenges of underground mining while maintaining the necessary safeguards along with the success.  You are capable of running your own site at ‘arms length' from headquarters.


You Will :

  • Efficiently and effectively manage an underground mining and milling operation
  • Confidently lead your team of departmental managers (mine, mill, geology, etc.) in executing safe, conscientious, productive and quality work activity
  • Continue improving the existing culture of awareness and commitment to safe working practices amongst all employees, fostering a zero-accident working environment
  • Manage the expenditure of operating and capital budgets, ensuring efficient and cost-effective operation


You Possess :

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering - preferred, but not essential
  • Over 15 years of U/G mining experience
  • 5 or more years at the top site level overseeing both mining and processing
  • Extensive experience in underground mine production, a focal point for this operation
  • An excellent safety track record
  • A high standard of interpersonal skills
  • Business acumen and sound business operating experience
  • Good administrative skills - would be advantageous


Preference will be given to candidates who have previously worked in South America or in similarly challenging environments. An ability to communicate in Spanish or French will be considered an asset. Otherwise, an affinity and commitment to learning Spanish will be essential. 


This is an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark on and develop within a progressive and employee-conscious mid-sized international mining company.  This position offers residential single/married/family status arrangements and an attractive US$ expatriate package that is commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in this offer, please send your CV to the e-mail with the vacancy name as the subject: 

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