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9 Available Job Vacancies at AngloGold Ashanti Ghana

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

They are therefore seeking experienced and self-motivated people to fill these vacant positions.

Engineering Manager – Process Plant.

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The role holder will provide strategic technical support on Process Plant engineering plans, projects, refurbishment and maintenance activities, design and resolve Process Plant system issues, establish, and enforce standards, regulatory and industry best practice works for the Plant. Advise Engineering Management on needed actions to ensure reliability. Run Root Cause Analysis of Process Plant issues and fulfill the requirements of continuous improvement workshops across the plant.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assess risks for all tasks and ensure they are controlled before and during task execution.
  • Report all incidents and ensure they have been investigated and corrective actions completed on time.
  • Act on all corrective actions assigned under incumbent’s jurisdiction and ensure timely completion.
  • Define and set construction, refurbishment, and maintenance activities in accordance with the Government of Ghana conditions of approvals and the site’s Environmental Management Plan.
  • As a minimum, achieve zero reportable environmental incidents, zero compliance breaches and no events requiring public disclosure.
  • Utilize ‘Analyze and Improve’ tools to investigate process interruptions so that exposure to environmental risks is reduced.
  • Reduce energy usage by running the plant energy consumption per unit produced at the optimal rate within the sphere of influence
  • Set the Process Plant requirements within supervisors’ skills matrices. Where skill deficiencies are identified and escalated, initiate the provision of corrective action.
  • Develop an appropriate succession plan for key positions with the correct supportive development plan.
  • Set the standards so that Process Plant work carried out by the maintenance team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment and is at optimum cost.
  • Define sub-standard work practices and indicate the action to be taken to eliminate them and identify the root cause of these poor work practices.
  • Set the strategy and process to monitor the performance of the power purchase agreement by confirming the Process Plant license conditions are upheld, and key maintenance activities are conducted
  • Design the reporting structure to permit comprehensive recognition in a timely manner of all current and potential risks to the Process Plant infrastructure during Refurbishment, Construction and Maintenance activities, utilising the established Risk Management System, identifying activities and setting strategies to eliminate, manage or mitigate these risks.
  • Ensure cost impacts in the area of accountability are evaluated, approved, and budget is revised.
  • Identify, compile, communicate and implement potential cost reduction initiatives.
  • Utilize the SAP asset maintenance management system in providing information for decision-making processes.
  • Ensure all subordinates are competent in the utilization of the SAP asset maintenance management system for extraction and analysis of data for reliability, condition monitoring and efficient Process Plant operation
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with the procurement team to establish the inventory and spare parts for the processing plant and Surface/Underground mine infrastructure as appropriate within the area of accountability.
  • Provide input and support into establishing and maintaining Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budget, schedule, and construction work packs for refurbishment activities
  • Advise progress and KPI status in a timely manner to the management team, particularly potential cost, and schedule or quality variances.
  • Continuously identify opportunities to improve cost, schedule, quality and safety outcomes to all engineering, refurbishment and construction activities undertaken and analysed in relation to the Process Plant System and Supply on the mine.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Process Plant Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong management and leadership skills will be an advantage
  • Financial, commercial and project management through work experience and courses.

 
Experience 

  • An experienced Process Plant Engineer with 10+ years’ experience in the continuous improvement, asset management, reliability and condition monitoring of Process Plant machinery and infrastructure in the processing plant and mine environments.
  • Experience in energy management
  • Experience in management and QA/QC on contractor work
  • Experience in Power Systems and related Software Analysis
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Experience in Power Supply Purchase & Transmission Agreements and stakeholder management with power regulatory authorities in Ghana will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of SAP PM module 

Legal Requirements

  • Must possess at least Engineering Superintendent Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana.
  • Professional Certificated Engineer with a relevant certification body (e.g. Ghana Institution of Engineers)

Technical Competencies

  • Proven competencies in Process Plant economy improvement in metal processing and mine environment
  • A recognized authority on improving Process Plant power consumption while reducing unit usage
  • Strong QC/QA competencies
  • Strong maintenance competencies in fixed plants
  • Sound project management skills
  • Commercially astute and able to work effectively with third parties.
  • Legally astute with respect to project delivery and maintenance systems
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Project and Excel
  • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and writing
  • Knowledge in OEM legalities and mining regulations
  • Demonstrated understanding of good engineering practices and the implementation of proactive maintenance strategies.

Leadership Competencies

  • Build and sustain a team of subordinates capable of producing those outputs;
  • Continuously improve the processes used by the team in delivering outputs;
  • Model work behaviours for your subordinates,
  • Consistent with the company values
  • Proven ability to initiate and drive the construction project through its life cycle.
  • To support and motivate the construction project team to deliver the project goals.
  • Finding innovative solutions through creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers
  • Able to work with different kinds of people
  • Organisational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once.

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 19TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Control Room Engineer

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The purpose of this role is to perform a range of tasks, monitor the processes through electronic representations shown on monitors. Make changes to variables and communicate with other departments to make sure processes keep running smoothly and according to established procedures. Take appropriate actions in case of irregularities or emergencies. And actively promote Safety culture and Hazard awareness and ensure relevant Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations are in full force underground.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Set up adequate priorities and restrictions according to mine plans agreed upon at the Operations-Planning meetings.
  • Coordinate with field supervision, equipment physical allocation and opportunities for optimizing production.
  • Permanently verify and correct system assignments applying manual changes when appropriate.
  • Monitor key parameters to reduce idle time and increase productivity by identifying deviations and taking adequate and immediate corrective actions.
  • Coordinate and ensure equipment arrive at the maintenance shop for corrective and preventative maintenance according to Maintenance Department plans.
  • Coordinate Trucks fuelling efficiently and effectively to minimize the impact on the production rate.
  • Coordinate breaks and personnel relief.
  • Edit and create Road network in the Software
  • Ensure that loaders have the right Configurations, in terms of blast location, material type and dump location.
  • Ensure that Trucks have right assignment to dump/stockpile
  • Report all dispatch problems to Control Superintendent
  • Prepare Line-up for incoming Shift/Crew
  • Regularly compare actual tons mined to planned tons and adjust accordingly.
  • Send a detailed shift report to the Control Superintendent on Target/Forecast/Actuals
  • Be available to work in the field periodically to enhance knowledge of the mining practices and to better understand and improve dispatch skills.
  • Maintain good and effective relationship with Mine Supervisors and operators to ensure daily targets are met, and the daily mine plan is followed.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • BSc / Diploma in Mining Engineering or equivalent.
  • Blasting Certificate of Competency or equivalent

 
Experience 

  • Two (2) years’ operational experience within an underground mining environment
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of fundamental mining sequence
  • Proficient in the use of Mining Software.
  • Excellent Communication Skills.

Technical Competencies

  • Understand key elements constituting site safety system.
  • Can lead team-based risk assessments and conduct behavioral based observations.
  • Actively participate in ensuring critical controls are in place and working.
  • Can actively take part in reviewing of safety system elements such as practices / procedures

Other Competencies

  • Managing oneself – taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building effective working relationships – the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship.
  • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty.
  • Maximizing performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analyzing issues, driving for results,

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 19TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Underground Shiftboss

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The Shiftboss role is a regulatory mandated role that leads the Quality Assurance and Control and ensures compliance to the mining and other related legislation. The incumbent will also manage risk of all underground mining ore extraction activities to the required standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Establish the necessary production processes and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine
  • Maintain good working knowledge of the following relevant provisions applicable to the mine:
    • Mineral and Mining (Health and Safety and Technical) Regulations 2012(L.I 282)
    • Mineral and Mining (Explosives) Regulations 2012(L.I 2177)
    • All internal Occupational Health and Safety Standards and procedures
    • Occupational Health and Safety Management system requirements
    • Managerial Instructions and Code of Practice
    • Compliance with Labour Act, AGA and Obuasi HR policies
  • Assist in development of the annual production cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and Life of Mine (LoM) business plans
  • Deliver the work of the production function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
  • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the production department and with own production team regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
  • Provide the resources and expertise to develop the team to capably and consistently deliver the annual budget, according to their role and level of authority
  • Recommend and optimize the approach for conducting specialist projects and research in the production process and procedures
  • Report on the development and progress of initiatives and enhancements of the production function, to include outputs and befits obtained.
  • Present solutions to specific problems with defined resolution methodologies and resources to deliver improved performance in processes and procedures

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • BSc. / Diploma degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent

 
Experience 

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years’ operational experience within an underground mining environment of which at least two (2) years is at supervisory level;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of fundamental underground development and production methods
  • Proficient in the use of Mining Software

Legal Requirement

  • Underground Shiftboss Certificate of Competency or equivalent, as required by the Minerals Commission (Chief Inspector of Mines)

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Understands the mining processes and actively contributes in part to delivery of the expected outcome / service the mining processes deliver.
  • Has demonstrated ability to apply technical skills and/or delivery of a service within one or more of the mining processes with minimal supervision.
  • Can identify potential problems and propose solutions for higher approval.
  • Directly responsible for delivering a production aspect of the plan.
  • Understands good underground production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.

Other Competencies

  • Creating a disciplined team to deliver the planned work to the defined standards.
  • Managing oneself – taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building effective working relationships – the ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship;
  • Building trust & accountability – displaying high levels of integrity and honesty;
  • Maximizing performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analyzing issues, driving for results

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 19TH MAY, 2022

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Senior Manager – Environment.

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

This role is accountable for the development and implementation of Environmental management strategy, systems and plans to maintain the environmental legal and social license to operate Obuasi Mine. He/she will also be accountable for defining, implementing and monitoring environmental management across Obuasi Mine; provide expert level, professional environment management capability and capacity to meet operational, regulatory and corporate requirements as well as facilitate capacity-building of environmental management skills among all disciplines on site and assist sites to integrate environmental management activities into their daily operations as applicable.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Ensure to achieve the annual safety targets as set by the MD for area of accountability
  • Ensure that the health and safety management systems (OSHAS 18001) in area of accountability are being complied with and that any deviations in this regard are addressed in the appropriate manner
  • Lead by example at all times to create a safe work environment in which risk is managed and people are able to perform their jobs without the risk of injury to themselves or others
  • Accountable for the implementation, communication and enforcement of all environmental legal compliance for the department.
  • Identify the environmental aspects of all activities/areas of oversight responsibilities and provide appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Promote and advocate contemporary environmental management practices at all levels of the workforce in a collaborative, cooperative and multi-disciplinary manner.
  • Prepare and review environmental programs, plans, reports and assessments
  • Provide environmental technical support covering contaminated land, rehabilitation, biodiversity, environmental quality (surface water, groundwater, air quality etc.) and other environmental issues/risks to support informed strategic decision making
  • Provide training, guided learning, mentoring and peer support to line management and staff to develop their environmental management competencies and help them deliver against their accountabilities
  • Ensure the continual improvement of the environmental management culture and all underlying supporting systems, compliance and reporting.
  • Prepare annual and project area specific work requirement plans, including budgets, schedules and risk assessments and monitor implementation progress against these parameters.
  • Manage and conduct the rebuild and implement and maintain the resultant site environmental management system so that it is a working system, implemented across site and across disciplines in a manner which manages risks, monitors impacts and facilitates all environmental risk management and compliance activities across site.
  • Establish, measure and audit site environmental targets, ensuring continual improvement in environmental performance.
  • Provide the relevant leadership and guidance to ensure the implemented Management System fulfills the requirements of certification under ISO 14001.
  • Manage all environmental-related licenses, permits and certificate requirements and monitor environmental practices to ensure required certification and compliance with applicable regulatory, site and corporate standards
  • Manage environmental monitoring and continuous evaluation to provide early warning signs of change for corrective action, ensure compliance, identify risks and inform management decisions.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and manage environmental-related stakeholder (internal and external) engagement and communication.
  • Maintain constructive working relationship with the EPA (Ghana), to ensure permitting and approvals are on time and efficiently supports the business plan
  • Facilitate a collegiate cooperative environment with other technical specialists and functional heads at a site and regional level to disseminate progress information, lessons learnt, receive expert technical input and ensure that environmental requirements are considered and implemented at all levels.
  • Provide for the satisfaction of all environmental legal and other obligations, especially permits and licenses, including their periodic renewal, as required.
  • Mobilize and/or contribute expert advice to relevant peers and, where appropriate, the authorities and/or civil society in order to support improved environmental stewardship in the local area. Waste management and artisanal mining, in particular its combined impact upon water resources and woodlands are likely to require particular attention
  • Investigate all environmental incidents and ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are recommended so as to avoid their reoccurrence. Incidents reports to be produced in a timely manner in conformity with the company procedure
  • Negotiate contracts for services provided to the Environmental Department in accordance with the applicable policy.
  • Perform the role of Contract Representative to monitor all aspects of contractor’s performance and address any performance and contract compliance issues in area of accountability.
  • Review compliance to laws and AGA standards and commitments, review performance against objectives and targets, review impact of programmes (e.g. ISO 14001) and project interventions
  • Maintain a change management review process that identifies potential future transgressions of existing approvals and enables additional permits or variations to be obtained in a timely manner
  • Identify all environmental risks and opportunities and provide and/or oversee the provision of quarterly updates regarding the control measures set out in order to address these.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • A relevant graduate qualification in Environmental / Earth / Natural Resource Management related sciences or Environmental Engineering.
  • Post graduate Degree in Environmental studies or related fields will be an added advantage

 
Experience 

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the environmental discipline in the mining industry, with 3 to 5 years at a senior management level with substantial knowledge and experience of complex statutory approvals, environmental management and environmental management systems, including ISO 14001
  • Proven experience in technical team management.
  • Experience in practical, pragmatic and business-oriented environmental solution identification and implementation based on specific site characteristics.
  • Field experience (preferably in Africa) and demonstrated ability in environmental management, monitoring, planning and assessment and reporting.
  • Experience in project management and managing contractors and consultants.
  • Experience of engaging with external and internal stakeholders, and in particular positive regulator engagement (preferably with Ghana EPA)
  • Gold-related mineral exploration methods, mine waste disposal methods, mineral processing methods and integrated closure options for all domains.
  • Strategic and business mine planning process and models.
  • Project management and change management programs.

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to engage with all different disciplines throughout various levels of the workforce including management
  • Excellent negotiation and consultation skills
  • Ability to understand pragmatic business requirements within the context of the applied regulatory environment.
  • Ability to understand and implement complex environments with competing requirements
  • Flexibility and ability to implement change management processes as required
  • Risk assessment and mitigation processes and application
  • Demonstrate ability to manage Environmental Quality of a mining operation
  • Be ready to develop effective measures for environmental management and providing solutions to any emerging socio-economic issues of the surrounding community that threatens the environment.
  • Management level experience in environmental and compliance aspect of mining operations
  • Extensive network with relevant government agencies, consultants and project stakeholders as required to identify, efficiently obtain approvals and establish systems to achieve compliance to approval and address stakeholder expectations
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communication, and report writing skills in English
  • Conflict management
  • Mentorship & coaching
  • Sound understanding of the mining value chain and impacts of Engineering Management

Leadership Competencies

  • Fostering a team environment – Inspiring and Motivating Others, promoting Collaboration and Teamwork, Developing Others, Communicating prolifically
  • Managing oneself – Taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building Effective Working Relationships – The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship.
  • Building Trust & Accountability – Displaying high levels of integrity and honesty.
  • Creating Organizational Transformation – Displaying strategic perspectives in adapting plans for achieving organizational objectives.
  • Maximizing Performance Results – Solving Problems and Analyzing Issues, Driving for Results,
  • Displaying Technical and Professional expertise, Innovating, Taking Initiative, Championing Change, Establishing Stretch Goals

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 19TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Chief Resource Geologist

Contract Type/Duration:         Permanent

Number of Position(s):            One (1)

Department:                            Geology

Role Purpose

  • To oversee mineral resource modeling and estimation in support of the Long-term Mine Planning and Exploration strategy.
  • Conduct geological modelling and mineral resource evaluation of Iduapriem ore bodies in accordance with best practices.
  • Ensure sound models are used for business planning and annual Mineral Resource reporting in line with international reporting codes. Scheduling and delivery of integrated planning models.
  • Technical support in the monthly reconciliation process, analysis, and implementation of corrective actions in the mine-to-mill reconciliation process. Calculation of planning factors that influence life-of-mine budget.
  • Supervision of drillhole database and sampling QAQC
  • Mentorship of the team members in geological modelling and mineral resource evaluation 
  • Optimization of grade control estimation parameters
  • Drill spacing studies
  • Assistance with mining property and projects valuations
  • Cross-functional support to exploration, geology, mining engineering, metallurgy and other functions where required.

Role Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain processes to provide a safe workplace to all employees and external service providers working within area of accountability
  • Prepare Mineral Resource estimate reports in line with international reporting code guidelines, i.e., JORC (2012), NI 43-101
  • Undertake Mineral Resource estimates using 3D computer methodologies for projects at various stages of development in accordance with international best practices.
  • Assist with the Mineral Resource (and possibly Mineral Resource/Reserve) audits associated with multi-disciplinary studies in Technical Audits or Competent Persons Reports levels
  • Evaluate laboratories used for sample analysis and relevant analysis of Quality Assurance-Quality Control (QA-QC) measures
  • Collecting, recording, and cataloging of geological samples; core logging, QA-QC (Quality Assurance-Quality Control) analysis and interpretation of results, and compilation of formal technical geological reports.
  • Continuous working to mitigate environmental risks, prevent pollution, minimise waste, increase carbon efficiency and make efficient use of natural resources.

Persons Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geosciences, or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Mineral Resource estimation.
  • Competence in one or more software packages such as Datamine, Surpac, Gemcom, Leapfrog, or Vulcan.
  • Should have knowledge in other database soft wares e.g., Fusion and Acquire
  • Professional registration with a recognized international body e.g., AUSIMM, AIG, GhIG, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of international Mineral Resource and Reserve Reporting Codes
  • Demonstrated capability in organizing work, setting priorities, and exercising sound independent judgement
  • Ability to work effectively with people, including high performing professional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Preparedness to take a well-reasoned stand on matters of importance
  • Must have strong desire to coach and develop others by sharing skills and knowledge
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • Must possess very strong human relations skills and ability to interact with people of diverse culture and value
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and proficiency in driving light vehicle

Required Skill   

  • Compliance with statutory requirements to sign off as a CP for mineral resources.
  • Proficient user of Leapfrog and Datamine
  • Sound understanding of scripting and/or macro writing principles
  • Technical acumen and analytical thinking.

Mode of Application

Interested candidates should submit their application by the close of business on Monday 23 May 2022. Applicants not contacted within 21 days of applying, should consider their application unsuccessful.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

SHUTDOWN SPECIALIST

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

To implement Shutdown Management according to AGA Shutdown management Framework.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develop and implement appropriate systems and provide Asset Management services and support.
  • Support the business in aligning the following best practices related to the Shutdown Management improvement process:
    • Establishment of multi-year shutdown plans identifying major modifications, and maintenance commitments, plan is sequenced with other business units.
    • Optimisation through review of shutdown scope, duration, and frequency.
    • Well defined shutdown process and accountability.
    • Performance indicators from shutdown development and planning through shutdown execution.
    • Ongoing strategy for capital investments to improve shutdown performance.
  • Determine and ensure inclusion of shutdown work into the 24 months to LOM plans, inclusive of asset integrity considerations.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • Degree or National Diploma in Engineering and a Trade will be an advantage

 
Experience 

  • At least 5 years’ engineering experience in the mining industry related to shutdown management 

Technical Competencies

  • Sound understanding of components and key drivers of the mining value chain.      
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and reconciling these with agreed objectives.
  • Contribute to strategic and analytical thinking

Leadership Competencies

  • Fostering a team environment – Inspiring and Motivating Others, promoting Collaboration, Conflict management and Teamwork, Developing Others, Communicating powerfully and prolifically.
  • Managing oneself – Taking ownership of one’s personal development.
  • Building Effective Working Relationships – The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross functional working relationship.
  • Building Trust & Accountability – Displaying high levels of integrity and honesty.
  • Creating Organizational Transformation – Displaying strategic perspectives in adapting plans for achieving organizational objectives.
  • Maximizing Performance Results – Solving Problems and Analyzing Issues, Driving for Results, Displaying Technical and Professional expertise, Innovating, Taking Initiative, Championing Change, Establishing Stretch Goals.

Interested persons with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 20TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Engineering Superintendent – Reliability

(CLOSING DATE: 12TH MAY, 2022)

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The Engineering Superintendent – Reliability is accountable for the development and implementation of QA/QC, condition monitoring and analysis, reliability of Surface and Underground Fixed Plant Infrastructure maintenance, including the Surface Processing Plant, Surface Mine Infrastructure, and Surface Support Infrastructure, Underground Mine Infrastructure, Hoists and Shaft Infrastructure and Heavy Mobile Equipment through the application of operational engineering policies, standards, systems and procedures to maximise plant availability in a sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Deliver the Safety Management plan elements for the areas under the incumbent’s control.
  • Provide technical input to the Safety Manager, Refurbishment Manager, Planning Manager, Technical services manager and Construction Manager in order to develop the safety management plan for the construction and refurbishment works, consistent with AGA’s Integrated Management System and Standards.
  • Review the application of safety standards and work practices for the refurbishment construction workforce to enable the safety targets to be managed and achieved.
  • Apply HSE regulations with zero tolerance to breaches.
  • Lead by example to create a safe working environment, where risks are assessed and managed, so tasks are performed without risk of injury or harm.
  • Apply the ‘working elements’ (inspections, audits, JHA, etc.) of the Safety Management System and deliver compliance.
  • Deliver timely investigation of all injuries, illness, and incidents with actions plans developed to prevent recurrences.
  • Execute the construction, refurbishment and maintenance activities in accordance with the Government of Ghana conditions of approvals and the site’s Environmental Management Plan.
  • As a minimum, achieve zero reportable environmental incidents, zero compliance breaches and no events requiring public disclosure.
  • Utilise ‘Analyse and Improve’ tools to investigate process interruptions so that exposure to environmental risks is reduced.
  • Reduce energy usage by running the plant energy consumption per unit produced at the optimal rate within sphere of influence
  • Support the Processing Department to maintain Cyanide Code certification.
  • Establish the Chemical laboratory, reliability and legal compliance team required to support the role holder in executing the project.
  • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action.
  • Support interface management with the EPCM contractor for construction and refurbishment works.
  • Liaise with the Manager Planning to develop maintenance planning and management outcomes that include QA/QC – analysis by chemical lab, reliability and condition monitoring, legal and compliance.
  • Communicate accurate and timely construction schedule delivery, progress, cost and quality information in the area of accountability.
  • Collaborate with Construction Manager on new builds safety, compliance, operability, standards, maintainability, and reliability.
  • Support the development and implementation of systems for the Engineering department to provide effective quality planning of work, efficient and safe work practices, monitoring of performance and promote continuous improvement.
  • Operate the QA/QC of maintenance of the processing plant, surface and underground mine infrastructure during the Phase 3 Operations.
  • Ensure the work carried out by the maintenance team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment and is at optimum cost.
  • Identify sub-standard work practices and take action to eliminate them and identify the root cause of these poor work practices.
  • Lead a team of engineers to specify, design, analyze and verify new components and systems.
  • Deploy management routines to identify defects in the workplace
  • Maintain legal compliance and QA/QC of the maintenance and operation of the Processing Plant and Surface and Underground mine infrastructure within the approved project schedule, achieving monitoring of all critical intermediate milestones.
  • Develop an asset management strategy for QA/QC in the area of accountability based on the Obuasi Operations expected life of mine.
  • Utilize the SAP asset maintenance management system in maintenance activities.
  • Ensure all subordinates are competent in the utilisation of the SAP asset maintenance management system for reliability and condition monitoring, QA/QC to support a smooth transition into operations.
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with the procurement team to establish the inventory and spare parts for the processing plant and inspect all refurbishment works to ensure works are delivered in accordance with applicable designs, specifications and expectations.
  • Oversee refurbishment witness inspections and testing regime to ensure quality and or performance is in line with obligations and expectations.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical or Maintenance Engineering or equivalent.
  • Masters’ Degree in Management will be an advantage
  • Financial, commercial and project management through work experience and courses

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

SAP System Advisor.

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The SAP System Advisor is accountable for coordinating and delivering the SAP PM business solution in AGAG to fully function within the agreed budget costs and timeframes. The role holder will lead the set-up of SAP and will be monitoring the progress and controlling the progress directly using the AGAG planners through the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning stages, interfacing and coordinating the SAP PM activities for all the equipment at AGAG.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Deliver the Safety Management plan elements for the areas under the incumbent’s control
  • Provide technical input to the Safety Manager, Refurbishment Manager, Planning Manager, Technical Services Manager and Construction Manager in order to develop the safety management plan for the construction and refurbishment works, consistent with AGA’s Integrated Management System and Standards.
  • Review the application of safety standards and work practices for the refurbishment construction workforce to enable the safety targets to be managed and achieved.
  • Advise and train the planners on the use of SAP PM in the planning the of the construction, refurbishment and maintenance activities in accordance with the Government of Ghana conditions of approvals and the site’s Environmental Management Plan
  • Issue environmental related instruction to any employees at the workplace
  • As a minimum, achieve zero reportable environmental incidents, zero compliance breaches and no events requiring public disclosure
  • Utilise, ‘Analyse and Improve’ tools to investigate process interruptions so that exposure to environmental risks is reduced.
  • Provide guidance and training to the planning team and entire Obuasi in fully effective use of SAP PM within the timeframes and budget agreed, such that users will to be fully conversant with and competent in application of all aspects of the SAP PM modules, creating super-users
  • Identify all points where SAP PM knowledge can be enhanced across the maintenance and operations on Obuasi site
  • Develop a skills matrix that includes all disciplines and individual achievements and when complete will provide the correct level of competencies in the SAP PM for all users in planning
  • Verify that supervisors complete the skills matrix and maintain up-to-date
  • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action.
  • Input into the design and constructability process, ensuring safe constructability remains a high priority. Including HAZID’s and HAZOP’s and schedule development.
  • Provide major inputs to Operational Readiness for the Surface engineering/maintenance throughout the operation.
  • Develop the Operational Readiness plan for the Engineering team including localization plan.
  • Implement the approved organizational structure required to deliver the project targets and future operational requirements planning.
  • Develop in SAP PM, an asset management strategy in the area of accountability based on the Obuasi Operations expected life of mine.
  • Utilize the SAP asset maintenance management system in maintenance planning activities.
  • Lead the implementation of AMPL, TM1 and support the AGA Asset Management framework implementation in Obuasi
  • Ensure the planning of the work carried out by the maintenance team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment and is at optimum cost
  • Identify sub-standard work practices and take action to eliminate them and identify the root cause of these poor work practices – carry out corrective action.
  • Ensure the competencies allow the implementation of corporate programs,e.g. asset management strategies, System for People, Operational Effectiveness, etc across areas of control.
  • Ensure cost impacts in area of accountability are evaluated, approved and budget is revised
  • Identify, communicate and implement potential cost reduction initiatives
  • Manage the department in line with operational budget
  • Set up SAP PM for the maintenance of the Processing Plant, Underground and Surface mine infrastructure and equipment within the approved project schedule, achieving all critical intermediate milestones.
  • Identify in a timely manner all current and potential risks to the Refurbishment, Construction and Maintenance activities utilizing the established Risk Management System, identifying activities and strategies to eliminate, manage or mitigate these risks
  • Oversee refurbishment witness inspections and testing regime to ensure quality and or performance is in line with obligations and expectations.
  • Proactively identify and manage change to avoid potential cost, schedule and quality issues.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Maintenance Engineering, or equivalent
  • Certificate in Maintenance Planning
  • Certificate in SAP PM, asset management and Maintenance Planning Tool, and SAP trainer certification
  • Certificate in Materials Management (ERP usage for maintenance parts and consumables).
  • Masters’ Degree in Management will be an advantage.
  • Financial, Commercial and Project management through work experience and courses.

Experience

  • An experienced SAP PM, Maintenance Planning and ERP Trainer; a mechanical/electrical/ maintenance engineer with 10+ years’ experience in maintenance planning for Surface Processing Plant, Underground and Surface Mine Infrastructure and Equipment.
  • 5+ years’ experience in training SAP PM, ERP and Planning Modules to create fully competent knowledgeable users and super- users to budget and timeframe.
  • Detailed competency and knowledge of SAP PM module and ERP (SAP) operation and usage
  • An SAP “Guru” and certified SAP trainer (particularly for PM and Planning modules)
  • Experience in management of planning for Maintenance and Repair Contracts (MARC)

Legal Requirements

  • Must possess Engineering Managers Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana.
  • Professional Certificated Engineer with a relevant certification body

Technical Competencies

  • Strong knowledge in SAP, especially PM and Planning, ERP
  • Strong maintenance planning competencies in fixed and mobile plants and mining
  • Sound project management skills
  • Should have analytical skills to be able to evaluate information and solve complex problems.
  • Detail oriented to understand complex systems, and recognition that a minor error can cause major problems.
  • Commercially astute and able to work effectively with third parties.
  • Legally astute with respect to project delivery and maintenance systems.
  • Excellent skills in SAP (particularly Maintenance and Parts/Consumable Materials Modules), Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Project and Excel.
  • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge in AGA standards
  • Knowledge in OEM legalities and mining regulations
  • Demonstrate understanding of good engineering practices and the implement proactive maintenance strategies

Other Competencies

  • Must train a team of “knowledgeable, competent to “super”- users of SAP PM;
  • Continuously improve the processes used by the team in delivering outputs;
  • Model work behaviors for your subordinates,
  • Consistent with the company values
  • Find innovative solutions through creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers
  • Able to work with different kinds of people
  • Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once.

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with a detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 12TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

Project Manager – Rails

ROLE PURPOSE AND CONTEXT

The Project Manager – Rails will work directly with the Project Director and Mining Projects Manager to lead construction and re-establishment of underground rail haulage system with bottom tipping arrangement and provide clear cut direction on the delivery of the project. Additionally, he/she is responsible for managing the planning and programming activities of the rail project to ensure the most efficient use of resources and successful completion of the project in accordance with the contract.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead the rail project team and provide direction on the delivery of the project
  • Manage construction of 80lb underground rails and pantograph installation
  • Manage interfaces with tipping chutes and rail hopper tipping constructions
  • Manage the scope of works across the project to successful completion
  • Manage refurbishment/upgrade of loco heads and wagons
  • Liaise with the client, managing overall program, costs, forecasts, and end of month reporting
  • Monitor resource requirements across the project lifecycle
  • Manage the planning and programming activities to ensure the most efficient use of resources and completion of the project in accordance with the contract
  • Engage key stakeholders, engineering teams and construction workers, ensuring that they understand the project strategy and requirements
  • Manage the effective implementation and adherence to company, project safety and environmental procedures
  • Manage progress in accordance with the program and observe the quality of work
  • Review budgets and cost control of the project (alongside the commercial team/manager)
  • Optimize profitability to satisfy financial goals of the project
  • Maintain Health and Safety standards and attend to any issues onsite in coordination with the WHSE Advisors
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the workforce, built on communication and consultation, in compliance with the applicable framework
  • Manage Employee Relations across the project.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Qualification

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Project Management or Construction Management

Experience

  • Extensive experience delivering large scale projects
  • Highly developed and analytical problem resolution and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in contract, commercial and financial management
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, excellent stakeholder management and the ability to nurture client relationships.

Technical Competencies

  • Understands and integrates appropriate project management tools and processes
  • Applies the necessary requisite railway project management expertise
  • Ability to manage and mitigate project risks
  • Financial management and budgeting competence.

Other Competencies

  • Good communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the costs, production, manufacture, and customer order fulfilment
  • Results orientated and organized with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines
  • Strong analytical, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail skills.

Interested Ghanaians with the above qualification and experience should submit their applications, with detailed CV.

CLOSING DATE: 12TH MAY, 2022.

TO APPLY, CLICK HERE

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