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  • Posted: May 27, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

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    Maintenance Planning Superintendent

    The Maintenance Planning Superintendent is accountable for the implementation of the work management element of the AGA Asset Management Framework, ensuring that all maintenance works including shutdowns are properly planned, scheduled and coordinated for execution on Surface and Underground Fixed Plant Infrastructure, including the Surface Processing Plant, Surface Mine Infrastructure, and Surface Support Infrastructure, Hoists and Shaft Infrastructure and Heavy Mobile Equipment to maximise plant availability in a sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.


    • Deliver the Safety Management plan elements for the areas under the incumbent’s control.
    • Provide technical input to the Safety 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.
    • Demonstrate safety behaviour consistent with AGAG’s vision and values.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Take active accountability for the performance, training and development of the maintenance planning team to ensure the company gets the best out of every employee under your area.
    • Using AGA’s How we Work guidelines, clearly define the roles and accountabilities of subordinates.
    • Recruit and appoint people to role in accordance with AGA policy and localisation objectives as directed by the Engineering Manager-Technical.
    • Ensure the organisation structure can deliver the maintenance strategy.
    • Communicate policies and procedures in a manner so as to achieve full understanding and compliance.
    • Provide guidance to subordinates in leadership techniques to achieve maximum performance.
    • Verify that supervisors develop a skills matrix that includes all disciplines and individual achievements.
    • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action.
    • Develop an appropriate succession plan for key positions with the correct supportive development plan.
    • Provide major inputs to Operational Readiness for the Surface and Underground engineering/maintenance throughout the operation.
    • Develop the Operational Readiness plan for the Engineering team including localisation plan.
    • Engage and develop appropriately skilled, capable and experienced personnel in the area of accountability.
    • 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
    • Lead, direct and manage the AGA Maintenance Planning function to achieve excellent work management and attain effective utilization of labour.
    • Take proactive initiative to ensure shutdowns are planned, scheduled and safely executed within the right window without overrun.
    • In partnership with end users and supply chain, set up a consistent min/max system to ensure smooth flow of spare parts for both planned and unplanned maintenance
    • Design and implement a robust component refurbishment program for ‘rotables’ to ensure that at any point in time every major component has a healthy spare on site.
    • Implement corporate programs, e.g. asset management strategies, System for People, Operational Effectiveness, etc across areas of control.
    • Deploy management routines to identify defects in the workplace and proactively plan and schedule same for execution.
    • Prepare the departmental budget that support the company’s objectives and strategy.
    • 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.
    • Communicate to subordinates the relevant financial detail to each individual’s level ensuring their understanding and obligations to meet the budget goals
    • Utilize the SAP asset maintenance management system in maintenance activities.
    • Develop and maintain Engineering Management Plan, as a key Project Execution Plan sub plan in the area of accountability
    • Maintain a regular SAP asset maintenance management system operational readiness interface and hand over meeting.
    • Participate in formal cost and schedule reviews to support accurate and timely reporting.
    • Inspect all component refurbishment works to ensure works are delivered in accordance with applicable designs, specifications and expectations.



    • 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.


    • An experienced Maintenance Planning professional with demonstrated experience in gold processing plants maintenance
    • Verifiable experience in shutdown planning for large gold processing plants
    • Surface Processing Plant, Surface and Underground Mine and Support Infrastructure maintenance
    • Experience in Project Management
    • Knowledge of SAP PM module.

    Legal Requirements

    • Must possess Superintendent or Sectional Engineer Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana.
    • Professional Certificated Engineer with a relevant certification body

    Technical Competencies

    • Strong Maintenance Planning competencies
    • Strong maintenance competencies in fixed plants
    • 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.
    • Excellent skills in 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
    • 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 behaviors 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 different kinds of people
    • Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited on to apply
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