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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2022
    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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    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
       

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    Geotechnical Engineer

    Role Purpose

    • The Geotechnical Engineer role is accountable for co-ordination and alignment of all geotechnical aspects of the open pit mining operations: geotechnical and monitoring data collection, evaluation & interpretation of geotechnical data, analysis of designs, monitoring of design versus actual, advising mine planning and production engineers, supporting the development of mine design and monitor the designs to enable more effective mining and inform processing to increase gold production

     

    Role Accountabilities

    • Inspect high walls to check for signs of instability and other geotechnical hazards.  Communicate findings and recommendations to mine operations and mine planning teams.
    • Assist Superintendent – Geotechnical Engineer to analyze and provide recommendations for slope development and failures management using available analytical and numerical techniques.
    • Install slope monitoring systems like prisms, Radars, extensometers, inclinometers, and piezometers. Collect, analyze and interpret data from these monitoring systems and present the results for use in designs.
    • Provide Geotechnical and Hydrological inputs for weekly mine planning and operations.
    • Understanding of principles of geotechnical monitoring tools and systems such as total station robotics and Alert monitoring system.
    • Model Geological structures and geotechnical domains using geological and mining software like Leapfrog, Surpac, DataMine and GEM4D
    • Assist in managing special projects on an as-needed basis including blast design for minimizing damage to high walls, pit wall mapping campaigns, geotechnical investigations (drilling and logging), historic dump stability analysis and instrumentation upgrades
       

    Person Specifications

    • BSc degree in Mining, Geological or Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.
    • Minimum of 1 year National Service working experience in surface mining, specializing in geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology (ideally). with proven experience working on multi-disciplinary project teams.
    • Sound knowledge of slope and groundwater monitoring systems
    • Strong geotechnical data collection skills
    • Proficient user of industry standard geotechnical, rock mechanics and mining software
    • Ability to work effectively with people, including high performing professional teams
    • Possess strong verbal, written analytical and persuasive skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of   employees and management
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in English
    • Possess a valid driver’s license and proficiency in driving light vehicle

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    Geologist - Exploration

    Role Summary

    • To assist in planning and implementation of surface exploration on regional licenses, including project logistics, providing relevant process expertise and oversight responsibilities of the exploration activities.

     

    Role Accountabilities

    • Assist in planning and implementation of surface exploration on regional licenses, including project logistics, providing relevant process expertise and oversight.
    • Perform scouting of exploration activities on the lease.
    • Collect and evaluate regional geological, geochemical, and geophysical data and information.
    • Assist in analytical compilation and assessment of regional exploration data and results
    • Maintain high quality data collection, management, and storage.
    • Assist in the interpretation of geophysical and geochemical data and its resulting target generating exercise.
    • Geological mapping and sampling of anomalies develop and rank Au targets for follow-up testing, drilling supervision and logging.
    • Monthly Reporting on Exploration progress and interpretation of results and data for regional targets
    • Collate all weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly exploration costs against budget, produce technical reports on regional exploration activities over these periods and prepare regional exploration monthly accruals.
    • Ensure all geological duties on regional exploration assets and / or projects are carried out in a timely and effective manner.
    • Provide training and supervision to Field Technicians
       

    Person’s Specification
    Qualification

    • BSc in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Geosciences or Earth Science from a recognize institution.


    Experience

    • Minimum of one (1) year working experience in a similar role within mining/exploration industry with drill rig operation and sampling


    Technical Competencies

    • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers
    • Experience in mapping, sedimentological core logging, exploration RC & DD drilling and sampling.
    • Computer literate and the ability to use mining and exploration softwares to analyze numerical and graphical data
    • GIS application in mineral exploration and knowledgeable in both sedimentary and hydrothermal deposits
    • Ability to work systematically and not under pressure with quality of work as a priority
    • Able to identify risk, analyze and solve problems and good communication skills
    • Be able to embrace new techniques and technologies, and be interested in keeping up to date on industry requirements and advancements
    • Have a good work ethic and be goal oriented
    • Possess valid Ghanaian Driving License and ability to drive Light Vehicle

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