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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2022
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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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    Chief Resource Geologist

    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

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    Underground Shiftboss


    • 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.


    • 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


    • BSc. / Diploma degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent


    • 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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