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  • Posted: May 30, 2019
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2019
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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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    Plant Manager

    Job Description

    • Actively promote Health, Safety and Environmental actions and improvements
    • Contribution into EIA and permitting procedures
    • International Cyanide Management Institute compliance
    • Compliance with Legal Instruments (LI’s) and Codes as laid down by the Republic of Ghana
    • Analysis of Tailings Facilities operations data
    • Constant monitoring and recommendations of adjustment of plant performance to achieve Monthly KPI’s
    • Achieve Au production targets
    • Achieve Throughput targets
    • Minimise downtime
    • Achieve recovery efficiency targets
    • Cost control of production within the processing budget targets including but not limited to reagent consumption, labour costs and other expenses
    • Develop / implement and Maintain metallurgical accounting system
    • Daily, weekly, monthly and annual gold accounting reports
    • Long term historical data for technical review and reference
    • Strategic and ad-hoc test work
    • Develop budget for upcoming periods and monitor performance according to current plan
    • Develop strategic career paths and succession planning for your subordinates
    • Develop and maintain an up to date training system for use by all employees in the Processing Department
    • Develop performance management set points and targets for your subordinates
    • Maintaining discipline, performance management
    • Constant assessment and challenging of the status quo to identify and align operations to best practice
    • Prediction of impending process upsets with possible remedies / preventions
    • Frequent analysis of historical parameters to align and improve upon best historical operations level

    Requirement/Skills

    • Bachelor of Science – Extraction Metallurgy or similar / equivalent
    • 15 years of which 5 have been in a management position
    • Experience and understanding of total mining cycle.

    Technical Competencies:

    • Proven Management of plant performance and efficiency
    • Budgeting and cost control
    • Production scheduling and optimization
    • Proven knowledge of Metallurgical Accounting with the implementation of databases
    • Demonstrable knowledge of metallurgical processes such as, but not limited to, size reduction, flotation, adsorption / desorption, hydrometallurgy,
    • Proven knowledge and implementation of security controls of a gold processing plant
    • Proven knowledge of equipment selection and process design
    • Proven knowledge of engineering principles of various equipment types.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Self-driven to achieve targets and improve the status quo.
    • Accountable
    • Strong and proven decision-making skills.
    • Determined to succeed and make those surrounding him / her successful
    • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with AGA values.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and motivating skills

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    Mine Maintenance Services Superintendent

    Job Description

    • Deliver the Safety Management plan elements in compliant manner for the areas under the incumbent’s control
    • Provide technical input to the Maintenance Manager – Underground for inclusion 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 compliance and safety standards and work practices for the refurbishment construction and mining 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.
    • Continuously seek opportunities to improve design and field safety performance.
    • 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
    • Identify safety training needs and deliver safety training requirements to enable personnel to safely perform their designated work
    • Execution of the Mine Services supervision of underground aspects of 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
    • Reduce energy usage by running the mine energy consumption per unit produced at the optimal rate within sphere of influence
    • Support the Mining Department’s support to the Processing Department to maintain Cyanide Code certification.
    • Establish the Underground Mine Services Maintenance team required to support the role holder in executing the project
    • 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 Senior Mining Manager.
    • For those AGAG employees who will be part of the continuing operation prepare and execute training and development plans.
    • Ensure the organisation structure is capable of delivering the Mine Services 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
    • Develop a skills matrix that includes all disciplines and individual achievements
    • Verify that supervisors complete the skills matrix and maintain up-to-date
    • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action
    • Develop an appropriate succession plan for key positions with the correct supportive development plan
    • Select and appoint staff to role requirements
    • Provide major inputs to Maintenance Manager – Underground to allow reporting of Operational Readiness for the Underground engineering/maintenance throughout the operation.
    • Develop the Mine Services aspects of the Operational Readiness plan for the Mining, Mine Planning and Mine Engineering teams including localisation plan.
    • Implement the approved organisational structure required to deliver the project targets and future operational requirements.
    • Engage and develop appropriately skilled, capable and experienced personnel in the area of accountability.
    • Support the development and implementation of systems for the Engineering and Mining departments to provide effective planning of work, efficient and safe work practices, monitoring of performance and promote continuous improvement.
    • Prepare and manage the actual winding operations during the Phase1 & 2 Operations
    • Ensure the work carried out by the underground Mine Services team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment and is compliant at optimum cost
    • Ensure execution of Safe/Compliant/Efficient Maintenance of Underground infrastructure( Winders, Shafts, Conveyors, Loading Areas (C & M and Operations)
    • Identify sub-standard work practices and take action to eliminate them and identify the root cause of these poor work practices.
    • Assign tasks to subordinates in line with achieving the agreed production plan
    • Lead a team of engineers to specify, design, analyze and verify new components and systems.  
    • 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
    • Establish good rapport with the other departments to ensure common goals are identified and reached
    • Prepare the departmental budget that supports 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
    • Develop 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 activities.
    • Ensure all subordinates are competent in the utilisation of the SAP asset maintenance management system to support a smooth transition into operations.
    • Liaise and work collaboratively with the procurement team to establish the inventory and spare parts for the Underground Mine Infrastructure, Mobile Equipment and Ore and Personnel Transport
    • Proactively identify and manage change to avoid potential cost, schedule and quality issues

    Requirement/Skills

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical 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 Winder and Material Conveying Operations Manager / Engineer with 10+ years’ experience in underground mining
    • Experience in management of Maintenance and Repair Contracts (MARC)
    • Experience in Project Management
    • Knowledge of SAP PM module

    Legal Requirements:

    • Must possess Engineering Managers Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana or Winder
    • Operations Engineer Certificate or Similar – issued by the Government of Ghana or an international certificate valid in Ghana
    • Professional Certificated Engineer with a relevant certification body

    Technical Competencies:

    • Strong Mine Services maintenance competencies in underground environments on fixed plants and mobile equipment
    • 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 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 with different kinds of people
    • Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once

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    Senior Planning Engineer – LT

    Job Description

    • Establish the necessary Mine Planning processes and practices for the redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine, including Operational Readiness
    • Define mine planning activities and schedules for tracking of mining Ops Readiness tasks
    • Generate a 12 month mine schedule with respect to geotechnically re-sequenced stopes to include diamond drilling activities
    • Develop the mine planning MOS to integrate the general MTS workflow
    • Consolidate and generate ‘a one source of truth’ reporting system
    • Design mine instruction templates (layouts) and approval process
    • Roll-out training programs for on-boarding and orientation of new hires and refreshers for sectional and departmental integration
    • Provide unequivocal Mine Planning data to enable the quarterly updates of the rolling 18-month plan to be produced on time.
    • Generate an optimised and feasible Annual schedule with sufficient details (rates, resourcing, budgets, etc.) to ensure confidence in delivery
    • Integration of diamond drilling activities in Annual schedules
    • Generate the mine annual reserves inventory and related reports as a Competent Person
    • Identify risks and mitigation actions to Annual
    • Optimised short term, medium and long terms plans to ensure delivery of budget requirements and operations strategy
    • Align MTS strategies to support the Annual risk assessment & Mitigation Plans
    • Develop the annual Mine Planning cost centre budget to achieve the required targets for achieving annual, medium term and LoM business plans
    • Develop quarterly, rolling forecast plans with sufficient details for implementation by the mining contractor
    • Mine quarterly forecast aligned with annual budget to meet the general strategic intent; mine design, infrastructure specifications, diamond drilling requirements, production schedules, unit costs, identified risks and issues.

    Annual sectional Budget:

    • Identify staffing and other resources to support budget
    • Activity based budgets for each cost centre with clearly defined physical outputs, deliverables and schedules.
    • Quarterly, Monthly and weekly reviews (plan vrs actual) and analysis to provide reasons for variance to plan and any mitigation actions to be employed to meet plan and stay ahead
    • Identify and support an approved MTS improvement projects
    • Deliver the work of the Mine Planning function within approved budget targets and specified timeframes, costs and related KPIs
    • Understand the internal cost management controls including:
    • Plan vs Actuals monitoring, tracking and reporting
    • Working to budget and elevating and raising justification (for approval for unbudgeted items)
    • Monthly budget review to drive reasons for variances (over or under spend).
    • Demonstrate Safety Leadership and improve the Culture across the Production Engineering department regarding Safety, Health, Environmental and Sustainable Development
    • Translate ‘safety in design’ to mean provision of approval and review process that ensures all design flaws are firstly eliminated or identified and the risks assessed and mitigated (with the end-user participation)
    • Defining specific safety related actions (meetings, observation cards, ‘caught-in the act’, etc.) to be undertaken to work and teams
    • Support the general mine safety culture
    • 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
    • Compliance with Labour Act, AGA and Obuasi HR policies
    • For self-development
    • Individual Development Plan
    • Accountability Action Plan Meetings
    • Rigorously drive implementation of projects and nurture and sustain a culture of Accountability and Continuous Improvement within the Mine Planning team
    • Provide evidence of improved productivity in the mine planning department

    Establish Continuous Improvement project pipeline and implementation to improve:

    • Cost effectiveness of resources
    • Contract Management
    • Local content and suppliers enterprise development
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Risk Management practices
    • Standard processes
    • Review existing technology or other capital resources
    • Overall team capability
    • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with Internal Stakeholders (Corporate, Group Planning & Technical, sister mines, etc.) and external Stakeholders (Regulatory Agencies and Authorities, Minerals Commission) to establish existing and changing societal and regulatory expectations and requirements
    • Managed key internal stakeholder relationships
    • External Stakeholder Management and Engagement Plan to provide Mine Planning expertise and advice.
    • Monitoring of Statutory regulations, elevating any concerns
    • Continuous engagement with internal stakeholders and contractors

     Requirement/Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent
    • A post Degree would be considered a strong asset
    • A minimum of eight (8) years' proven experience in mine planning in an underground mining environment of which at least five (5) years at senior supervisory level within a planning/technical department;
    • Be physically fit and be able to pass pre-employment and medical examinations / screening;
    • Proficient with Mine Planning Software;
    • Knowledge of a variety of mining methods applicable to the site.
    • Excellent Communication Skills

    Legal Requirements

    • Blasting certificate
    • Mine Rescue certificate (preferred)
    • Shift boss certificate (preferred)


    Technical Competencies
    Understands key elements constituting site safety system.
    Can lead team-based risk assessments and conduct behavioural based observations.
    Active participant in ensuring critical controls are in place and working.
    Can actively take part in reviewing of safety system elements such as practices / procedures.
    Extensive experience and understanding of mining production process/practices.
    Understanding of good production practices, management, support systems, and how each should interact to deliver targeted performance.
    Ability to develop innovative technical ideas/practices with regards to different mining methods and their application.
    Extensive knowledge of Mining Methods and strengths and weaknesses of the methods and the applicable use.
    Demonstrate advance level of knowledge of planning systems and practices from long term to short term mine planning.
    Understands advanced principles of mine design including optimisation.
    Understands advanced principles of mine design and scheduling to achieve Business outcomes.
    Ability to generate and act as competent person for annual mine reserves statements.
    Understands the contract, the key deliverables, and the processes that are aligned to managing it successfully.
    Capable of having a direct role in managing an element of the contract management process.
    Can propose, draft, and analyse potential contract variations and amendments for approval by the contract manager

    Leadership 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;
    Maximising performance & achievement of results – solving problems and analysing issues, driving for results.

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    Reliability Engineer

    Job Description

    • Identify potential safety incidents related to equipment reliability and develop mitigative action plans
    • Route improvement plans through the Health and Safety Department as necessary for review, approval, and clarification of safety procedures
    • Issue safety related instructions to employees at the workplace top any unsafe work
    • Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
    • Manage and optimize the hydrocarbon management through defect elimination and condition monitoring processes
    • Mentor backups (sectional defect elimination and condition monitoring champions) by bringing them in for hands-on training in data review and analysis, meeting responsibilities, and routine reliability engineering tasks
    • Propose candidates for backup and training
    • Coordinate improvement project execution
    • Assign tasks to improvement project team members
    • Reliability Engineering Planning
    • Develop, modify and implement PM/PdM work packages
    • Monitor the predictive maintenance program for effectiveness
    • Develop RCM tactics that will determine the maintenance program
    • Conduct FMECA analysis for critical spares
    • Provide support and technical advice/information on equipment maintenance and repairs to TFM/CM team
    • Acquire condition monitoring data and analyze and further take proactive measures to prevent imminent failures to reduce maintenance cost.
    • Facilitate and perform Root Cause Analysis as required.
    • Develop, prioritize and communicate strategic reliability improvement projects, carefully considering the result they would have on productivity of the mine site.
    • Plan and lead the execution of short-term reliability improvements
    • Proactively review maintenance data and identify opportunities to reduce maintenance cost or improve equipment performance.
    • Mentor backups in data review and analysis, meeting responsibilities, and routine reliability engineering tasks
    • Manage the defect elimination process
    • Work with the planner and scheduler to develop RCM based work packages
    • Identify and engage suitable external resources to complete specialist predictive maintenance tasks.
    • Supervise all condition monitoring activities on the mine including laser vibration analysis, thermography survey, lubrication management, laser alignment, ultrasonic inspections, MPI / DPI, and other statutory inspections to ensure that defects are picked up early enough and addressed.
    • Identify, communicate, and implement potential cost reduction initiatives
    • Propose cost savings projects
    • Execute work in a timely manner
    • Monitor equipment performance on asset health system and take proactive measures to address symptoms of potential failure.
    • Lead meetings & workshops (FMECA, RCA, etc.) and report on them
    • Audit Engineering & maintenance activities and report progress
    • Work with planner and scheduler on work package and schedule requirements

    Requirement/Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical or Maintenance Engineering or equivalent.
    • Financial, commercial and project management through work experience and courses
    • An experienced QA/QC engineer with 10+ years’ experience in the reliability and condition monitoring of Surface Processing Plant, Surface and Underground Mine and Support Infrastructure maintenance
    • Experience in management and QA/QC on contractor work
    • Experience of Maintenance and Repair Contracts (MARC)
    • Experience in Project Management
    • Knowledge of SAP PM module and its role in reliability/condition monitoring/recording
    • Knowledge of statistics in reliability analysis
    • Knowledge in condition monitoring and related statistics

     Legal Requirements:

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

    Technical Competencies:

    • Strong QC/QA 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. 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 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 co-workers
    • Able to work with different kinds of people
    • Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once

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