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  • Posted: May 27, 2020
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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 Planner – Shutdowns

    The Maintenance Planner – Shutdowns is accountable for the development and implementation of maintenance planning using the SAP modules designated 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

    • Ensure section’s compliance with the requirement of Government of Ghana Agencies, lending institutions, shareholders’ interests, environmental, health & safety legislation and company regulation
    • Responsible for Safety, Environmental, and Social Responsibility policies for the section and accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every mine worker under or assigned to his/her supervision.
    • Ensure safe planning of maintenance work during shutdown in all areas on site ensuring the work is in compliance with plant and electrical safety obligations to meet safety targets.
    • Demonstrate safety behaviour consistent with AGAG’s vision and values.
    • Lead by example to create a suitable safe work environment to motivate staff, employees and contractors to achieve optimum effectiveness, productivity and operating costs
    • Support and make room for continuous improvement of safety performance.
    • Support the Maintenance Planning Manager by planning all process plant and equipment shutdown activities.
    • Contribute the refurbishment project and maintenance team with accurate work plans for shutdown.
    • Liaise with the Planning Manager and Project Manager to set work program and target milestones for each phase based on the project plan for shutdown.
    • Monitor critical activities based on the shutdown project schedule and advise shutdown project management accordingly.
    • Prepare and submit updated shutdown work program and cash flow curve showing actual timeplan and identify areas of weakness and establish means and methods for recovery, if any
    • Monitor day to day shutdown work progress and prepare the daily progress and close out report.
    • Maintain and record update of shutdown work progress obtained from Project Managers and Engineering Manager
    • Support the provision of master shutdown project schedule updates with respect to refurbishment and maintenance activities
    • Support the rollout, implementation and training of SAP maintenance system and smooth transition of the system into the operational phase for use in shutdown planning and execution in all on-site areas. Ensure the operating team is appropriately trained and proficient in using the shutdown planning portion of SAP system, to support a smooth shutdown execution.
    • Proactively manage change to avoid potential project cost and schedule overruns.
    • Ensure spares inventory supports current and future shutdown planning requirements.
    • Identify and implement shutdown opportunities to help prevent reoccurring failures that may adversely impact on production.
    • Provide inputs into the identification of reliability monitoring by recognizing irregular and unusual repetition of potential maintenance activities.
    • Ensure asset purchases are effectively and efficiently done in through structured system that is consistent with AGA policies.
    • Provide input to due diligence for procuring goods and services to support the refurbishment work and maintenance plan.
    • Adhere to procurement procedures and processes.
    • Ensure cost codes are correctly allocated to all refurbishment activities.
    • Assist in the development of quality and performance reporting metrics
    • Interface with Contractors and/or Construction teams regarding refurbishment works that support the overall work plan, schedule and expectations.
    • Interface with the operational readiness team, particularly around the rollout and implementation of SAP.
    • Complete the skills matrix and maintain up-to-date
    • Identify skill deficiencies and initiate corrective action
    • Attend key planning meetings on a weekly basis and as required.
    • Participate in shutdown project and maintenance meetings as required.
    • Maintain meeting records, agreed actions, and follow up to ensure actions are completed.
    • Attend regular SAP asset maintenance management system operational readiness interface and hand over meeting.
    • Provide regular feedback to the Planning Manager and Engineering Manager in relation to SAP asset maintenance management system progress rollout and training in shutdown planning, and issues impacting on compliance or causing delays.
    • Participate in internal and external construction audits as required.
    • Produce Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports accurately and timely information that clearly convey the status of shutdown planning and execution and SAP asset maintenance management system rollout.
    • Advise refurbishment and maintenance works progress and KPI status to the Maintenance Control System Advisor, particularly potential cost, schedule or quality variances.
    • Identify and address shutdown and SAP implementation risks, by communicating potential issues to stakeholders in a timely manner.
    • Inspect shutdown works to validate progress and status.
    • Participate in formal monthly risk reviews.
    • Proactively identify and manage change in assigned area of responsibility to avoid potential cost, schedule and quality issues.
    • Provide input into the commissioning plan.
    • Coordinate planning resources to support the commissioning process in the Surface Support Infrastructure.

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Qualification

    • A Bachelor Degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in a relevant (mechanical or electrical) engineering discipline.

    Experience 

    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as maintenance planner/supervisor in mining operations.
    • Project planning highly regarded.
    • Preferably owner’s team, multi-disciplined, design,
    • Construction and commissioning experience, with contractor management experience, within a large blue-chip mining or resources environment.

    Technical Competencies

    • SAP
    • Primavera/MS Project
    • Multi-disciplined engineering and construction experience.
    • Familiar with HSE management systems.
    • Managerial leadership and technical skills relevant to the provision of maintenance services.
    • Process plant operation and maintenance practices.
    • Highly flexible, able to balance competing demands/priorities.
    • Ability to work within a team environment
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Audit, compliance and governance.
    • Ability to mentor and coach personnel.
    • Ability to present to management and key stakeholders

    Leadership Competencies

    • Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing, motivational and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated capacity to make sound and timely decisions, by quickly assembling the facts to  develop action priorities
    • Lead by example, displaying technical and managerial leadership.
    • Professional approach to maintaining contractor, authority and client relationships.
    • Able to work harmoniously with a diverse array of personnel.
    • Mentor and develop personnel.
    • Build and maintain effective working relationships, with a range of stakeholders.
    • Displaying high levels of  integrity and honesty
    • Goal-orientated self-starter.
    • Maximize performance, solving problems and analyzing issues to ensure best for project outcomes

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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.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • 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.

    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.

    Experience 

    • 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.

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    Condition Monitoring Technician – S/F Infrastructure & STP

    The Condition Monitoring Technician – S/F Infrastructure & STP is responsible for performing all condition Monitoring functions of all Surface Infrastructure and STP equipment which includes checking vibrations, temperatures, pressures, oil levels and flows and reporting. The role holder also assists reliability engineer in developing, implementing and reviewing equipment maintenance strategies, reliability centred maintenance (RCM) tactics, and defect elimination projects in order to improve equipment reliability and asset integrity of the mine plant and equipment to world-class standards.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Work compliantly with the requirement of Government of Ghana Agencies, environmental, health & safety legislation and AGAG regulation
    • Accept personal responsibility for his own health and safety and that of every mine worker affected by his work
    • Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
    • Assist Reliability Engineer in gathering information for reports
    • Conduct audits of surface infrastructure and process plant Equipment.
    • Conduct reviews of the condition monitoring function to identify actions for continuous improvement
    • Assist the Reliability Engineer to develop condition monitoring routes and checks for Plant equipment;
    • Execute CM checks on a routine scheduled basis. This include visual checks, vibration data collection, infrared data collection, ultra sonic data collection, motor current and flux data collection, simple NDT data collection;
    • Analyze and trend predictive maintenance data (vibration, IR, etc.) to determine plant condition and report this condition for action;
    • Monitor general physical condition of plant assets and report
    • Monitor preventive and corrective actions as necessary;
    • Generate work requests in SAP as required for maintenance planning and scheduling
    • Perform routine condition monitoring tasks on all the rotating equipment by data collection using advanced portable data collectors and other tools according to the established schedules and also as per the plant requirements.
    • Gather information on vibration & other data collected in order to diagnose / troubleshoot rotating machinery problems.
    • Actively participate in Reliability improvement programmes and Root Cause Failure Analysis process of Rotating equipment as per requirements.
    • Monitor equipment performance on asset health system and take proactive measures to address symptoms of potential failure
    • Report directly to the reliability engineer on issues and identify and execute improvement projects
    • Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used

    QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Qualification

    • Minimum of Diploma or Equivalent Technical qualifications in Mechanical Engineering
    • Level 1 certification in condition monitoring will be an advantage

    Experience 

    • Six (6) years of experience in the mining industry, with at least 2-3 years in an engineering operating facility.
    • Familiarity with the Ghana Minerals and Mining (Health Safety and Technical) Regulation
    • Specialized training in vibration analysis and other condition monitoring techniques

    Technical Competencies

    • Practical knowledge in the use of SAP
    • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing
    • Knowledge in OEM legalities and mining regulations

    Method of Application

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