Engineering Superintendent, Pastefill & Material Handling - Anglogold Ashanti

Engineering Superintendent, Pastefill & Material Handling - Anglogold Ashanti

Anglogold Ashanti

Engineering Superintendent, Pastefill & Material Handling - Anglogold Ashanti

Details of the offer

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limitedis 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.
We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team asEngineering Superintendent – Pastefill & Material Handling.
The Engineering Superintendent – Pastefill and Material Handling is accountable for the development and implementation
of Material Handling plants (Conveyors-underground and near shaft banks, Crushers and Chutes) and equipment and Pastefill Plant Maintenance and minor projects 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.

Deliver the Safety Management plan elements for the areas under the incumbent’ 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 safety standards and work practices for the refurbishment construction and mining workforce to enable the safety targets to be managed and achieved.
As a minimum, achieve zero reportable environmental incidents, zero compliance breaches and no events requiring public disclosure
Reduce energy usage by running the mine energy consumption per unit produced at the optimal rate within sphere of influence
Establish the Pastefill and Material Handling Engineering team required to support the role holder in executing the project
Ensure the organization 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
Advice and guidance to the refurbishment project team on best practice and fit for purpose engineering and construction outcomes to meet approved design specifications.
Review, approve and sign-off of the detailed Refurbishment Execution Plan and schedule, infrastructure detailed design requirements, detailed testing plans, operational commissioning plans, handover plans, training plans, manuals, records, drawings, specifications and documents issued.
Deliver infrastructure requirements consistent with the procurement and contracting strategy, which addresses the construction time, cost and quality risks.
Support interface management with the EPCM contractor for construction and refurbishment works.
Liaise with the Manager Planning to develop maintenance planning and management outcomes.
Manage Pastefill Plant and Material Handling interaction with respective refurbishment installation contractor and an AGAG maintenance workforce to deliver works that meet cost, schedule and quality expectations consistent with the scope and quality contained in the Feasibility Study within area of accountability.
Provide major inputs to Maintenance Manager Underground to allow reporting of Operational Readiness for the Underground engineering/maintenance throughout the operation.
Develop the Pastefill Plant and Material engineering aspects of the Operational Readiness plan for the Mining, Mine Planning and Mine Engineering teams including localization plan.
Implement the approved organizational 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.
Ensure the work carried out by the underground Pastefill Plant and Material Handling Engineering team is of a standard that supports the operational requirements of the equipment at optimum cost
Ensure execution of Safe and Efficient Maintenance of Pastefill Plant and Material Handling infrastructure
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.
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
Utilize the SAP asset maintenance management system in maintenance activities.
Ensure all subordinates are competent in the utilization 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 Pastefill and Material Handling Infrastructure

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Maintenance Engineering, or Equivalent

Strong management and leadership will be an advantage
Financial, commercial and project management through work experience and courses.

An experienced Materials Transport and Conveyor Maintenance Supervisor with over 10 years’ experience in underground mining.
Experience in project management
Knowledge of SAP PM Module.

Legal Requirements
Must possess Engineering Superintendent Certificate of Competency from Minerals Commission of Ghana.
Professional Certificated Engineer with a relevant certification body (e.g. Ghana Institution of Engineers)

Technical Competencies
Strong materials movement and conveying competencies in underground mining
Excellent knowledge of conveyor and belting maintenance/ replacement
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 different kinds of people
Organizational skills to keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets all at once.



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