Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.
To ensure the efficient supervision and control of Underground Electrical Maintenance by allocating and managing resources (people and equipment) to attain production and engineering objectives.
Maintain harmonious working environment with colleagues and direct reports
Facilitate organizational and leadership effort to resolve employee relations issues
Identify succession role requirements and high potential talent, and actively develop key talent.
Set performance targets and measure, monitor, and manage overall performance of your direct reports.
Responsible for conducting performance evaluations, recommending promotions, and carrying out corrective actions as needed.
Be responsible for the performance of subordinates
Actively promote Safety culture and Hazard awareness
Maintain production goals and objectives as a team
Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance, ensures safety at each work place
Promote cross-cultural relations and understanding
Practice and promote company environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures
Actively participate in CGML Continuous Improvement program
Train team members in all areas of major responsibility to promote succession planning
Perform periodical and scheduled inspection programs to maintain CGML Underground assets and infrastructure according to established mine maintenance and engineering standards and keep them in a good condition.
Plan and organize maintenance jobs safely and within a budget
Execute the planned jobs according to priorities and the availability of equipment and in accordance with Kinross / CGML work management practices.
Distribute maintenance and repair jobs to Underground Electrical Maintenance supervisors and technicians
Assist in training new employees by providing instruction on procedures; familiarize new employees with operations and review work assignments in order to orient employee and optimize performance.
Diagnose and replace faulty electrical and electronic systems, units and components of machines and equipment
Install and repair electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of mining machinery and equipment
Plan new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance, and avoid unsightly, hazardous, and unreliable wiring, consistent with specifications and local codes
Prepare sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follows diagrams or blueprints
Plan layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus
Efficiently perform preventive, breakdown, project, refurbishment repairs and assign electrical maintenance staff according to work requirements and priorities.
In case of accidents, perform survey, report accident as per existing policy, proceed for repair, and then issue a report-with photos whenever required.
Report difficulties faced in his shift, deficiencies in staff performance and propose necessary suggestions to overcome them and improve staff skills
Supervise maintenance and repair works directly or through supervisors, communicate correct procedures and assign duties as required
Assist in training of CGML Engineering Staff as required. Ensure that Contractors are performing according to contractual obligations with CGML
Prepare the regular and necessary reports as required
Open, review and close Work Orders in JDE, prepare Purchase Requisitions and estimates
Perform Root Cause Analysis of failures
Coordinate with the planning section to set / review required maintenance / repair plans, maintenance schedules and strategies
Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor in accordance with the Company’s policies
Education and Experience
College Degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Certificate of competency as an Underground Electrical Supervisor.
Valid driver’s license, defensive driving skills with ability to drive underground.
Must have a minimum of 10 years working experience in an underground mining environment
Expatriate experience would be an asset
Ability to planning priorities with contractors and Government Authorities.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to prepare estimates, tender document specifications for any mechanical works and analysis of offers
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications including word, excel, power-point and outlook.
Ability to perform general administrative and supervisory duties to fulfil the requirements of position
Flexibility with the ability to multi-task with strong time management skills.
Valid driver’s license
Management skills with ability to engage and transfer knowledge to all direct reports
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.
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