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Engineering Manager (E-Lower) Jobs- Damang Gold Mine

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11 Oct, 2011

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Engineering Jobs in Ghana, Mining Jobs in Ghana

Abosso Gold Fields Limited – Damang Gold Mine, a subsidiary of Gold Fields International is a world-class operation, consisting of 25 Mtpa open pit-mining operations and a 5.2 Mtpa CIL Metallurgical Plant. The mine is located in a tropical climate in the Western Region of Ghana

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:
Abosso Goldfields Ltd, a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited; Located in a tropical climate, the Damang Gold Mine is world-class operation, consisting of 25 Mtpa open pit-mining operations and a 5.2 Mtpa CIL metallurgical plant. The mine is situated in Western Region of Ghana and is ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certificated. It has a current Life of Mine expectancy to the year 2019 and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:
Abosso Goldfields Limited is currently seeking to employ a motivated Engineering Manager who will manage, implement and control a comprehensive and effective engineering planned maintenance principles for the entire mine.

  • The role responsibility will include, but not limited to, the maintenance of all Open Pit Heavy Mining Equipment (HME), a metallurgical Process CIL Plant, 24 MW power Generation Plant during periods of national grid power outages and residential village infra structural maintenance
  • The appointee will further be required to ensure effective liaison with Government agencies such as the Inspector of Machinery and electrical and water supply authorities
  • Reporting to the General Manager, the incumbent will further be responsible to maintain all operational maintenance cost control within company guidelines, risk mitigating initiatives and critical parts analysis and inventory. He/she will maintain a safe and friendly environment and will ensure that effective engineering standards and procedures are developed and implemented in compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements. He/she will make use of knowledge, skill and experience to manage continuous improvement project identification and implementation. The appointee will also be required to identify with the KPI/KPA’s of the Mine

An attractive package is available to the right applicant

Required Skills or Experience

  • A recognised BSc graduate or equivalent in an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering field
  • Sound business acumen and the ability to influence the main cost drivers in an engineering environment
  • Advanced level of technical communications, personal interaction and presentation skills
  • Results-orientation to achieve production targets whilst ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and standards
  • Strong organsational skills to manage all mining maintenance and spoken, as well as the ability to interact with people of diverse cultures
  • Exposure to environmental awareness programs
  • Minimum of ten years senior management experience in maintenance function in the mechanical and electrical, Open Pit mining and CIL mineral processing industry
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Development and mentoring of Engineering staff towards industry best practices

It would be advantageous if applicants have:

  • A Government Certificate of Competency (Engineering Manager’s Certificate of Competency)
  • A past Senior managerial role;
  • Experience in rural housing and residential village infrastructure maintenance
  • Project management experience;


How To Apply

Interested parties should submit their curriculum vitae to: [email protected]

Note: “Gold Fields will only respond to applications that meet the necessary qualifications stipulated”

Company details can be found at:

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment

Safety first – Do not accept second best – Ahwe Yie


Closing date: 17 Oct, 2011

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