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Gold Fields Jobs in Ghana: Senior Engineer – Get/Welding

Posted on :

15 Sep, 2010

Category :

Engineering Jobs in Ghana, Mining Jobs in Ghana

Gold Fields is one of the world’s largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable production of about 3.5 million ounces per annum from nine operating mines in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. Gold Fields also has an extensive growth pipeline with both greenfields and near mine exploration projects at various stages of development. The Group has total attributable Mineral Reserves of 78 million gold equivalent ounces and Mineral Resources of 281 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on JSE Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX), the Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX).

Location               Tarkwa

Job Status           Full-time

Education            University degree

Experience         5 years

Job Expires         20 Sep, 2010

Job Description:

Purpose of the Job:

The incumbent shall apply knowledge and experience to Heavy Mining Equipment (HME) management systems, processes, policies and resources provided in the Mining Maintenance Unit using best practice principles. He will also ensure planning and maintenance of heavy mining equipment parts e.g. tray and bucket in a responsible, safe, efficient and effective manner for high equipment availability and reliability

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the achievement of high equipment availability within Industry standard
  • Ensuring that Heavy Mining Equipment (HME) Ground Engagement Tools (GET) system is maintained and positioned in line with Gold Fields Ghana (GFG) operational requirements and objectives
  • Monitoring GET and bucket/tray life per machine with a weekly reporting system
  • Managing and controlling the HME GET yard
  • Implementing effective cost management and financial performance monitoring system
  • Establishing and maintaining high performance and cohesive teams
  • Maintaining a safe and friendly environments
  • Ensuring that effective engineering standards and procedures are developed and implemented in compliance with ISO I400I and OHSAS I800I requirements
  • Ensuring that HME staff are effectively trained, developed, and supervised

Required Skills or Experience

Key requirements:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Welding or related Engineering field
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Heavy Mining Equipment (HME) maintenance
  • Sound knowledge of CAT 785 Haul Truck tray and large (>15m3) hydraulic excavator bucket maintenance and repairs
  • Experienced in the application of different wear packages on buckets and Haul Truck trays
  • Experienced in safe lifting practices
  • First-hand knowledge in different GET types and applications
  • A hands-on approach and willingness to work long hours
  • Project management skills
  • Lean 6 Sigma experience
  • SAP Proficiency
  • Analytical thinking
  • Business acumen
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment

How To Apply

HR Officer

Tarkwa Gold Mine

P. O. Box 26

Tarkwa, Ghana

Or by e-mail: [email protected]

Applicant are advised to mark envelopes with their prospective positions being applied for

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