Engineering Manager Jobs (E-Lower): Gold Fields

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9 Jun, 2011

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Engineering Jobs in Ghana, Mining Jobs in Ghana

Abosso Goldfields Ltd, a subsidiary of Gold Fields Limited. Located in a tropical climate, the Damang Gold Mine is a world-class operation,consisting of 25 Mtpa open pit-mining operations and a 5.2 Mtpa CIL metallurgical plant. The mine is situated in the Western Region of Ghana and is ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 certificated. It has a current Life of Mine expectency to the year 2019 and beyond.


Job Description

Abosso Goldfields Limited is currently seeking a motivated Engineering Manager who will be responsible to manage, implement and control, comprehensive and effective engineering planned maintenance principles for the total mine site.

  • The role responsibility will include but not be limited to – all Open Pit Heavy Mining Plant and Equipment (HME), the metallurgical Process Plant, 24 MW Power Generation Plant during periods of national grid power outages plus residential village infrastructural maintenance.
  • The appointee will further be required to ensure effective liaison with Government agencies such as the Inspector of Machinery plus electrical and water supply authorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting into 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 be required to identify with the KPI/KPA’s of the Mine

An attractive packages is available to the right applicant

Required Skills or Experience

  • A recognised BSc graduate or equivalent Mechanical or Electrical Engineering qualification
  • Sound business acumen and the ability to influence the main cost drivers in this 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 organisational skills to manage all mine maintenance and selected sustainable project work
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written 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 a 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]. Company details can be found at:

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

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



Closing: 15th June, 2011

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