Perseus Mining Ghana Ltd Vacancies (8 Positions)

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20 Dec, 2011

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Vacancies in Ghana

Perseus Mining is a duet listed (Australia, Toronto) gold miner and explorer focused on the West African region. Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited (PMGL) has recently commissioned the world-class Edikan gold project in the Western Region of Ghana. Edikan Gold Mine (EGM) has a current mining reserve of 3.3M oz of gold from a resource base of 4.3M oz. The Edikan processing facility has been designed as a 5.5Mtpa processing facility with the ability to expand this to 8Mtpa in the future. The plant is capable of producing at a rate of 220-270,000oz gold

 

1. Senior Project Engineering

This position will be based at the Edikan Mine and at times may be required to travel to Perth, Australia. This position reports directly to the Deputy General Manager/Production Manager.

  • The role of the Senior Project Engineer within the Production team is focused on delivery of the Edikan processing plant debottlenecking/expansion on behalf of the operation.
  • The Senior Project Engineer will be responsible for ensuring all requirements of the site operational team are met in the design of the expansion as well as administer the contract on site for the design and construction of the expansion scope of work.
  • The Senior Project Engineer will also act as a technical resource for the processing operations team in addition to coordination of the expansion project play a major role in the development and administration of the change management process within this team.

The role is offered on a rostered basis, either 10 days on/4 days off or 15 days on/6 days off with travel to point of hire covered by the company. A competitive salary will be offered commensurate with experience.
 

Required Skills or Experience

Candidates for this role would be expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 7 years experience in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical but other disciplines will be considered
  • Good understanding of all engineering disciplines as they relate to design of minerals processing facilities
  • Demonstrated project design and delivery experience
  • Management of small to medium scale site construction activities
  • Previous exposure to minerals processing plant commissioning
  • Brownfields expansion/integration experience
  • Previous success in challenging locations and projects
  • Excellent communication, planning and co-ordination skills

Note: Formal qualifications in an engineering discipline are required

 

2. Chief Environmental Chemist

The Chief Environmental Chemist will be responsible for providing accurate and timely physio-chemical and biological analysis of water and tailings samples.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Develop and maintain operating procedures and standards for the environmental laboratory;
  • Implement a fully automated reporting system for the environmental laboratory;
  • Timely analysis of water and process samples under International QA/QC requirements;
  • Manage the environmental laboratory and provide accurate results/returns;
  • Establish a QA/QC programme with other laboratories;
  • Conduct Risk Assessment and operate the laboratory under safe conditions

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

The successful applicant must possess degree or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or Environmental Chemistry, or Laboratory Technician with at least 5 years experience in a leadership role in setting and operating an environmental laboratory

 

3. Electrical Instrumentation Tradesperson

 

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Ensure that all electrical installations and housekeeping is maintained to a very high standard and the appropriate paper work completed and  returned to your Supervisor
  • Carry out duties as instructed by the Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor and Mechanical Supervisors during your attendance on site;
  • Attend daily pre-start and participate in safety and work related issues;
  • Maintain regular and effective communication and feedback with peers and supervisors;
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in a safe, efficient and timely manner

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

  • The successful applicant must possess degree in Electrical/Electromechanical/Instrumentation Engineering with 6 years professional work experience in Processing Plant Maintenance in a large-scale gold processing operation. Knowledge in PLC, able to caliberate and repair instruments and read and analyse PID are essential

 

 4. Electrical Technician

The Electrical Technician, reporting to the Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor, will be responsible for effective maintenance of the Processing Plant and site infrastructure at the Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, located near Ayanfuri.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Ensure that all electrical installations and house keeping is maintained to a very high standard and the appropriate paper work completed and returned to your Supervisor;
  • Carry out duties as instructed by the Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor and Mechanical Supervisors during your attendance on site;
  • Attend the daily pre-start and participate in safety and work related issues;
  • Maintained regular and effective communication and feedback with peers and supervisors;
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in a safe; efficient and timely manner

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

  • The successful applicant must possess Electrical Engineering Technician II or EET III with 5 years professional work experience in Process Plant Maintenance in a large-scale gold processing operation.
  • Ability to read and analyse drawings, knowledge in HV-MV cable splicing and termination, and instrumentation and control systems are essential
5. Equipment/Machine Operator

The Mechanical fitters, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, will be responsible for effective maintenance of the Processing Plant and site infrastructure at the Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, located near Ayanfuri.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

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  • Ensure that all Cranes, Lifting Equipment and mobile machinery is maintained to a very high standard and the appropriate paper works has been completed and returned to your Supervisor;
  • Ensure all rigging equipment is checked and registered;
  • Attend daily pre-start and participate in safety and work related issues;
  • Maintain regular and effective communication and feedback with peers and superior;
  • Complete Lift Studies for all Lifting tasks;
  • Ensure all duties are carried out in a safe, efficient and timely manner

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

The successful applicant must possess Senior High School/Junior High School Certificate with 3 years professional work experience in Forklifts, Loaders and Cranes in a large-scale gold processing operations. Drivers Licence “E” and Mechanical Knowledge is essential

 

6. Mechanical Fitters

The Mechanical fitters, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, will be responsible for effective maintenance of the Processing Plant and site infrastructure at the Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, located near Ayanfuri.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Perform all maintenance on Process Plant equipment and ensure that work is conducted as per work schedule;
  • Monitor and effectively maintain installed mechanical equipment
  • Ensure safe working practices within Processing Department;
  • Maintain high standard of housekeeping;
  • Rebuild and Maintain Gyratory Crusher;
  • Pump rebuilds and overhauls

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

The successful applicant must possess Mechanical Engineering Technician II or MET III with 5 years professional work experience in processing plant maintenance of large-scale gold processing operations. Knowledge of Pumps, Hydraulic Systems, Conveyors, SAG Mills and Gyratory Crushers is essential

 

7. Mechanical Supervisor

The Mechanical Supervisors, reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, will supervise the fixed plant maintenance section of the Processing Department at the Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited, located near Ayanfuri.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Supervise boiler makers, fitters and mechanics to ensure that work is conducted as per work schedule;
  • Develop job procedures, and ensure all standard jobs are to up to date and have the necessary parts and labour identified to perform the task;
  • Continually search for methods to improve upon existing mechanical maintenance practices;
  • Set high quality standards for both yourself and other processing staff; and
  • Conduct training

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

The successful applicant must possess degree in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent with 7 years professional work experience in fixed plant maintenance of large-scale gold processing operations with at least 3 years recent experience in a similar role

 

8. Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor

The Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor, reporting to the Senior Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor, will be responsible for the effective maintenance of the electrical systems of Processing Plant and site Infrastructure at the Perseus Mining (Ghana ) Limited, located near Ayanfuri.

The responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:-

  • Supervise and assign work to subordinates and ensure all their duties are carried out in a safe, efficient and timely manner;
  • Minimise processing costs, whilst maintaining/exceeding mill availability targets;
  • Attend monthly production planning meeting to understand long term operational priorities and advise of planned forecast equipment down time;
  • Develop job procedures, and ensure all standard jobs are up to date and have the necessary parts and labour identified to perform the task; and
  • Maintain regular and effective communication and feedback with peers, subordinates and supervisor

The position is site based and the Company offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications and experience
 

Required Skills or Experience

  • The successful applicant must possess degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent with 10 years professional work experience in fixed plant maintenance of large-scale gold processing operations with at least 5 years recent experience in a similar role, and relevant electrical qualifications to meet statutory requirements (HV Experience, HV Switching, Computer Skills, Develop Procedures and knowledge of PLC Instruments and Controls)

 

How To Apply

Interested qualified applicants should submit one MSWord document only which includes a cover letter, detailed CV of his/her qualifications and work history and the names of at least 3 referees. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications will only be received by email to: [email protected] with Electrical Instrumentation Supervisor in the subject line of the email.


Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited is an equal opportunity employer

Closing 30th December 2011

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