Job Vacancy For Mechanical Technician – Material Handling

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Mechanical Technician - Material Handling.


• The Mechanical Technician - Material Handling is accountable for executing all tasked maintenance work on underground/Surface conveyor systems (shift -3, regular-3), safely, in accordance with other compliance requirements, operational and standards, systems and procedures to maximise plant availability in a compliant, safe, sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.


• Work according to total quality management principles & ensure zero defect objectives & safety
• Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
• Gather information for the Materials Handling Supervisor for reporting performance
• Execute all tasked maintenance work on underground/surface conveyor systems (shift -3, regular-3)
• Identify actions for continuous improvement and that compliant operability to requirements is ensured
• Organise and report information for the Materials Handling Supervisor to allow development of condition monitoring routes and checks for infrastructure equipment;
• Execute designated and tasked daily work checks on a routine scheduled basis.
• Report any anomalies to Materials Handling Supervisor for the generation of work requests in SAP as required for maintenance planning and scheduling
• Carry out daily pre-start and/or shift handover checks and complete check sheets as required according to the established schedules and also per plant requirements.
• Execute daily pre-start checks of equipment/tools prior to leaving workshop. Escalate and report any anomalies
• Assess all equipment required for completion of the tasked work, create checklist and transport all tools necessary for task completion
• Complete shift short interval control sheets as required
• Monitor operating parameters in accordance with standards provided and take corrective action as indicated or required
• Identify, communicate, and escalate potential cost reduction initiatives to the Supervisor
• Propose cost savings projects
• Execute work in a timely manner; escalate real or potential delays to the Supervisor
• Log monitored equipment performance for entry in asset health system and take proactive measures to register and escalate symptoms of potential failure to Materials Handling Supervisor
• Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used and report to Materials Handling Supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

• Secondary / Technical Education
• Completed mechanical apprenticeship from recognized scheme – example City and Guilds, National Vocation Level 1


• An experienced mechanical tradesperson with over 5 years’ experience in underground mining (Preferably on Material Handling Systems)
• Inspecting/Operating Certificate of Competency from Mincom will be an added advantage.

Technical Competencies

• Fully literate and numerate
• Strong Mechanical Maintenance competencies in underground mining
• Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing

Location: Obuasi

How To Apply For The Job

To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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Closing Date: 22 June, 2020
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