Job Vacancy For Mechanical Technician – Ropes

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and 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 - Ropes.


• The Mechanical Technician - Ropes reports to the Mechanical Supervisor – Winders and is accountable for general mechanical maintenance and repair of mine infrastructure and winding machinery, winder ropes statutory inspection, ore transport equipment and materials movement in a safe manner and compliant with LI2182 (Government of Ghana Law).


• Accept personal responsibility for his own health and safety and that of every mine worker affected by his work
• Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
• Promote a culture of safety and practice zero tolerance to non-compliance at all times
• Protect and promote safe environment practices in compliance to the legislation and work environment principles
• Test rigging to ensure safety & reliability
• Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving
• Select gear, such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights, sizes & facilities
• Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls or other equipment
• Tilt, Dip, and Turn suspended loads to manoeuvre over, under or around obstacles
• Install ground rigging for yarding lines
• Align, level, and anchor machinery
• Fabricate, set up & repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists & pulling gear
• Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams & ceilings
• Dismantle & store rigging equipment after use
• Conduct Daily Winders Ropes inspections and Ropes Statutory Maintenance in accordance with AGA Standard.
• Perform 6-Monthly Winder Ropes Recaps and Winder Maintenance per AGA Standard Operating Procedures.
• Carry out House Keeping at the winder houses and supporting shaft Activities when required.
• Report daily on Ropes inspections to the Winder/ Ropes Supervisor.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Minimum of Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET) Part II or equivalent


• Five (5) + years of post-apprenticeship work in a mechanical trade. Winder maintenance will be advantage.
• Familiarity with the Ghana Minerals and Mining (Health Safety and Technical) Regulation.
• Wide fabrication experience.

Location: Obuasi

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Closing Date: 07 February, 2023