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Job Summary

To operate the underground mine infrastructure plant and equipment with the aims of delivering optimum mine productivity whilst maintaining the highest standards in regard to safety, efficiency and good housekeeping.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

In This Role You Will Perform

Underground mine infrastructure general duties

  • Operate the crushing plant, control systems and other underground mine infrastructure to ensure they are working safely and efficiently to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensure adherence to operating parameters, follow instructions from the supervisor and make the required decisions on operating conditions / parameters and take necessary corrective action to minimize operational variations.
  • Advise the supervisor of the requirement for spares, materials and consumables and assist with maintaining such items in an orderly manner.
  • Notify the supervisor of any detectable and / or prolonged production variance.
  • Coordinate production shutdowns and start-ups of the underground mine infrastructure to minimize delays.
  • Maintain a high housekeeping standard in the areas of
  • Provide input into daily operational issues regarding areas affected to the operations supervisor / General Foreman.
  • Manage and control costs within own area, where possible (i.e. reduce waste, improve operational control).Participate in continuous improvement programs which will assist in enhancing the performance of the underground mine operation.
  • Assist with the coordination and execution of procedural and operational projects and changes within the underground mine infrastructure areas by following the change management procedure.
  • Complete all tasks identified in the underground mine infrastructure operations MOS elements to the specified quality and timeliness as assigned to this role.
  • Provide input into the development and review of the underground mine infrastructure operations STPs, management plans and operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Work in conjunction with the maintenance and planning teams to assist with the efficient planning and execution of maintenance activities and plant shutdowns.
  • Assist with the efficient management of spare parts, materials and consumables.
  • Assist with the proper use, storage and maintenance of company tooling.
  • Other tasks or duties within the individuals skill set as directed by the Supervisor, General foreman or senior mine officials.


Underground mine infrastructure operations

  • Act in the position of operations supervisor as and when required to do so in order to provide consistent and continuous plant operation.
  • Oversee the plant operation during each shift and monitor results and quality at each operation stage.
  • Conduct plant and equipment inspections as required.
  • Provide hands-on assistance during operational and maintenance activities and ensure that safe work practices are followed.
  • Providing on-the-job training as required.
  • Participate in training programs as required.
  • Follow shift and team instructions and safe work practices and conduct work place inspections on a regular basis by:
  • Inspecting and examining each operating area within their scope of responsibility regularly.
  • Issuing continuous and ongoing information to the supervisor throughout the work period.
  • Inspecting primary production and auxiliary equipment regularly for maintenance integrity.
  • Inspecting each operating area for housekeeping requirements, assist wherever possible to maintain high housekeeping standards and ensure that situations beyond ones control are reported to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Reviewing operating reports / log sheets throughout regular scheduled shifts and taking corrective action to maintain operating parameters.


Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Extractive Metallurgy, Mining, Chemistry, Engineering or related field is highly desirable.
  • A trade qualification in a mechanical, electrical or related field is highly desirable.
  • Completion of WASSCE or equivalent is essential.


Additional Knowledge

  • Demonstrable knowledge of mineral processing principles and mining industry standards.
  • Knowledge of crushing plant equipment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of industrial plant and equipment operations.
  • Previous underground experience will be highly desirable.


Experience

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience with the operation of industrial process equipment is essential.
  • Experience in metalliferous mining is highly desirable.
  • Supervisory experience in an industrial environment would be advantageous.
  • Previous process operating experience, particularly with crushing plants is highly desirable.


Technical Skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), CMMS/ERP.
  • Information monitoring and management skills.
  • Possess good planning and organising skills.
  • Possess good time management and task prioritisation skills.
  • Be experienced with document management.
  • Quality management skills.
  • Demonstrate good report writing skills.
  • Ability to provide management and support staff with clear and detailed information.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, blueprints and manuals.


Behavioural Attributes

  • Assertive.
  • Influential.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Methodical and logical.
  • Display initiative.
  • Neat, tidy and well organised.
  • Results orientated.
  • Be pro-active.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Follow through on tasks.
  • Team player.
  • Be able to work to deadlines.
  • Flexible in the approach to work.
  • Lateral thinking.
  • Deliver work to a high standard of quality.


Working Conditions

  • Position in a very remote location. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the office work environment is minimal, however the employee is occasionally required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee will be required to work underground. Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, slippery surfaces etc.
  • Personal Protective equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs, and dust mask based on working conditions.

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