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Underground General Foreman - Mechanical

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Mine Supervisor Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs
Africa, Ghana, West Africa
Ghana All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Bibiani, Western Region, Ghana

Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute the planned jobs according to priorities and the availability of equipment and in accordance with Kinross / CGML work management practices.
  • Distribute maintenance and repair jobs to Underground Mechanical Maintenance supervisors and technicians
  • Actively promote Safety culture and Hazard awareness within the workplace
  • Plan and organize maintenance jobs safely and within an approved budget
  • Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance, ensures safety at each work place
  • Promote cross-cultural relations and understanding
  • Practice and promote company environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements
  • Actively participate in CGML Continuous Improvement program
  • Train team members in all areas of major responsibility to promote succession planning
  • Perform periodical and scheduled inspection programs to maintain CGML Underground assets and infrastructure according to established mine maintenance and engineering standards and keep them in a good condition.
  • Assist in training new employees by providing instruction on procedures; familiarize new employees with operations and review work assignments in order to orient employee and optimize performance.
  • Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Efficiently perform preventive, breakdown, project, refurbishment repairs and assign maintenance staff according to work requirements and priorities.
  • In case of accidents, perform survey, report accident as per existing policy, proceed for repair, and then issue a report-with photos whenever required.
  • Ensure smooth job handover to the next shift, with required documentation and JDE entries in place
  • Report difficulties faced in his shift, deficiencies in staff performance and propose necessary suggestions to overcome them and improve staff skills
  • Supervise maintenance and repair works directly or through supervisors, communicate correct procedures and assign duties as required
  • Assist in training of CGML Engineering Staff as required. Ensure that Contractors are performing according to contractual obligations with CGML
  • Prepare the regular and necessary reports as required
  • Open, review and close Work Orders in JDE, prepare Purchase Requisitions and estimates
  • Work with other maintenance software tools as required
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis of failures
  • Coordinate with the planning section to set / review required maintenance / repair plans, maintenance schedules and strategies
  • Constantly monitor crew activities to ensure efficient, safe operations and make recommendations for revised procedures when problems are encountered
  • Maintain production goals and objectives as a team
  • Ensure all tasks or activities are executed and aligned with Standard Operating Procedures and Safe
  • Work Instructions at all times
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor/Manager.

Education and Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate/ license with 5 – 10 years working experience in mining maintenance field
  • Demonstrate strong administrative, organizational, planning and technical writing skills and able to plan jobs in coordination with colleagues and other Departments
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, management, vendors and/or contractors.
  • Well-developed English oral, written communications and report writing skills.
  • Ability to prepare estimates, tender document specifications for any mechanical works and analyze offers to recommend the best
  • Ability to perform general administrative and supervisory duties to fulfil the requirements of position
  • Must have MSHA training/certification
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office Suite
  • Holder of a valid Driver’s License
  • First Aid Certificate preferred



Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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