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Senior Trainer, Mechanical & Lifting - Senegal

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Process Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Rig Fitter Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Contract / Fixed Term, Expat
Salary Description:
FIFO Contract role 8 week on 4 week off roster
Teranga Gold
Job Ref:

Corporate Overview

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 5,000km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.3 million ounces of gold from its operations in Senegal.  Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is advancing its Banfora development project, and is conducting extensive exploration programs in three countries: Burkina Faso, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.  As at June 30, 2017, Teranga has a reserve base of nearly 4.0 million ounces of gold, a strong balance sheet and the financial flexibility to grow its business.

This is a 2-year FIFO contract role in Senegal, West Africa: 8 weeks on/4 weeks off on company time. 

Summary of Role

The purpose of this role is to optimize the mechanical availability of the fixed plant installations of the processing department and associated infrastructure, as directed by the Maintenance Mechanical Superintendent. This should be achieved through effective management of the following key performance areas:

  •          OH&S – Maintain and support the principles of SGO’s safety and environmental policies
  •          Maintenance Planning – Ensure all maintenance activities are effectively and adequately planned whilst minimising costs and maximising production
  •          Cost Control – Contribute to the accurate and effective management of departmental expenditure
  •          Resource Management – Ensure effective utilisation of available resources
  •          Continuous Improvement - Support and encourage a culture of continuous improvement
  •          Staff Development - Identify the need for and assist with the implementation of effective and structured training and development for all maintenance staff
  •          Communication – Maintain effective communication between the maintenance team and all stakeholders
  •          Training & Development - Develop the current Senegalese crane operators to international and industry best practice to ensure optimal services are delivered

Key Responsibilities

  •          Remain compliant with company objectives, policies, procedures, safe work practices, and relevant regulations
  •          Manage day-to-day training requirements for the site crane operations personnel
  •          Organize, develop and deliver of crane operator training
  •          Manage day-to-day operation of all site mobile cranes in a safe and cost effective manner
  •          Ensure inspections of all lifting equipment is carried out and the rigging equipment register is accurate and up to date
  •          Attend meetings as required
  •          Effectively execute shutdowns to ensure optimum run time
  •          Train and assess current crane operators in rigging and lifting duties
  •          Lead crane lift study activities
  •          Ensure all relevant site and legislative documentation is fulfilled, filed and managed in accordance with the required standards

Required Skills & Experience

  •           Must have previous crane/rigger leading hand experience with associated tickets and certifications
  •          Certificate IV Training and Assessing is highly desirable
  •          Conversant with relevant standards and requirements in relation mobile/gantry/ overhead cranes and rigging requirements
  •          Prior exposure and experience within West Africa or expatriate roles
  •          Knowledge of training, supervisor techniques and procedures
  •          Having a mechanical background is desirable
  •          Current First Aid qualification preferred
  •          Driver’s License
  •          Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  •          Excellent time management and organisational skills
  •          Strong safety awareness
  •          Team building, recruitment, coaching and counselling
  •          Well-developed written and oral communication skills

Teranga is a Canadian-based gold producer with a pipeline of West African assets in production, development and exploration on more than 5,000 square kilometers of land located on prospective gold belts. Our vision is to become a multi-jurisdictional West African gold producer with a portfolio of assets offering diversified production with strong margins and sustainable free cash flows.  

Since its 2010 IPO, Teranga has produced over 1.2 million ounces of gold from its operating gold mine in Senegal. The Company is currently completing an updated feasibility study for the fully permitted Banfora Gold project in Burkina Faso, with expected completion mid-2017. In 2016, Teranga acquired exploration permits in Ivory Coast. The Company believes these properties – and potential future mining rights that may be acquired – will provide a further pipeline of future growth opportunities.  

Concurrent with production and development activities, exploration programs are underway at its most prospective properties to increase its reserve base through resource conversion and new discoveries. Furthermore, the Company has a solid balance sheet and a strong social license to continue to grow its business.  

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