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Mobile Maintenance Superintendent - Bibiani

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

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 Description

To take responsibility in the asset management, maintenance and continuous improvement of all CGML HME / HMEUG equipment and assets. This position is responsible for managing the CGML HME / HMEUG Maintenance team and resources to ensure promoting continuous improvement by driving ongoing change to achieve environmental, quality and production targets.

Job Responsibilities

Actively promote Safety culture and Hazard awareness

Maintain production goals and objectives as a team

Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance, ensures safety at each work place

Practice and promote company environmental, health, safety and operational policies and procedures

Actively participate in CGML Continuous Improvement program

Report all accidents, unsafe positions, defected equipment, and safety complains from his department to HSE representative.

Commitment to investigate, represent, and provide technical reports for any incidents Participate in Root Cause Analysis of failures when required

Ensure all HME / HMEUG Maintenance workers on site meet company and governmental requirements with respect to training, certification and equipment, to ensure that all HME / HMEUG equipment and systems on site meet or exceed all legislation applicable to the particular system and any systems found to be deficient are addressed by organizing effort to promptly remedy the situation and assist in reviewing work plans, contribute to work estimates and review maintenance efforts to ensure they are effective, efficient and ensure safe operation of HME / HMEUG equipment

Coordinating maintenance in process areas and the HME / HMEUG including surface and underground drills, haul trucks, loaders, graders, dozers, excavators, support equipment, vent fans, sand and gravel plant, batching plant etc.

Manage all HME / HMEUG mechanical maintenance, coordinate planning, installations and rebuilds

Read and understand mechanical drawings, ensure proper drawing library is established and maintained

Effectively troubleshoot and problem solve mechanical issues

Develop and implement mechanical maintenance programs and standards in order to ensure the safe functioning of equipment

Develop Condition Based Monitoring programs (Infrared Thermography, Ultrasound inspections etc.)

Oversee the acquisition and replacement of mechanical equipment in conjunction with engineering (projects) according to the regulatory and internal standards of CGML and ensure the update of mechanical drawings

Supervise the work of mechanical supervisors, engineers and a team of technicians

Demonstrate strong asset management experience focusing on maintenance execution, planning managing major overhauls and outages and formulating maintenance strategies to meet production requirement

Prepare technical specification for major equipment, plant modifications and new projects

Demonstrate working knowledge of failure Root Cause Analysis techniques

Establish and maintain a professional relationship with local government and authorities

Interpret specifications, blueprints and work orders to subordinates and assign duties

Assist in diagnosing malfunctions in all HME / HMEUG equipment

Manage various engineering projects to ensure delivery of project within set budget and timeframes

Manage third party contractual responsibilities in relation to mechanical engineering projects

Ensure HME / HMEUG infrastructure is maintained to a standard to enable annual plan targets to be met, and the long term integrity of assets are established through life of mine planning.

Coordinate the Mechanical Maintenance budget to achieve the annual planned budget compliance

Create AFE for required projects and record them in Kinross AFE system for processing and close / finalize AFEs in the system upon AFE completion

Ensure all projects are effectively budgeted and monitored to remain within cost constraints

Understand costs and seek improvement in unit cost performance

Education and Experience


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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