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Senior Maintenance Planner – Process Plant - Sabodala Mine Site

Summary of Role

This is 2-year assignment term with a fly-in fly-out role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time to our Sabodala mine site in Senegal.

As the Senior Maintenance Planner reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, you will be responsible for the all maintenance planning to ensure maximum cost benefit while minimizing the interruption to production.


Key Responsibilities

To optimise the availability of fixed plant installations of the Processing Department and associated infrastructure as directed by the Maintenance Superintendent or his delegate.

This should be achieved through effective management of the following key performance areas;

·            Plant Maintenance – effective management of reliability centred maintenance systems, preventative maintenance programmes and unplanned repairs.

·            Maintenance Planning - Ensure all maintenance functions are planned effectively to ensure maximum cost benefit while minimising the interruption to production.

·            Cost control – Contribute to the accurate compilation of budget forecasts and effective management of departmental expenditure.

·            Resource Management – Provide systems to ensure effective utilisation of all available resources. These would include but not be limited to tools and equipment, mobile equipment, all relevant company employees, contractors and consultants.

·            Communication - Maintain effective communication between the maintenance and all internal and external stakeholders.

·            Short to long term planning and scheduling of all Mechanical & Electrical maintenance of Fixed Plant Equipment and other company assets according to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles and techniques.

·            Use the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to provide accurate prediction of future, and records of historical maintenance activities and costs and provide timely reports to management using the CMMS and other tools.

·            Provide mentoring and training to planners while demonstrating commitment to company values and ensuring adherence to statutory requirements as a minimum


Required Skills & Experience

·         Trades Qualification and Tertiary or Post Trade Qualification in Engineering/Maintenance planning or maintenance management is desirable.

·         Minimum 10 years of experience working as a process plant maintenance planner & a minimum 5 years experience as an expat in a supervisory role managing a team in a developing country (preferably Africa).

·         Competent in asset management practices an asset.

·         Strong communication skills in English, (French is an asset) to effectively interact with national employees

·         Experience working with multi-national workforce in remote work locations

·         Provide coaching and mentoring to team members & develop overall plan for team to ensure skill development and succession plans

·         Responsible for performance of team and address performance issues

·         Develop an understanding of the cultural backgrounds of employees and how these cultures can be harmoniously integrated into the workplace.

·         Foster an amicable and professional working relationship with all employees and contractors

·         Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) & ERP systems; Pronto XI experience will be advantageous.

·         Must have valid drivers licence

 About Teranga

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of approximately 5,500 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 2 million ounces of gold at its Sabodala operation in Senegal. Focused on diversification and growth towards its vision of becoming a mid-tier producer, the Company recently announced commercial production at its second gold mine, Wahgnion, which is located in Burkina Faso, and is carrying out exploration programs in three West African countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. Teranga applies a rigorous capital allocation framework for its investment decisions.

Steadfast in its commitment to set the benchmark for responsible mining, Teranga operates in accordance with international standards and aims to act as a catalyst for sustainable economic, environmental, and community development as it strives to create value for all of its stakeholders. Teranga is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and a leading member of the multi-stakeholder group responsible for the submission of the first Senegalese Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative revenue report.

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