Superintendent – Underground HME Maintenance at Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML)

Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) is Tanzania’s leading gold producer with a single operation in Geita Region . The company is a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti , an international gold producer headquartered in South Africa , with operations in more than ten countries , in four continents . The mine is situated in the Lake Victoria Gold fields of North Western Tanzania , only about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s South East of the nearest point of Lake Victoria . The company has its head office in Geita , only 5 Km’s west of the fast-growing town of Geita , and also a supporting office in Dar Es Salaam . Applications are invited from ambitious , energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below :

Position :

Superintendent – Underground HME Maintenance .

Job Number :

GGM-2019-XME-09 .

Number of Positions :

01 .

Works For :

Senior Manager — HME Maintenance .

Qualifications :

•             A recognized Trade qualification in Mechanical or Electrical .

•              Full Technician Certificate (FTC) / Ordinary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering .

•              Degree in Mechanical Engineering will be an added advantage .

OEM Certificates (CAT & SANDVIK)

Experience , Knowledge & Skills Required :

•             A qualified Underground Heavy Equipment Mechanic or Electrician with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in underground heavy mining equipment maintenance repair with at least 5 years working in international/ multi-national organisations .

•              Proven experience and ability to lead and direct underground mining equipment maintenance personnel/teams .


The role holder must have proficient knowledge in the following areas :

•              Heavy Equipment Mechanical and or Electrical Artisan

•              Extensive experience with the maintenance of TEREX and CATERPILLAR mining equipment

•              Expert knowledge and experience with the tools and equipment used in the maintenance of the GGMMining fleet .

•              Knowledge of equipment inspection and routine servicing procedures to be used at GGM .

•              Expert knowledge in the planning and execution of major maintenance for the mining fleet including undercarriage and major component replacement project work

•              Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures

•              Knowledge of record-keeping


The role holder must demonstrate the following skills :

•              Maintenance and troubleshooting of the mining equipment in use at GGM

•             An expert understanding and skill level with all tooling and machinery used in the maintenance of the GGM mining fleet .

•             Ability to operate required tools and equipment in a safe and accountable manner

•              Must be able to use approved work methods to solve problems .

•              Must have decision-making skills to perform a task assigned to you in the safest and most efficient manner not to jeopardize safety or production .

•             Ability to lead and direct personnel when engaged in maintenance work with the teams , where the need arises and where the supervisor is struggling to progress efficiently and effectively .

•              Effective verbal and listening communications skills in English

•             Ability to read and write to maintain daily logs

•              Stress management skills

•             Time management skills

Purpose of the Role :

The role holder will be required to practice sensible and ethical leadership skills to the underground mining equipment maintenance team and ensure a high level of equipment maintenance and repair work is maintained all the time . This is to ensure that the team is motivated and equipment safety at the workplace is maintained , underground mining equipment availability and reliability are also maintained , and equipment is safe to operate .

An intrinsic responsibility of this role is to establish and execute technical development plans for key national members of maintenance within the department , to ensure the development of national workforce to a level of heightened and improved competency .

Main or Key Accountabilities

Safety management :

•             To perform the leadership functions in terms of both safety leadership and behavior .

•              Lead and support our workforce to work safely by identifying and managing workplace hazards associated with the work being performed .

•             To lead the UG engineering section in identifying and ensuring appropriate mitigation of all hazards (inclusive of the management of major hazards and critical controls) within the UG engineering section .

Maintenance Leadership & Technical :

•              Motivate and maintain good work moral to the maintenance team

•              Provide expert advice to maintenance Snr Supervisors , Supervisors and trades personnel engaged in the maintenance of the mining fleet .

•              Development of scope of work for major works associated with the mining fleet .

•              Ensure work is performed to the OEM’s requirements and that best fitment and installation practices are adhered to and imparted to the workforce .

•              Monitor maintenance skill levels , providing necessary on the job training where necessary .

•              Maintain a register of training for employees and to ensure the workforce is capable of working without supervision .

•              Continually check all work in progress monitoring quality .

•             Write repair reports with photos on each major failure and document repairs of the same .

•              Support the team to comply with the work schedule while attending to emerging work efficiently and to ensure availability and reliability of equipment is optimized .

•             Assist the teams to develop work packages and procedures for all work performed so that accurate work packages are established for future work .

•             Work with the planning team to ensure spares and materials are optimized under the VMI contract with MANTRAC and SANDVIK

•              Help identify work to be raised through the maintenance system into each equipment’s backlog for coming services .

•              Be part of an on-call roster at all times which ensures experts are available for advice to remediate breakdowns and equipment reliability issues .

As an AGA Geita Gold Mine employee , you are also accountable for the following :

•              Commit best endeavors and full capability to the work assigned by the immediate manager .

•             Advise immediate manager if you do not understand the work assigned , or if the assignment does not fit with knowledge of the circumstances , current skills or available time and resources .

•             Advise immediate manager of any situations or conditions that could create obstacles to , or opportunities for , the work of the managerial team or company .

•              Demonstrate work behaviors consistent with the company values and work within prescribed boundaries , including required behaviors , company policies , standards , procedures , and legislation requirements .

•              Disclose timely information to an immediate manager when accountability cannot be met within limits or can be met with less time or resources than planned .


Requirements :

•              Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

•              Demonstrate sound work ethics .

•              Fostering a team environment -Inspiring and

•              Motivating Others , promoting Collaboration , Conflict Management , and Teamwork , Developing Others , Communicating powerfully and prolifically;

•              Managing oneself- Taking ownership of one’s personal development;

•              Building Effective Working Relationships – The ability to build and maintain effective collateral and cross-functional working relationship;

•              Building Trust & Accountability — Displayinghigh levels of integrity and honesty;

•              Computer literate — proficient in Microsoft Office programs

•              Strong managerial and people skills .

•              Problem-solving and analytical skills .

•              Disciplined and process-oriented .

•              Positive Attitude towards work and colleagues .

•              Fluent in the English language .

•              Basic first aid knowledge .

•             Valid Driver’s License and UG driving experience

Mode of Application :

Application cover letter (Subject should be Superintendent – Underground HME Maintenance and/or quote the job number), detailed CV , copies of relevant certificates , email and telephone contacts , names and addresses of three referees , to be forwarded to below address .

You will be required to bring original certificates if you are contacted for interviews .

Contact Address :

Senior Manager Human Resources ,
Geita Gold Mining Ltd ,
P.O.Box 532 ,
Geita .

Email : jobs.geita@AngloGoldAshanti.com


NB : Internal applicants may submit applications to departmental HR Officer . All internal

applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s head of department .


Application Deadline :

Application letters should reach the above on or before 31st October 2019 at 17:30 hours . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews .

BEWARE OF CONMEN! GGML does not receive money in exchange for a job position . Should you be asked for money in exchange for a job offer or suspect such activity , please report this immediately to our Security Department , Investigation Unit , by calling +255 28 216 01 40 Ext 1559 (rates apply) or use our whistle-blowing channels by sending an SMS to +27 73 573 8075 (SMS rates apply) or emailing 24cthonesty@ethics-line.com or use the internet at www.tip-offs.com.

To apply for this job email your details to vicent@ajiraleo.co.tz