Mechanical Technician – Material Handling at AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited
AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited
Ghana, Obuasi
1d ago
source : Jobweb Ghana

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation.

The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t / day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Mechanical Technician Material Handling .


The Mechanical Technician Material Handling is accountable for executing all tasked maintenance work on underground / Surface conveyor systems (shift -3, regular-3), safely, in accordance with other compliance requirements, operational and standards, systems and procedures to maximise plant availability in a compliant, safe, sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.


  • Work according to total quality management principles & ensure zero defect objectives & safety
  • Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
  • Gather information for the Materials Handling Supervisor for reporting performance
  • Execute all tasked maintenance work on underground / surface conveyor systems (shift -3, regular-3)
  • Identify actions for continuous improvement and that compliant operability to requirements is ensured
  • Organise and report information for the Materials Handling Supervisor to allow development of condition monitoring routes and checks for infrastructure equipment;
  • Execute designated and tasked daily work checks on a routine scheduled basis.
  • Report any anomalies to Materials Handling Supervisor for the generation of work requests in SAP as required for maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Carry out daily pre-start and / or shift handover checks and complete check sheets as required according to the established schedules and also per plant requirements.
  • Execute daily pre-start checks of equipment / tools prior to leaving workshop. Escalate and report any anomalies
  • Assess all equipment required for completion of the tasked work, create checklist and transport all tools necessary for task completion
  • Complete shift short interval control sheets as required
  • Monitor operating parameters in accordance with standards provided and take corrective action as indicated or required
  • Identify, communicate, and escalate potential cost reduction initiatives to the Supervisor
  • Propose cost savings projects
  • Execute work in a timely manner; escalate real or potential delays to the Supervisor
  • Log monitored equipment performance for entry in asset health system and take proactive measures to register and escalate symptoms of potential failure to Materials Handling Supervisor
  • Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used and report to Materials Handling Supervisor


  • Secondary / Technical Education
  • Completed mechanical apprenticeship from recognized scheme example City and Guilds, National Vocation Level 1
  • Experience

  • An experienced mechanical tradesperson with over 5 years’ experience in underground mining (Preferably on Material Handling Systems)
  • Inspecting / Operating Certificate of Competency from Mincom will be an added advantage.
  • Technical Competencies

  • Fully literate and numerate
  • Strong Mechanical Maintenance competencies in underground mining
  • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing
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