11 May 2021

Mechanical Technician – Pastefill Plant & Material Handling at AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited

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Job Description

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently near completion of the redevelopment phase to become a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and 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 – PASTEFILL AND MATERIAL HANDLING.


The Mechanical Technician – Pastefill Plant & Material Handling is accountable for executing all tasked maintenance work on Pastefill Plant and underground conveyor systems safely, in accordance with other compliance requirements, operational and standards, systems and procedures to maximize 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 Paste fill plant and underground conveyor systems (shift -3, regular-3)
  • Identify actions for continuous improvement and that compliant operability to requirements is ensured
  • Organize and report information for the Pastefill Plant & 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 Pastefill Plant & Materials Handling Supervisor for the generation of work requests in SAP as required for maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Carry out daily inspections, pre-start and/or shift handover checks and complete check sheets as required according to the established schedules and 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
  • 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 Supervisor
  • Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used and report to Supervisor.





  • Minimum of Mechanical Engineering Technician Part I Certificate


  • An experienced mechanical tradesperson with over 5 years’ experience in underground mining
  • Five (5) years of experience of post-apprenticeship work in a mechanical trade


Technical Competencies


  • Fully literate and numerate
  • Strong mechanical maintenance competencies in underground mining environment
  • Strong mechanical maintenance competencies in process plant equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 24 May. 2021

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