9 Oct 2019

Mining Optimization / UBS Specialist at AEL Mining Services

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AEL Mining Services is a leading developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining, quarrying and construction markets in Africa and beyond. AEL Mining Services is a Division of AECI Ghana Limitedand a subsidiary of AECI Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Job Description

    • Date of vacancy: Immediate. Local or expatriate contract
    • Department: EMEA – West Africa (Based in Bogoso, Ghana)
    • Geographic Area: Ghana, West Africa
Required outputs: Functional
      1. Conduct AEL value adding projects to customers
      2. Develop blast designs, blast enhancement to new innovations and product conversions with emphasis on UBS, CBS and Digishot as applied to underground environments.
      3. Monitor product performance and accuracy of timing.
      4. Interpret blast design data for safe and efficient blasting.
      5. Communicate blast design data to supervisor, customer or subcontractor
      6. Identify potential hazards and risks associated with a poor blast design
      7. Project involvement with all on-going projects with the department
    1. Excellent Technical Report writing, documenting findings and preparation of presentation
    2. Coordinate business development
    3. Technical coaching and training
    4. Continuous professional development
    5. People management and development

Required Skills or Experience

  • Diploma in a technical field (mining, geological, civil, surveying, etc. ) plus 10 years’ experience


  • University degree in a technical field (mining, geological, civil, surveying, etc. ) plus 5 years’ experience
  • Explosives Engineers Certificate
Job specification
  • Knowledge of both surface and underground mining under different conditions
  • At least 5 years’ each underground and surface mining experience
  • The incumbent will draw on extensive and broad industry experience (Surface and Underground) to apply diversified solutions and techniques to complex situations and as needed.
  • Rely on first principles, fundamental engineering theory and broad industry knowledge to ensure practical solutions
  • Seasoned knowledge of mine methods, mine design, production scheduling and equipment selection
  • Experience in both bulk and selective mining methods
Personal attributes
  • Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)
  • Interpersonal skills including high degree of cultural sensitivity
  • Group presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Analytical
  • Initiative
  • Quality orientation
  • Assertive
  • Negotiator
  • Work independently and on own initiative

How to Apply

Please forward application form to : [email protected]
  • Closing date :  22nd October, 2019
  • Application to be copied to your Manager
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