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About This Role:

  • Are you committed to the improvement and optimization of plant operations?
  • Do you hold a Diploma in or related to Mechanical Engineering?
  • Are you a problem solver with strong work ethics who believes in safety-first?

Join the Process Maintenance Team as the Process Maintenance Mechanical Technician where you will conduct safe troubleshooting, replacement, repair, testing and general maintenance of mechanical equipment and systems according to mechanical codes and specifications.

In This Role You Will:

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and/or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Maintain general housekeeping of tools utilized.
  • Ensure that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Contribute to and attend all safety meetings.

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Execute on mechanical maintenance tasks for completion, arising out of schedules received from the Mechanical Supervisor.
  • Identify, resolve and correct detected mechanical faults and defects in equipment.
  • Conduct in-depth investigations into faults affecting equipment operations and process flows.
  • Perform a variety of other maintenance tasks, including predictive and preventative mechanical maintenance.
  • Utilize hand tools, portable electrical tools and maintenance shop equipment safely and effectively.
  • Read and utilize precision measuring tools.
  • Identify damaged mechanical parts and repair and replace these, when necessary.
  • Overhaul gyratory, MMD Oxide and cone crusher and its associated accessories.
  • Conduct inspection and overhaul rock breaker.
  • Undertake mechanical maintenance including:
    • Overhauling of different types of pumps, gearboxes and other equipment.
    • Conducting change-outs of mill motors and associated bearings.
    • Conducting routine equipment running checks.
    • Rebuilding various types of vibrating screens.
    • Conducting repair works on conveyors and associated accessories.
    • Disassembling and assembling various types pumps and gearboxes for repair work to be carried out.
    • Rebuilding and installation of cyclones.
    • Conducting repair works on mills (i.e. both sag and ball).
    • Conducting servicing and repairs to overhead cranes.
    • Conducting repair works on Elution heat exchangers and associated accessories.
    • Conducting inspections on Agitators and making repairs to accessories.
    • Rebuilding of agitator drive shafts and installations.
    • Test repaired equipment to determine the extent of effective functioning.
    • Conduct thorough shift handover, detailing all relevant information for the incoming crew.
    • Report and record all necessary shift information in logbooks.
    • Work with the Mechanical Supervisor to maintain optimal mechanical performance of the Process Plant.

Additional Responsibilites:

Reporting

  • Maintain records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Compile reports on field observations and factor results into weekly / fortnightly planning.

Solutions Analysis

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical equipment for emergency repairs, conduct visual inspections with guidance.
  • Analyze specified problems and issues to find the best technical solutions within OEM specifications, and in accordance with local standards.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

  • Accomplish work objectives by determining own daily work and prioritization schedule.
  • Coordinate with support services and assign short-term tasks to other Technicians, as necessary.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Diploma or relevant certification in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Knowledge of the work management process.
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Sound knowledge in portable hand and power tools.

Experience: 

  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years’ experience in a mining process plant or similar environment.

Technical Skills:

  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound computer literacy skills (SAP, MS Word, Outlook and other Windows applications).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with Foremen, Maintenance Personnel, other Operators Staff.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, check tolerances on bearings and use precision measuring tools.
  • Experience in conducting mill motor change outs as well as bearings during overhaul.
  • Experience in depressurizing all hydraulic units and carry out maintenance jobs.
  • Ability to conduct repairs on vibrating screens and hacking of screen deck rails.
  • Sound knowledge in gyratory, MMD Sizer and cone crushers maintenance.

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Quality Oriented.
  • Reliable.
  • Safety Conscious.
  • Team Player.
  • Detail focused.

Working Conditions:

  • Position is located at the Ahafo South Site. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
    • Work Environment: The employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee is frequently exposed to noise more than 85 decibels, and to fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc. The incumbent will regularly lift heavy materials and / or operate heavy machinery.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask.

To apply for this job email your details to info@hrhubgh.com

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