New Jobs at Acacia Mining, Apply Before: 17 Mar 2016

MECHANIC-078084 



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Mechanic-078084
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MECHANIC

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Mechanic based at Buzwagi Mine. This role reports to the First Line Leader - HME and the role holder will be accountable to deliver quality mechanical repair and maintenance of Plant and Mobile equipment as per shift assignment in accordance with Acacia Buzwagi Health and Safety Standards and Procedures.

This is a one (1) year fixed term contract role, with the work roster being fourteen (14) days on and seven (7) days off.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Ensure safe work practices, i.e. attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Follow all maintenance procedures, and ensure the completion of mechanical activities according to standard without causing any further damage to any component / system / equipment.
• Ensure equipment isolation, adhere to working at height and confined space standards/ procedures, and conduct pre-start checks/ inspections.
• Carry out mechanical repair and preventative maintenance to maintain Plant & Mobile equipment in a safe and efficient manner to achieve production and cost targets.
• Carry out troubleshooting, fault finding and corrective maintenance in order to solve unplanned equipment unavailability events.
• Ensure that maintenance practices result in maximum equipment availability.
• Utilise work instructions to determine job requirements, including job sheets, quality and quantity of materials/ resources etc.
• Perform PM inspection according to the maintenance requirements and ensure preventive maintenance compliance.
• Conduct Mobile and Plant equipment upgrades/ modification as required.
• Removal of pump components & replacement.
• Provide accurate and timely feedback to the First Line Leader on conditions that may affect functionality of equipment.
• Ensure First Line Leaders and all stakeholders are kept informed of equipment availability status.
• Identification of mechanical equipment and resources, and selection and inspection of tools/ equipment.
• Follow up of outstanding maintenance/ repairs.
• Complete shift handover process.
• Actively participate in training activities to gain new skills, and develop full potential.
• Under the direction of the First Line Leader, provide appropriate on-the-job training and coaching to less experience personnel.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Full Technician / Trade Certificate in a Mechanical discipline

Experience Requirements:

• Must have at least three years’ experience in a similar role (Mechanic).

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Fault finding/ troubleshooting skills
• Knowledge of tools, equipment, and techniques used in mechanical activities.
• Knowledge of pump operation & maintenance.
• Knowledge of fluid mechanical principles.
• Knowledge on the torque and power required to drive translation screws and winding drums against inclined and vertically suspended loads subject to gravitation, acceleration and friction resistance loads.
• Interpreting mechanical specifications including terms, codes and symbols.
• Interpretation of mechanical machine operating procedures.
• Knowledge on how to measure / calculate material requirements from job specifications.

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Primary LocationTanzania-Shinyanga Region-Buzwagi Gold Mine


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PANEL BEATER-078083 


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Panel Beater-078083
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PANEL BEATER

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Panel Beater based at Buzwagi Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the First Line Leader – Light Vehicle and the role holder will be accountable to deliver quality automotive maintenance / repair of light vehicles & heavy mobile equipment to ensure mobile equipment availability as per shift assignment in accordance with Acacia Buzwagi Health and Safety Standards and Procedures.

This is a one (1) year fixed term contract role, with the work roster being fourteen (14) days on and seven (7) days off.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Ensure safe work practices, i.e. attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Maintain tools / equipment integrity by assessing property condition according to Acacia Buzwagi Standards & Procedures.
• Ensure equipment availability.
• Complete pre start inspection checklists.
• Ensure preventive maintenance compliance.
• Conduct mobile equipment repairs / maintenance.
• Identification of specifications, conditions and manufacturers' requirements for mobile equipment.
• Conduct repair and preventative maintenance on mobile equipment panels, and rebuild damaged body parts on the equipment.
• Ensure that maintenance practice results in maximum machine availability.
• Repair small dents, holes or corroded areas using compound filler.
• Undertake body repair work including replacing new panels on a variety of accident damaged vehicles in accordance with OEM recommendation.
• Repair damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques.
• Ensure prevention of further equipment damage/ faults.
• Follow up on outstanding maintenance/ repair work.
• Completion of assigned work in a safe and timely manner, with minimum supervision and to an internationally acceptable standard.
• Provide accurate and timely reports to the First Line Leader on conditions that may affect functionality of equipment.
• Active participation in training activities to gain new skills and development.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Trade Grade I & II qualification
• Qualified Spray Painter
Experience Requirements:

• Must have 3 years’ or more experience working in the Automotive / Mining Industry

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Primary LocationTanzania-Shinyanga Region-Buzwagi Gold Mine

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AUTO ELECTRICIAN-078085 


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Auto Electrician-078085
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AUTO ELECTRICIAN

Acacia Mining seeks to employ an Auto Electrician based at Buzwagi Mine. This role reports to the First Line Leader – Light Vehicles and the role holder will be accountable to deliver quality automotive maintenance/ repair of light vehicles & heavy mobile equipment to ensure equipment availability as per shift assignment and in accordance with Acacia Buzwagi Health and Safety Standards and Procedures.

This is a one (1) year fixed term contract role, with the work roster being fourteen (14) days on and seven (7) days off.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Ensure safe work practices, i.e. attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Interpreting job requirements from work instructions.
• Identification of specifications, conditions and manufacturers' requirements for mobile equipment.
• Conduct repair and preventative maintenance on mobile earth moving equipment, fixed pumping stations, and air conditioning units on mobile machines.
• Ensure that maintenance practices result in maximum machine availability.
• Completion of assigned work in a safe and timely manner, with minimum supervision and to an internationally acceptable standard.
• Provide accurate and timely feedback to the First Line Leader on conditions that may affect functionality of equipment.
• Carry out troubleshooting, fault finding and corrective maintenance in order to solve unplanned equipment unavailability events.
• Maintain equipment integrity and equipment availability.
• Prevent further equipment damage/ faults.
• Complete pre start inspections, including check lists.
• Ensure preventive maintenance compliance.
• Follow up of outstanding maintenance/ repair.
• Active participation in training activities to gain new skills and development of full potential.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Full Technician / Trade Certificate – Electrical / Auto Electrical

Experience Requirements:

• Must have at least three years’ experience in a similar role (Auto Electrical).

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Gensets, Light plant
• Mobile Plant and Fixed plant

Job Auto Electrician
Primary LocationTanzania-Shinyanga Region-Buzwagi Gold Mine

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GEOLOGIST-078086 


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Geologist-078086
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GEOLOGIST

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Geologist based at Buzwagi Gold Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the First Line Leader Geology and the role holder will be accountable to ensure that geology production, grade control and QAQC works are performed according to best practice to minimize ore loss/ dilution and to enhance smooth mining operations in a safe and cost effective manner.

This is a one (1) year fixed term contract role, with the work roster being fourteen (14) days on seven (7) days off.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Ensure that best practices are employed in grade control sampling to avoid sample contamination in the field and ore spotting to minimize ore loss/dilution.
• Monitor all ore blasts, transform and mark up digblocks to enhance smooth mining operations in a safe and cost effective manner.
• Ensure all drilled holes picked by survey are logged and interpreted on a daily basis to avoid backlogs.
• Liaise with the Mine Surveyors to facilitate optimal pit pick-ups and mark outs.
• Actively participate with the Grade Control Drilling and Mining Operators in conducting site preparations and mining activities.
• Ensure all types of Geological Samples are taken and submitted to the Laboratory according to the site QA/QC standards.
• Ensure all QAQC issues are sorted out immediately and remedial actions are taken to avoid reoccurrence.
• Map all exposed areas (walls and faces) in the pit without causing any interruption to operation and capture all mapped data immediately to ensure that the database is updated.
• Advise the Drill and Blast Engineers on findings that may affect blasting efficiencies and any geotechnical impacts on weekly basis.
• Plan blast monitors in ore zones and ensure each monitor hole is drilled for blast movement monitoring.
• Timely install and detect blast balls for transformation to avoid delays on operations.
• Ensure that Drill Patterns are available and that the Drill Hole Register and Drill Plans are updated daily.
• Ensure Sample Submission in a timely manner.
• Ensure reduction in ore loss/dilution and reduction in grade variation between predicted and milled head grade as well as Material Tracking.
• Train the Geological Technicians and Assistants.
• Contribute actively, think critically and support peers during daily and weekly production and planning meetings.
• Ensure that all safety incidents are reported and investigated according to procedure and on time.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Tertiary Degree in Geology/ Geological Engineering
• Post graduate studies in Geology, Geological Engineering, or Mining Engineering will be and added advantage
• Must have Professional Membership/ Registration

Experience Requirements:

• A minimum of 2 - 5 years Mining and Exploration experience in a Geologist role, preferably in Open Cut Mining.
• Experience in managing Geology consumables and costs
• Possess current Light Vehicle Driver’s License.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Basic knowledge of Laboratory Assaying techniques.
• Organizational skills.
• Ability to work and plan daily tasks with minimal supervision.
• Clear and effective communication skills.
• Project management skills.
• Business improvement tool use.
• Ability to analyze and diagnose.
• Planning skills
• Demonstrates a high concern for health, safety and environment.

Job Geology
Primary LocationTanzania-Shinyanga Region-Buzwagi Gold Mine


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PLANT METALLURGIST-078108 


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Plant Metallurgist-078108
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PLANT METALLURGIST

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Plant Metallurgist based at North Mara Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the Metallurgy Section Leader and the role holder will be accountable to provide primary plant technical contact / support service. The incumbent will be responsible for direction and support of operational (and sometimes maintenance) functions in relation to all aspects of plant production and performance.

This is a permanent role, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Technical and operational support / direction of mill operations in day to day functions.
• Planning, preparation and commissioning / optimisation of upgraded processing plant, including scoping of spares supply and maintenance requirements.
• Support of Mill department budgeting and tactical planning.
• Management of Metallurgical Accounting functions.
• Support the Maintenance department with technical input on project and maintenance tasks.
• Plant Scheduling, i.e. Mill Shutdowns, Ore supply and bullion production.
• Development and coordination of future ore test work projects

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Tertiary qualification in Extractive Metallurgy or Mineral Processing

Experience Requirements:

• Must have at least 4 years’ experience on a Process Plant.
• Must have sound knowledge and experience of technical issues associated with plant operations.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Sound knowledge of plant operations.
• Understanding of mechanics and electrics associated with the Process Plant.
• Strong computer skills.
• Mathematical/ Accounting abilities.
• Understanding of mill PLC and control philosophies.

Job Plant Metallurgist
Primary LocationTanzania-Mara Region-North Mara Gold Mine

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ASSET RELIABILITY MANAGER-078109 


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Asset Reliability Manager-078109
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ASSET RELIABILITY MANAGER

Acacia Mining seeks to employ an experienced Asset Reliability Manager based at Bulyanhulu Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the General Manager and the role holder will be accountable to provide leadership and systems that deliver industry best practice in asset reliability management in a 1 – 2 year period.
This is a fixed term contract role with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.
Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Overview
Bulyanhulu commenced commercial production in 2001 and has now produced over 3 million ounces to date. The mine is in northwest Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region, approximately 55 km south of Lake Victoria and 150 km southwest of the city of Mwanza, a regional business and economic hub.

Bulyanhulu is a narrow-vein gold mine containing gold, silver and copper mineralisation in sulphides. The mineralisation of Bulyanhulu is associated with steeply-dipping reefs. The current Life of mine is currently estimated to be more than 30 years, based on its proven and probable gold reserves of 9.5 million ounces.

Bulyanhulu is an underground mine with shaft and ramp access, which is transitioning to long-hole as its principal mining method.

The process plant currently has capacity to process an average of 3,300 tonnes of ore per day, (or c. 1.1 million tonnes per year) and produces both doré and copper/gold concentrate.

In 2014 a 2.4 million tonnes per year carbon in leach circuit was added to the process plant to re-process tailings.


CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Asset Reliability Improvement Plan
Increase the availability of the Fixed and Mobile Plant
Ensure planned maintenance compliance
Improve Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) - time duration between Planned Maintenance services for different equipment
Reduce Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
Reduce costs in the Asset Reliability Department

• Stock Management System
Reduction in stock-out events
Implement a component change out plan
Improve spares planning to a one month window
Revise OEM contract to increase stock availability and include penalty clause for stock-outs for surface and underground warehouses

• Risk Management System
Ensure that material risk is well managed and critical controls are effective and residual risk is medium
Ensure compliance to critical inspections

• Operational Systems – (Maintenance Management, Planned Maintenance, Asset Reliability, Condition Monitoring, Asset Scrapping, Contractor Management, Engineering Standards)
Ensure that all systems are implemented
Audits are completed and improvements identified are implemented
Ensure compliance to the systems and that key users say that the systems help them to get their work done

• Management Information
Ensure timely, and accurate daily, weekly, monthly quarterly and annual reports with appropriate content

• Leadership
Objectives are met by team members
Performance monitoring and appraisal meetings are held
Existence of Development Plans for team members with milestones achieved
Team Members are compliant with the Acacia Desired Behaviors

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Tertiary Degree or Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
• MBA will be advantageous
• Registered Certificated Electrical / Mechanical Engineer or equivalent

Experience Requirements:

• At least 10 years’ experience in a Maintenance/ Engineering/ Asset Reliability role on a mining operation
• At least 2 years’ experience in a leadership role
• Must have completed at least a 6 month Business Improvement project

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Mechanical engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Maintenance Systems (RCM)
• Instrumentation
• Hydraulics
• Project Management
• OH&S Legislation
• Financial Analysis
• Risk Management
• Systems design and implementation
• Computer Skills - Excel, Word, Email, Pronto, Pi, Rosemount DCS
• Time management, scheduling and planning, Scenario planning
• Analysis and interpretation of data, troubleshooting
• Business Improvement tools and processes
• Team Leadership
• Coaching

Job Maintenance
Primary LocationTanzania-Shinyanga Region-Bulyanhulu Gold Mine

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COMMERCIAL MANAGER-078111 


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Commercial Manager-078111
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COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Acacia Mining seeks to employ an experienced Commercial Manager based at North Mara Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the General Manager and the role holder will be accountable to ensure commercial effectiveness by maximizing the impact and benefits of the Commercial Department, including management/cost reporting, supply chain and information technology areas.

This is a fixed term contract role, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.

North Mara Gold Mine Overview

North Mara commenced commercial production in 2002 and has produced over 2 million ounces to date. The current life of mine is estimated to be 9 years based on proven and probable gold reserves of 2 million ounces.

The North Mara gold deposits are situated in the Mara Musoma greenstone belt. The mine is located in northeast Tanzania in the Tarime district of the Mara region. It is around 100 km east of Lake Victoria and 20 km south of the Kenyan border.

There are several types of gold mineralisation including shear-zone-related quartz vein and disseminated gold. The mine is a combined open pit and underground operation from two deposits, Gokona (underground) and Nyabirama (open pit).

The process plant has the capacity to process an average of 8,000 tonnes of ore per day, (or c. 2.8 million tonnes per year) and produces both doré.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Safety
Visibly supports and drives Acacia Safety Policies and Standards
Visibly integrates safe work practices into Commercial activities

• Management and Cost Reporting
Manage an effective cost control system
Weekly and monthly Management accounting and reporting
Ensure IFRS standards for accounting are met and proper accruals are raised at month-end
Regularly and timely informing of key stakeholders with necessary financial information to meet their needs and expectations to manage their budgets.
• Capital Reporting and Allocation
Compliance with Acacia Capital Management Policy and Capital Allocation Guidelines
Optimize allocation of capital in accordance to the mine site’s Life of Mine Plan
Perform the analysis of the investment criteria
Review Application for Expenditure (AFE) requests that includes proper rationale and financial analysis
• Budgeting & Forecasting
Compile annual budget, short term forecasts and medium term financial plans as directed by the Life of Mine Plan and the management team
Comply with the Acacia budgeting and forecasting system
Develop and execute financing analysis which enables the mine site to execute its Life of Mine Plan of sustainable growth by ensuring that sufficient capital is available in a cost efficient manner with a view to optimise the mine’s Net Asset Value

• Supply Chain Management
Identify, assess and recommend commercial opportunities with customers, contractors, and suppliers
Compliance to business commercial standards, procedures and policies that set the guidelines for their implementation and compliance through all departments and units
Deliver a supply plan that satisfies the mine site departments and units
Regular analysis of Supply performance and to work with central supply chain service providers
Ensure that inventory is optimized by utilizing the inventory optimization tool at the right level for maintaining maximum service levels with the support from the central supply team
Effective warehouse management system to optimize cost and fulfilment time and proper safeguarding of assets
Ensure that all of the mine site’s providers live up to the agreed Service Levels (quantity and quality)
Continuous monitoring and reporting on contractors’ performance and service levels
Ensure that suppliers are paid for the services rendered timeously and within contract terms

• Information Technology
Optimize the level of IT services to deliver value/cost ratio
Recommend mine site’s IT service needs and selection of IT solutions in conjunction with the Central IMT services team
Deliver adequate IT Services for all mine site departments and units
Sustainment of mine site Data Centre facilities in conjunction with the Central IMT services team and in accordance with IMT Standard Operating Procedures
Work with the Central IMT team to ensure services levels are met and comply with IMT standards and procedures

• Controls and Cash Administration
Comply with the Acacia internal control framework and Code of Conduct standards
Ensure that the mine site’s cash needs are met in the short term while balancing the risk
Up-to-date risk mitigation schemes that allow the mine site to fulfill its overall strategy, whilst balancing cost and the need to preserve the mine site’s operating capability against unpredictable setbacks in accordance with the ACACIA financial risk management strategies set by the SLT

• Stakeholder relationships
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
Key stakeholders include: Site operational staff, Finance and other functional areas, contractors, local government agencies etc.

• Continuous Improvement
Embed a culture of continuous improvement in the department and across the operation
Constantly look at ways of improving the Commercial Department’s service delivery
• Talent Management
Develop a strongly talented Commercial Department by ensuring the best people are attracted, developed and retained, with a strong focus on developing capabilities
Develop a succession pool for the Commercial Department

• Managerial Leadership
Embed the ACACIA managerial leadership practices and values in the Commercial Department

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification Requirements:

• Relevant post graduate Financial / Accounting related Degree

Experience Requirements:

• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar diversified high level portfolio as described in the profile
• Strong accounting related experience and background
• Experience in a remote site environment will be an advantage

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Team Leadership
• Strong desire to coach, train and develop people
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Strong business acumen
• Systems design and implementation
• Time management, scheduling and planning, scenario planning
• Analysis and interpretation of data
• Business Improvement tools and processes
• High computer literacy is essential and should encompass the following:
MS Excel
MS Word
MS Power point
MS Outlook
MS Access
Pronto
Hyperion

Job Accounting/Finance
Primary LocationTanzania-Mara Region-North Mara Gold Mine

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