Underground Mining Alliance Ltd Recruitment 2020/2021

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Underground Mining Alliance Ltd Recruitment 2020/2021.

Underground Mining Alliance Ltd (UMA) is located in Accra, Ghana, and is part of the Oil & Gas Field Services Industry. It is a Joint Venture between African Underground Mining Services Limited (AUMS) and Rocksure International carrying out underground development and production works for the AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi) Mine.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Jumbo Drill Operators

Job Description

UMA is seeking to employ qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions: Jumbo Drill Operators. These are Obuasi based Fixed Term positions with a competitive work roster at its operations in Obuasi. The remuneration package includes attractive salary and performance-based incentive payments for the right candidates.

The positions will provide you with an excellent opportunity to further develop your career in underground mechanized mining while working alongside experienced industry professionals in a safe, dynamic, and outcome-focused environment.

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Key Responsibilities

  • The incumbent shall report directly to the Shift Supervisor and operates a twin-boom jumbo drilling rig for underground development mining with the installation of ground support.
  • Ensure the work area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform work duties including ensuring electrical installations and services are clear of the drilling area.
  • Accurately drill a number of drill patterns using a mechanized electric hydraulic Jumbo drill suitable to ground conditions and in compliance with site-specific drill patterns and survey instruction.
  • Assess ground conditions at the face and implement ground control as per site requirements.
  • Read and follow accurately mining instruction plan with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient, and profile.
  • Comply with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Acts and Regulations
  • Optimize drill patterns to ensure maximum advance per round is achieved whilst maintaining strict adherence to design specifications with minimal overbreak.


  • Minimum of 8 to 12 years’ experience of a Frontline Jumbo, Sandvik experience preferred;
  • Ability to Bolt, Mesh and Bore a minimum of 3 Development headings per 12-hour shift;
  • Minimum 800 drill metres/man shift;
  • Previous experience in Portal establishment preferable;
  • Must be conversant with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Previous experience working in Hard Rock Underground Mines (with International Underground Mining experience);
  • Sound knowledge of Underground Mining Practice across most positions and the efficient operations of an Underground Jumbo;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of a Sandvik DD 421-60, DD 422I, DD 421-60, and DD 421 Jumbo Drill;
  •  Ability to work autonomously/independently with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within a team environment with leadership abilities;
  • A strong focus toward safety and hazard identification;
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers;
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve;
  • Ability to work-day and night rotation;
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How to Apply for UMA Recruitment

Selection Process

Eligible candidates will be selected after the interview process and evaluated for suitability in terms of behavioral characteristics, organizational fit, the capability to work with the relevant complexity of work, and the ability to establish and maintain a positive and engaging culture with all stakeholders.

Application Process

When applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximize the success of your application:

  • Limit your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to four (4) pages
    • Your CV must include demographic detail, qualifications, work experience, and a minimum of two referees
    • List your most recent positions first.
    • Include copies of relevant, original certificates and academic records
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Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications, should be submitted by the deadline date [email protected]

Kindly indicate the role you are applying for in the email subject.

Application Deadline: 10th March 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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