Underground Mining Alliance Ltd Recruitment 2020/2021

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 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 following positions below:

Job Title: Underground Blastman / Charge Up Operator / Trainer

Key Responsibilities

  • Use of a variety of explosives and initiating systems, depending on drill pattern, rock type and hole dimension;
  • Handle and transport explosive material in a safe manner according to procedures
  • Charge up holes, down-holes and development drives;
  • Charge up and fire stope blasts according to blast plan;
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements associated with the mining operation are completed in compliance with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana;
  • Ensure working area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform duties;
  • Liaise with Geologist, Engineers and Shift Supervisors to optimize blast designs;
  • Prepping Stope Blast Holes and produce an accurate Stope Prep plan;
  • Demonstrate full understanding of Charge Plans and Charge Stopes according to plan

Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in Production charging;
  • Experience with ICON Charging and Logging
  • Experience charging with both Emulsion and Anfo
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to conduct density testing of emulsion
  • Experience in operating a Norment Charmec LC 605 charging unit;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of both the Normet and Hypercharge Unit;
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Must be conversant with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana.
  • Previous experience working in Hard Rock Underground Mines (with International Underground Mining experience);
  • Must possess Equipment Operator’s certification from the Minerals Commission
  • Flexible and willingness to assist with varied tasks and responsibilities
  • Previously employed in an underground charge-up role
  • A strong focus on safety and hazard identification;
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers.

Job Title: Underground Mining Engineers

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain safety, health and environmental policies and procedures, and ensure to maintain a healthy working environment;
  • Implement and develop the operating mine design processes to ensure alignment; between the underground mining operations and project strategic objectives;
  • Deliver short and medium term mine plans to achievable;
  • Prepare and maintain an active register identifying all mine planning risks and opportunities for the project;
  • Coordinating mining engineering projects with the mining team and other engineering disciplines.
  • Underground design, planning and optimization in development;
  • Ensures accurate interpretation of underground designs;
  • Undertaking improvements of mining activities;
  • Working with specialist software to support planning programmes;
  • Overseeing construction projects and ensuring that operations run smoothly;
  • Monitoring production activities;
  • Ensuring the safety of mining equipment and assessing mine equipment supplies;
  • Managing monthly budgets and keeping detailed records;
  • Ensure all activities within the area of control are completed to the specification nominated for the works being undertaken and standard that is fit for purpose and meets the end-users’ requirement.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in Production charging;
  • Experience with ICON Charging and Logging
  • Experience charging with both Emulsion and Anfo
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to conduct density testing of emulsion
  • Experience in operating a Norment Charmec LC 605 charging unit;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of both the Normet and Hypercharge Unit;
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Must be conversant with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana.
  • Previous experience working in Hard Rock Underground Mines (with International Underground Mining experience);
  • Must possess Equipment Operator’s certification from the Minerals Commission
  • Flexible and willingness to assist with varied tasks and responsibilities
  • Previously employed in an underground charge-up role
  • A strong focus on safety and hazard identification;
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers.
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Job Title: Jumbo Drill Operator / Trainer

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 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 Act and Regulations
  • Optimize drill patterns to ensure maximum advance per round is achieved whilst maintaining strict adherence to design specifications with minimal overbreak.

Qualifications

  • 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;

Job Title: Long Hole Operator / Trainer

Key Responsibilities

  • Accurately drill a series of Long holes to a design pattern using a mechanical drill;
  • Read and accurately follow mine instruction plans with precision, ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile;
  • Communicate with Surveyors, Geologists and Engineers to optimize drill patterns and metres.
  • Drill accurately several long holes to a pattern of design using a mechanized drill;
  • Set up and troubleshoot on Longhole Drill rigs, specifically on the Sandvik rigs;
  • Comply with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations.
  • Carry out standard workplace inspection practices and procedures and prepare the area(s) for drilling, charging or scraping in accordance with mine safety procedures.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in the Underground Hard rock Mining Industry preferably with Production charging experience, Up and Down holes;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ working experience as a Longhole Driller;
  • Experience operating a Sandvik DL 431-7C in underground mining industry;
  • Understand and drill to production design plan;
  • Previous experience drilling both Up and Down holes using drill bit sizes ranging from 76mm – 152mm;
  • Knowledge of Underground Mining Practices and the efficient operation of an Underground Longhole Machine;
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of a Sandvik DL 431-7C;
  • Able to set up the drill on semi-automation for continuous drilling over shift change;
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within a team environment
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers.
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently with limited supervision;
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve;
  • A strong focus on safety and hazard identification;
  • Ability to work day and night rotation.
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Job Title: Remote Bogger Operator

Key Responsibilities

  • The Underground Remote Bogger Operator shall report directly to the Underground Shift Supervisor and the primary role is to bog all development and production headings, load trucks and maintain road works with the operations in a safe and efficient manner for underground mining.
  • Bog development headings and stockpiles to trucks;
  • Keep trucks operating at full efficiency ensuring all ore, low grade, marginal and waste are kept separate;
  • Bog out and clean, which may include inspecting for misfires including notification to shift supervisor, hosing down and scaling;
  • Tram material from stockpiles and other bogging duties as required;
  • Backfilling Stopes with Rockfill, Cement Aggregate Fill (CAF) and Cement Rock Fill (CRF);
  • Keep all roads in working area tidy and free from pooling water and other potential hazards;
  • Manual and tele-remote bogging of production stopes to stockpiles.
  • Sound mechanical knowledge of Boggers and Trucks

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years’ Underground experience in Hard Rock mining in a mechanized mine operating Underground Haulage equipment.
  • Experience with Sandvik LH517I, LH621, LH517 and LH514 Boggers in tele-remote bogging in the underground mining industry.
  • Backfilling Stopes with Rockfill, Cement Aggregate Fill (CAF) and Cement Rock Fill (CRF);
  • Bogging rates of minimum Company parameters of Ton/hour Manual Bogging and 65 Ton/Hour Tele-Remote Bogging;
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Flexibility and willingness to assist with varied tasks and responsibilities
  • Solid history in and Underground Mining Operations.
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers.
  • Must possess Equipment Operator’s certification from the Minerals Commission
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve.
  • Ability to work day and night rotation

Job Title: Cable Bolt Operator

Key Responsibilities

  • The incumbent shall report directly to the Shift Supervisor and be responsible for carrying out cable bolt drilling, installation and other tasks as directed in a safe and efficient manner for underground mining.
  • Drill, grout and cut off continuous drilling cable
  • Set up rigs on laser and collar points and drill holes according to plans.
  • Set up rig correctly on a given mark up for cable bolt holes
  • Plates and tension cables
  • Keep all equipment clean and serviceable

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience, three (3) of which have been in the operation of Sandvik DS421 machines in the underground mining industry.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of underground mining practices and be skilled in operating underground cable bolt machine.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • Must demonstrate strong work ethics and be able to communicate courteously with co-workers.
  • Must have an appreciable knowledge on the principle of cable bolt drill operations and be able to drill up and down cable bolt holes.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work within a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve.
  • Ability to work day and night rotation.

Job Title: Underground Mining Engineers

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain safety, health and environmental policies and procedures, and ensure to maintain a healthy working environment;
  • Implement and develop the operating mine design processes to ensure alignment; between the underground mining operations and project strategic objectives;
  • Deliver short and medium-term mine plans to achievable;
  • Prepare and maintain an active register identifying all mine planning risks and opportunities for the project;
  • Coordinating mining engineering projects with the mining team and other engineering disciplines.
  • Underground design, planning and optimization in development;
  • Ensures accurate interpretation of underground designs;
  • Undertaking improvements of mining activities;
  • Working with specialist software to support planning programmes;
  • Overseeing construction projects and ensuring that operations run smoothly;
  • Monitoring production activities;
  • Ensuring the safety of mining equipment and assessing mine equipment supplies;
  • Managing monthly budgets and keeping detailed records;
  • Ensure all activities within area of control are completed to the specification nominated for the works being undertaken and standard that is fit for purpose and meets the end users’ requirement.?
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Requirements

  • BSc. or Diploma in Mining Engineering or relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of five (5) years post qualification work experience, three of which must have been in the Mining Industry, preferably underground mining;
  • Must possess Blasting/Mine Supervisors certificate of competence;
  • High-level Strong Computer Skills with Proficiency in Mine Planning & Design software and other related packages;
  • Must be conversant with the Mining Act and related regulations of the Republic of Ghana, and be able to interpret and apply these laws and regulations;
  • Leadership experience and a strong desire to coach and develop others;
  • Proven people management skills in a similar environment;
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with and influence key stakeholders;
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving license and have the ability to drive underground;
  • Be commercially savvy with strong business acumen;
  • Ability to work under pressure and have the desire to achieve.

Job Title: Paste or Construction Foreman

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain open communication with the Project Manager
  • Leadscrews on various size projects
  • Monitors quality assurance to ensure work meets customer specification and industry standards
  • Reports coordinates and supervises all aspects of a project
  • May work independently performing site surveys for estimates, proposal preparation, or quality assurance
  • Review drawings and plans
  • Train staff in the safe operation of construction equipment and tools.
  • Prepare and submit daily reports
  • Coordinate and order materials
  • Develop a work daily schedule and layout for a construction crew
  • Report project progress to superiors
  • Liaise between construction crew and supervisors
  • Supervises all construction crews
  • Ensures safety practices are observed by all crews during their work

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in underground mining, two (2) of which have been as a Construction Foreman.
  • Must have experience leading crews of five (5) to ten (10) employees
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving and operating licenses (C & E Classes) and can drive underground.
  • 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

How to Apply for Underground Mining Alliance Ltd Recruitment

Selection Process

Eligible candidates will be selected after the interview process and evaluated for suitability in terms of behavioural characteristics, organisational fit, the capability to work with the relevant complexity of work and 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

Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications, should be submitted by the deadline date to [email protected]

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

Application Deadline: 12th July 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.