Shaft Maintenance Technician - AngloGold Ashanti

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AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Shaft Maintenance Technician.


The Shaft Maintenance Technician is accountable for executing statutory Inspections of Shafts, Transporting and Slinging Materials, and all other shaft-related jobs following and ensuring compliance with LI2182, safety, operational standards, systems, and procedures to maximize plant availability in a sustainable cost-effective manner.




  • Work according to total quality management principles & ensure zero-defect objectives & safety
  • Adhere to the site’s Environmental Management Plan
  • Gather information for the Senior Winder Driver for reporting performance
  • Execute statutory Inspections of Shafts, Transporting and Slinging of Materials, and all Other shaft related Jobs following and ensuring compliance with LI2182
  • Identify actions for continuous improvement and that compliant operability to requirements is ensured
  • Organize and report information for the Shaft Supervisor to allow the development of condition monitoring routes and checks for infrastructure equipment;
  • Execute designated and tasked daily work checks on a routine scheduled basis.
  • Report any anomalies to the Shaft Supervisor for the generation of work requests in SAP as required for maintenance planning and scheduling.
  • Carry out daily pre-start and/or shift handover checks and complete check sheets as required according to the established schedules and also per plant requirements. Escalate and report any anomalies
  • Assess all equipment required for completion of the tasked work, create a checklist and transport all tools necessary for task completion
  • Complete shift short interval control sheets as required
  • Monitor operating parameters following standards provided and take corrective action as indicated or required
  • Identify, communicate, and escalate potential cost reduction initiatives to the Supervisor
  • Execute work promptly; escalate real or potential delays to the Supervisor
  • Log monitored equipment performance for entry in the asset health system and take proactive measures to register and escalate symptoms of potential failure to Shaft Maintenance Supervisor
  • Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used and report to Shaft Supervisor



  • Secondary Education
  • Completed mechanical apprenticeship from a recognized scheme – for example City and Guilds, National Vocation Level 1
  • Certificate of competency issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines following LI2182


  • An experienced mechanical tradesperson with over 3 years experience in underground mining



Technical Competencies

  • Fully literate and numerate
  • Strong mechanical maintenance competencies in an underground mining environment
  • Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing
  • Excellent knowledge of requirements of LI2182


  • Do not pay any fee to any Recruiter.
  • The Recruiter may amend, delete or expire jobs at any time without notification.
  • The Recruiter reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
  • An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.


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