Senior Maintenance & Engineering Supt – Technology & Operations Excellence at Golden Star (Wassa) Limited

Job Description

Job Descriptions

• The purpose of this job is to lead the GSWL Maintenance department in the development of continuous improvement activities will assist in the improvement of plant production. This role will work closely with the engineers onsite to ensure projects align with departmental requirements.
• The role is also ultimately accountable for achieving stated GSWL localisation milestones within their department.


• Establish key benchmarks for equipment performance and cost and develop improvement plans to reduce variance
• Deploy loss elimination work programs that identify key losses / variances for equipment downtime, cost and production impact, and, developing a pipeline of improvements that reduce variance impact
• Develop and manage life cycle cost, end of life equipment replacement strategies, and, high level cost driver trees for maintenance
• Develop and manage equipment risks and contingency planning
• Develop and deploy equipment strategies that meet OEM requirements, and, verify that equipment strategies and quality deliverables are being met
• Undertake condition monitoring analysis and secondary action improvement
• Develop and deploy a technology roadmap for improving resource productivity, utilization of equipment, and, system integration (eg CMMS, data historians, fleet management system interfaces and connectiveness)

Qualification Required & Experience

• Asset management processes including: Capital Planning, Asset Management, Reliability centred maintenance techniques, Condition Monitoring, Plant experimentation??, Maintenance Planning, Asset Disposal
• Time-loss accounting (AMPLA)
• Project management processes
• Contractor and commercial management
• Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (SAP)
• 10+ years’ experience in the maintenance and management of fixed and mobile plant for metalliferous surface mining operations.
• 5+ years’ experience in a senior continuous improvement roles
• Demonstrated experience in leading change and delivering improvement across maintenance delivery, planning, maintenance improvement, engineering and projects
• Expatriate experience with a proven ability to develop National work teams / localise expatriate roles
• Experience in budget development and cost management across maintenance and project functions
• Technical competency across similar asset classes: e.g. large rotating equipment and drives (e.g. grinding mills), EW / SX Plants, pressure systems and piping, tanks, structures etc
• Contractor/vendor management
• Experience working in acidic/chemical operational environment highly desirable
• Degree qualification in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (mandatory)
• Business or Management qualification such as MBA or Commercial/Operations Management Diploma (desirable)

This is a renewable fixed term position. The onsite camp facilities at Wassa include fully serviced air-conditioned rooms, dining halls, sports bar convenience store, gym and sporting facilities, swimming pool and a fully equipped medical Center. An attractive expatriate salary package including a performance-based incentive and other benefits is on offer.

Location: Wassa

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit applications to:

[email protected]

or the address below

P.O. BOX 16075, KIA, ACCRA

Closing Date: 08 May, 2024

Interviews will be conducted as CV’s are received; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Golden Star is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that no applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, marital status, race, nationality, religious belief, ethnicity, disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

May 2024