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8 Feb 2022

HME Welding Inspector at Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML)

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Job Description


Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) is Tanzania’s leading gold producer with a single operation in Geita Region. The company is a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, an international gold producer headquartered in South Africa, with operations in more than ten countries, in four continents. The mine is situated in the Lake Victoria Gold fields of Northwestern Tanzania, only about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s Southeast of the nearest point of Lake Victoria. The company has its head office in Geita, only 5 Km’s west of the fast-growing town of Geita, and also a supporting office in Dar es Salaam. Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:


Position:                                                HME Welding Inspector

Contract type & Duration:                     Unspecified time contract  

Department:                                          Engineering

Reporting to:                                         Senior Supervisor – Welding

Number of Positions:                             One (1)



The purpose of the role is to perform Quality Checks on welding repairs and NDT Inspections of all equipment as directed by Superiors or on Work Orders. The goal is to prevent any catastrophic failure on major equipment by detecting faults before they fail. The incumbent assists the Senior Supervisor – Welding in direct supervision and responsibility for Welding repairs, ensuring all procedures are being followed. The role holder will also be responsible for correcting non–compliant procedures when used. The role will also be required to perform Non – Destructive Testing (NDT) on welds and provide specialist feedback and reports for corrective action.




  • A minimum of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) and,
  • VETA Trade Test Grade One or Level Three or its equivalent in Welding and Fabrication or above.
  • A qualification or sound knowledge in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods in welding inspection activities (i.e., MPI, DPI and UT) will be an added advantage.




  • At least 2 years’ working in mining industry as a welding inspector.
  • Proficient in use of Magnetic Particle Testing equipment.
  • Proficient in all areas of Ultrasonic inspection.
  • Proficient in the use of Dye penetrant inspection process
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SMAW, SAW, GTAW FCAW, GMAW, MMAW, Soldering, mechanical cutting, thermal cutting / gouging, brazing / braze welding.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of Magnetic Particle Inspection; ultra-sonic inspection, radiographic inspection, Liquid Dye penetrant Inspection, quality procedures and quality, audits / surveillance.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of welding metallurgy.
  • Understanding of welding symbols and drawings.



HME Specific Accountabilities:


In-Process Welding Inspection and Surveillance

  • Verify all welding in compliant with specified welding procedures, including pre heat, and inter pass temperature control and post heat requirement.
  • Ensure Welders follow procedures and report any non-compliance.
  • Ensure all Weld preparation meets the agreed Weld procedures.


Inspection and Test Plans

  • Provide assistance in the preparation of Inspection, Test plans and repairs procedures.
  • Monitor and report on wear rates, on all wearing surfaces using Ultrasonic Testing, and communicate reports appropriately.


NDT Reports

  • Study all NDT results and present written report relating to faults.
  • Act as a responsible person for NDT methods, such as: Liquid Penetrating methods / testing, magnetic particle testing; radiographic or ultra – sonic testing should it be used.


Excavator Undercarriage Accountabilities:

  • Monitor excavator undercarriage wear rate.
  • Carry out on monthly basis, Inspections and measurements to determine life span of the shovel undercarriage
  • Ensure preventive maintenance and stock ordering is forecasted by means of wear experienced and life left.
  • Work to reduce down-time due to unplanned maintenance.
  • Ensure planned change-out based on data collected.


General Inspection Accountabilities:

  • Post Weld Visual Inspection: Ensure visual Inspection and dimensional check of the completed weld against specifications are met.
  • Cost and Standards: ensure proper application of the requirements of codes and standards and ensure specifications are met.
  • Parent Material Identity: Verify against documentation and markings of correctness of parent material.
  • Welding Consumables Identity: Verify correctness of welding consumables (electrodes, filler wires, consumable inserts, gases, fluxes etc.) against weld Procedure Specification.
  • Pre – Weld Inspection: Ensure dimensions fit up and weld preparations are in accordance with the Engineering drawings and weld procedures as directed.
  • Pre-Heating: Ensure preheats (where required) are in accordance with specified procedures.
  • In Process Welding Surveillance: conduct surveillance during welding to verify compliance with specified procedure including any preheat, inter-pass temperature control and post heat requirements.
  • Magnetic Testing: being skilled in the use of MPI, check for faults on welds and structures.
  • Dye Penetrant Inspection: Where necessary use DPI to check for faults in components.
  • Maintain stock levels of all consumables for use in completing NDT.
  • Provide quality feedback reports on Inspections and maintaining all reports on X Drive in a neat an orderly manner.
  • Ultrasonic Testing: being skilled in the use of Ultra Sonic testing, find internal faults in the welds and equipment as required.
  • Calibrate equipment when necessary.
  • Pre-plan each inspection to ensure cleaning is organized and completed before commencing NDT
  • Ensure sufficient task analysis is completed to carry out work safely.
  • Maintain and use equipment as designed.
  • Ensure work is performed as per instruction and current work orders.
  • Ensure all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements and that documentations are in order.
  • Ensure reports for work orders are completed accurately and on time.
  • Monitor Welding Contractors work on site, to ensure they meet the Welding standards specified.
  • Specialized Welding: Inspect and report on any pipe work, or pressure vessel work requiring compliance at all stages of the welding process.
  • Reporting Systems: provide assistance in setting up procedures to capture all reporting related to welding job completed by Contractors and any specialized Certified welding completed on site.



  • The Inspector must be trained and obtain certification to carry out ND tests.
  • Computer literate and able to prepare reports.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Communicate effectively orally and written.
  • Demonstrate work behaviors consistent with the Company values and work within prescribed boundaries, including required behaviors, company policies, standards, procedures and legislation requirements.
  • The role holder will need to be physically fit as the job will require entering manholes in sticks and booms to do inspections, from time to time and he / she will be required to work at heights.
  • The role holder may at the times be exposed to loud noise or toxic substances and must make necessary precautions to protect eyes, nose, ears and skin from injury or irritation.
  • Valid Tanzanian Driver’s License.
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Closing Date : 20th February , 2022.

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