25 Sep 2020

Jumbo Drill Operator at Geita Gold Mining

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Geita Gold Mining

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 North Western Tanzania, only about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s South East 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: Jumbo Drill Operator
Job Number: GGM-2020-XUG-10
Number of Positions: 01
Works For: Supervisor UG Mining


  • Completion of secondary school Education
    • Valid Tanzanian Driving License with underground driving experience
    • RCT Level 1 training certificate of completion will be an added advantage
    • A formal qualification (Diploma/certificate) in Mining Engineering will be an added advantage


  • 05 years of experience working as Jumbo Operator in Underground Mining
    • Knowledge of Underground Mining Practices and the efficient operations of an Underground Jumbo equipment.
    Purpose of the Role: To drill a number of drive drill patterns using a mechanized electric/hydraulic Jumbo drill suitable to ground conditions and in compliance with site specific drill patterns and survey instruction.

Main or Key Accountabilities:

  • Accurately drill a number of drive 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 according to site requirements.
    • Read and accurately follow mining instruction plan with skill and precision ensuring holes are drilled to design line, gradient and profile.
    • Optimize drill patterns to ensure maximum advance per round is achieved whilst maintaining strict adherence to design specifications.
    • Communicate with surveyors, geologists and engineers as required.
    • Ensure working area is safe for personnel and equipment to perform working duties including ensuring electrical installations and services are clear of the drilling area.
    • Continuously educate and train the operator trainees in all aspects of drill operation and mining practices and procedures.
    • Work to minimize equipment down time and maximize productivity.
    • Ensure inspections and maintenance is carried out on all equipment before use.
    • Ensure that all tools are serviceable and safe.
    • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping.
    • Advise underground shift supervisor when items of equipment are out of service and when they can be returned to service.
    • Liaise with underground shift supervisor to ensure all work is done in a safe and efficient manner
    • Perform pre-start checks and SWICs.
    • Ensure inspections and maintenance is carried out on all equipment before use.
    • Carry out standard workplace inspection practices and procedures.

Additional Requirements:

  • First Aid knowledge.
    • Be physically and mentally fit and hard working
    • Must have good written and oral communication skills in English Language.
    • Excellent hand/eye co-ordination.
    • Ability to maintain high standards of housekeeping within the mine.
    • Ability to recognize potential mining hazards and risks.
    • Ability to listen and take instructions and work in a team.
    • Must be able to work under pressure with minimum/or zero supervision
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      Method of Application

Application cover letter (Subject should be Jumbo Drill Operator and/or quote the job number), detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e-mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees, to be forwarded to below address. You will be required to bring original certificates if you are contacted for interviews

Contact Address:

Senior Human Resources Manager,

Geita Gold Mining Ltd,

P.O.Box 532,


Email: [email protected]

NB: Internal applicants may submit applications to departmental Senior Supervisor Technical. All internal applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s head of department.

Application Deadline: Application letters should reach the above on or before 5th October 2020 – 17hr30. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

BEWARE OF CONMEN! GGML does not receive money in exchange for a job position. Should you be asked for money in exchange for a job offer or suspect such activity, please report this immediately to our Security Department, Investigation Unit, by calling +255 28 216 01 40 Ext 1559 (rates apply) or use our whistle-blowing channels by sending an SMS to +27 73 573 8075 (SMS rates apply) or emailing [email protected] or use the internet at www.tip-offs.com.

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