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25 Nov 2022

Superintendent 2 – Underground Drill & Blast at Geita Gold Mining Ltd

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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 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: Superintendent 2 – Underground Drill & Blast

Contract type & Duration: Unspecified time

Department: Underground Mining

Reporting to: Senior Manager – Underground Mining

Number of Positions: One (1)


To support, develop and train an effective local team and to implement best practices for Drill & Blast within an Underground mine environment. The mining method is long hole Open Stoping utilizing both Longitudinal and Transverse methods. The training will predominantly be within Underground production areas with Production Drillers and Production Charge Up operators and working with Mining Engineers.


Bachelor of Mining Engineering preferred not essential.
Blasting Certificate
Site Entry requirements which may include mines Health Surveillance.
GGML is an equal opportunity employer: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


10+ years’ proven experience in underground mine production with extensive experience on drilling and blasting on a senior role.
Experience working with international mining contractors managing surface and / or underground drilling and blasting operations will be highly regarded.
Experience working with International UG mining contractors who operate underground mechanized trackless equipment will be highly regarded.
Proven ability to follow daily/weekly/monthly plans and achieve targets set for both KPI’s and compliance to plan.
Proven track record of managing and leading large and diverse teams
Hands on approach and service orientated outlook.


Produce short, medium- and long-term stoping schedules in a timely manner in line with mine plan in liaison with Mine Planning Engineers
Ensure preparation and delivery of stope notes and the coaching and training of drill and blast engineers on the stope note process.
Design and review of drill and blast plans for execution in line with mine plan and operational requirements.
Report on all safety, production and financial performance indicators related to Drill and Blast.
Ensure all statutory reporting requirements are met in relation to safety and environmental incidents within established deadlines within department.
Effectively manage the UG Drill and Blast section while satisfactorily achieving Company targets within budgeted costs.
Manage the GGML Underground Drill and Blast section along with the mining contractors when required.
Attend weekly safety meetings with contractor and staff and ensure any responsibilities for the agreed action plans are met and outcomes are achieved in a timely manner.
Demonstrate adherence to GGML safety and health policy and procedures
Assist UG Production Manager with procedure development where necessary.
Comply with all company environmental standards.
Assist with the preparation of plans and collation of the Annual Environmental Reports.
Ensure all statutory reporting requirements are met in relation to safety and environmental incidents within established deadlines within department.
Report on all safety, production and financial performance indicators related to Drill and Blast.


Able to incorporate the Company’s Safety and Environmental polices during the conduct of work so that mine designs and outcomes directly under their control are in accordance with the Company’s and statutory requirements.
Responsible for short, medium- and long-term stope planning for the underground mine in line with mine plan.
Able to examine drill and blast parameters and equipment to optimise performance to improve on drilling and blasting efficiencies and cost.
Able to update Drill and Blast guidelines in line with industry best practice and technology.
Able to prepare schedules of stopes and required in stope development from the underground mine plan in accordance with the company’s objective to provide sufficient ore feed for the plant.
Able to lead the stope closure process and compiles closure notes to be presented to all stakeholders for sign off.
Able to provide input into design of mine ventilation and other mine services.
The ability to work across all disciplines, where rigorous engagement and interaction is expected.
The ability to handle conflict resolution.
The ability to utilize equipment, office software -MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, mailings.
The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing with good presentation and facilitation skills.
The ability to use statistical methods to analyse, validate & verify analytical data with a strong attention to detail.
The ability to work and communicate with people at all levels/good interpersonal skills.

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Closing Date : 30th November, 2022.

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