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24 Feb 2022

Underground Maintenance Engineer at Barrick

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Job Description

North Mara Gold Mine Limited is seeking to recruit an Underground Maintenance Engineer to join North Mara team. The successful candidate for this position will carry out assigned coordination maintenance of the fixed plant infrastructure and underground trackless mobile machinery (TMM) to ensure that equipment is safe, reliable, and available to meet production targets on-time and at optimum cost by following the guidelines of Company Standard Operating Procedures and best Practice as well as other assigned tasks within the range of competencies.

The position will report to Engineering Manager.


Ensure a healthy and safe working environment for all employees.
Implement and monitor adherence to engineering standards, taking corrective action where necessary.
Allocate resources in consultation with relevant Section Heads
Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of engineering processes and systems
Implement action plans to achieve the mining strategy and business plans
Set and prepare financial budget for the sections
Overall management of the TMM Maintenance Section.
Driving maintenance KPI’s of permanent employees, contractors, and subcontractors to ensure plant, machinery and equipment availability, reliability, and optimisation
Responsibility for the rollout of TMM and Fixed Plant maintenance strategies to minimise equipment downtime and ensure availability of equipment at the right time.
Financial / Budget Control pertaining to Mining Maintenance activities.
Managing change processes pertaining to any deviations with Maintenance activities and work scope
Implementation of continuous improvement and business improvement initiatives by keeping abreast of developments and introducing change in work processes where appropriate (cost reductions and cost avoidances).
Ensure and maintain legal compliance.
Risk Management.
Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Compliance


BEng/BSc/BTech/National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical discipline.
Completed Government Certificate of Competence, Mines and Works (GCC).
Postgraduate qualification (Honours, Masters, MDP) would be an added advantage.

A minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Section Engineer (Legal Appointee) of which 3 years in a UG TMM environment, preferably in an operation that utilizes caving and/or long hole drilling methods.
At least 3 years’ experience as a Trackless Mobile Machinery Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical experience will be an advantage.
Project management experience would be highly advantageous.
Experience in the maintenance of Sandvik, AutoMine®, OptiMine® and/or RCT TMM equipment and technology would be advantageous
Mine Dewatering experiences.

Facilitating Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Collect Data to Calculate OEE on Critical Assets – Identifying Speed, Quality, and Operational Losses
Assess and Understand the Maturity of the Company’s Reliability Effort
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – complete an asset criticality analysis and track the OEE of the top 20% of the critical assets. Perform an RCM analysis on the critical asset that is suffering from equipment-based, operational, speed, or quality losses. Complete the analysis, begin implementing the mitigating tasks immediately and in 3 months there should be a marked difference in the reliability of that critical asset.
Identify the poor performers from CMMS Data
Form a Team and Review Maintenance Procedures
Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
Computer skills –MS Excel, Access, Word, Outlook
Analysis and diagnosis of data
Good time management skills and the ability to complete tasks in a safe, timely and professional fashion
Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
Promote teamwork
Transfer knowledge and skills

A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.
Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless.


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Method of Application

Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s, careful read application guidelines Rename your CV in this format CV – YOUR FULL NAME Indicating the role title “ UNDERGROUND MAINTENANCE ENGINEER ” in the subject of your email Send your application via e-mail to: [email protected] If you are not contacted by Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful. Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking.

Please forward applications before 15th March, 2022. BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES! NMGML 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 compliance Hotline, by calling Toll-Free Number +1-877-246-5399 or through

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