HME Technical Specialist at Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) March 2022

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Job Position HME Technical Specialist at Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) March 2022

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 Technical Specialist

Contract type & Duration:                    Unspecified time contract

Department:                                        Engineering

Reporting to:                                       Superintendent – HME Field Services

Number of Positions:                           One (1)



The role holder will provide expert diagnostic, maintenance, and repair expert input to the execution of maintenance for the TEREX and CAT mining fleets. This is to ensure that the equipment is available, reliable, and safe to operate. As an experienced Mechanical Specialist to ensure effective transfer of skills and knowledge to junior national mechanics following the set development plans. An intrinsic responsibility of this role is to establish and execute technical development plans for junior mechanics within the department, so that we develop our national workforce to a level of heightened and improved competency.


  • A relevant and recognized trade qualification.
  • Trainer / coach qualification i.e., certification / diploma – preferred



  • A qualified Heavy Mining Equipment Mechanic or Electrician with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in heavy mining equipment maintenance repair with at least 5 years working in international / multi-national organizations.
  • Extensive experience with the maintenance of TEREX and CATERPILLAR mining equipment
  • Demonstrable experience as trainer / coach.
  • Valid driver’s licence.


  • Assume the dual role of technical specialist and trainer / coach of the team to ensure effective transfer of skills and knowledge to junior national mechanics following the set development plans.
  • Ensure that the team is trained to best practice and manufacture’s standards all the time.
  • Support workforce to work safely by identifying and managing workplace hazards associated with the work being performed.
  • Provide expert advice to maintenance supervisors and trades personnel engaged in the maintenance of the mining fleets as directed by the superintendents.
  • Development of scope of work for major works associated with the mining fleet.
  • Ensure work is performed to the OEM’s requirements and that best fitment and installation practices are adhered to and imparted to the workforce.
  • Monitor maintenance skill levels, providing necessary on the job training where necessary.
  • Maintain a register of training for maintainers and to ensure the workforce is capable of working without supervision.
  • Continually check all work in progress monitoring quality.
  • Write repair reports with photos on each major failure and document repairs of same.
  • Support the team to comply with the work schedule while attending to emerging work efficiently and to ensure availability and reliability of equipment is optimized.
  • Assist the teams to develop work packages and procedures for all work performed so that accurate work packages are established for future work.
  • Perform troubleshooting and maintenance of the open pit mining equipment in use at GGM
  • Work with the planners to ensure spares and materials are optimized under the VMI contract with MANTRAC
  • Help identify work to be raised through the maintenance system into each equipment’s backlog for coming services.
  • Be part of an on-call roster which ensures specialists are available for advice to remediate breakdowns and equipment reliability issues.




  • Heavy Equipment Mechanical and or Electrical Artisan
  • Extensive experience with the maintenance of TEREX and CATERPILLAR mining equipment
  • Expert knowledge and experience with the tools and equipment used in the maintenance of the GGM Mining fleet.
  • Knowledge of equipment inspection and routine servicing procedures to be used at GGM.
  • Expert knowledge in the planning and execution of major maintenance for the mining fleet including undercarriage and major component replacement project work
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Knowledge of maintenance record keeping
  • Control cost as per budget
  • An expert understanding and skill level with all tooling and machinery used in the maintenance of the GGM mining fleet.
  • Ability to operate required tools and equipment in a safe and accountable manner
  • Must be able to use approved work methods to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate skills transfer / on the job training / coaching.
  • Knowledge of various training / coaching evaluation methods and performance monitoring
  • Must have decision making skills to perform a task assigned to you in the safest and most efficient manner not to jeopardize safety or production.
  • Ability to lead and direct personnel when engaged in maintenance work with the teams, where the need arises and where the supervisor is struggling to progress efficiently and effectively.
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills in English
  • Ability to read and write to maintain daily logs
  • Stress management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills


  • Please apply through our recruitment portal by clicking the ‘APPLY‘ button below.
  • On the portal you will be required to upload your detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e- mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees. Please do not attach certificates that are not related to the qualifications stated above.
  • You will also be required to upload a cover / application letter addressed to “Senior Manager Human Resources, Geita Gold Mining Ltd”. Subject should be “HME Technical Specialist”
  • If you struggle to apply via the link provided, please head over to our website https://www.geitamine.com/en/people/  for a step-by-step guide on how to apply for jobs on our recruitment portal (SuccessFactors).
  • You will be required to present original certificates if you are contacted for interviews.
  • Internal Applicants (those currently employed by AngloGold Ashanti) must have their application letter endorsed by their Head of Department (HOD) or Manager once Removed (MoR).


  • Applications should reach the above on or before 27th March 2022 at 5:30 Pm
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


  • Please note when you are invited for interviews, you will be required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (Covid-19 vaccination certificate) or if you are not vaccinated, please go for a Covid-19 test and obtain a 96 – hour valid PCR Covid-19 negative certificate.
  • You are also advised to adhere to all recommended prevention measures including proper wearing of face masks and washing or sanitizing your hands before you are allowed through Geita Gold Mine entry points.

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 24cthonesty@ethics-line.com or use the internet at www.tip-offs.com


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