Candidate location: Ghana

Home & other languages: English, French, Other

Designation: Mine Planning Engineer

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: Other / International Institution

Discipline: Mining

Years of experience: 3 to 5 years

Cost to company: R251 000 – R350 000

Company size: 10001 +

Division: Operations

Seniority level: Disciplined Engineer / Technologist

Introduction:

A motivated, adaptable and dynamic Mining professional seeking to be associated with world class mines. I am looking for an opportunity to prove my worth and to advance my career as far as possible. Today, I want to learn more and to contribute my knowledge to the mining discipline. Tomorrow, I want to own my Mine. I am self-motivated, organized and capable of working under pressure. I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving through my vast experiences and a drive to see things through to completion. I enjoy working on my own initiative or in a team. In short, I am reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and eager to learn and have a genuine interest in hard work.

Gender:                                    
Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              Ghanaian

If non South African, please specify your status to work in South Africa: I will need a work permit

Highest Formal Qualification:  BSc (Hons), Mining Engineering

University in another country: University of Mines and Technology

Other Formal Qualification:    Pursuing MBA

Professional Registrations:

Professional Engineer (ECSA)

What is your current/ most recent job title?

Dispatch Engineer, Fleet Management and Operations

What is the primary purpose of this position?

Dispatch Fleet and Optimize Equipment utilization and usage to bring peak performance in Mining Operations. Keep real-time information on equipment. Update Mining Data in terms of stockpile, dumps and road network. Liaise with Radio Maintenance and IT for Air Wave and Network management system. Analyze and Provide Data to short time and long term Planning, Drill and Blast, and Geology. Upload grade blocks and drill patterns into System. Coordinate activities related to the operations and execution of the Mine Dispatch System. Contribute to the design and development of processes. Ensure continued growth of crews and maximize operational efficiencies and profitability.

What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?

Plan effectively to achieve daily target
Communicate efficiently with Operators to obtain Results
Optimize Trucks and Fleet usage using JIGSAW Software

What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?

Aside the Drill and Blast , Short Term and Dispatch Engineering, my greatest achievements are:
-Won the Best Senior Engineering Staff for the 3rd Quarter at Newmont Gold Corp, Ghana for successfully managing the Entire Dispatch Engineering Team for a period of 3 months with best Mine Production Results; Mined over 100,000 tones a shift.
-Elected Student Representative President at the University in the 2009/2010. Represented Students’ view at the University Council. Was able to solicit funds and bought a Students Bus worth 65,000Ghc

If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?

A motivated, adaptable and dynamic Mining professional seeking to be associated with world class mines. I am looking for an opportunity to prove my worth and to advance my career as far as possible. Today, I want to learn more and to contribute my knowledge to the mining discipline. Tomorrow, I want to own my Mine. I am self-motivated, organized and capable of working under pressure. I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving through my vast experiences and a drive to see things through to completion. I enjoy working on my own initiative or in a team. In short, I am reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and eager to learn and have a genuine interest in Mining.

What is the business title of your ideal position?

Senior Mining Engineer
Chief or Principal Engineer

What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?

Broad range of responsibilities across both planning and production. You will create the short-term plans, mine schedules and communicate these details to the operational mining team utilizing mine planning software and Excel. In addition to the production responsibilities, you will also be given the opportunity to develop long-term mine plans and determine the most effective means of meeting future targets. The Senior Mining Engineer must be a clear communicator who can balance the needs of each department effectively in order to maintain production in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?

Fleet Management and Dispatch Engineering
Drill and Blast Engineering
Short Term Engineering Planning and Scheduling
With my current courses in MBA, I have expanded my Financial Management and Timely Project Management.
As a Student President at the University, I have great Leadership Skills and Marketing abilities

Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:

Mining Fleet Management and Dispatch Engineering : 2 years
Drill and Blast Engineering: 1 and half Years
Short Term Planning: half Year

Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:

I will like to work for a company that is currently trying to become a leader in the Mining Industry

What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving an Engineering Problem
Finding solution and better way to address a problem.
Creative way or alternatives.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.