Central Control Room Lead – Surface Electrical & Instrumentation.

Full Time Ashanti Region AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited
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Qualification: Qualified
Work Experience: Experienced
Industry: Human Resources

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, Obuasi Gold Mine is currently in a redevelopment phase which will lead to a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation has been fully mechanized and designed to produce up to an average maximum of 5,000 t/day of ore mined.

We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Central Control Room Lead – Surface Electrical & Instrumentation.


The Central Control Room Lead – Surface Electrical and Instrumentation is accountable for the monitoring and control of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, CCTV and Fire Detection systems through the application of operational policies, standards, processes and procedures to maximise plant availability in a sustainable safe and cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.


Work according to total quality management principles & ensure zero defect objectives & safety
Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
Gather information for the E&I Superintendent – Surface Mine Infrastructure and Mining leads for reporting performance
Ensure Safe Process operation and optimization (start-up/shut-down, adjusting set-points of control loops and monitoring the process to deliver target production and quality results)
Communicate with other surface fixed plant and underground workers and provide them with direction and guidance
Communicate with maintenance personnel on the fixed plants and underground infrastructure to coordinate the safe start-up and shut-down of equipment for maintenance work
Communicate with and provide feedback to the operational team on process performance
Assist the Surface E&I Superintendent to develop condition monitoring routes and checks for infrastructure equipment;
Analyse and trend predictive maintenance data (vibration, temperature, etc) to determine control infrastructure condition and report this condition for action
Monitor general physical condition of Central Control Room assets and report
Monitor preventive and corrective actions as necessary
Generate work requests in SAP as required for refurbishment/maintenance planning and scheduling
Identify, communicate, and implement potential cost reduction initiatives
Propose cost savings projects
Monitor and ensure processes keep run smoothly and according to established procedures. Execute work in a timely manner
Monitor equipment performance using data and historical trends to take proactive measures to address symptoms of potential process disturbances and equipment failure
Report directly to the E&I Superintendent and Mine Operations on issues and identify and execute improvement projects
Stop equipment from working if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used



Minimum of BSc in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or equivalent

An experienced electrical, controls and instrumentation maintenance or Process control Supervisor with 3+ years’ experience in, preferably, Mine Infrastructure maintenance
Knowledge and Experience in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and PLC (at least 3 years)
Knowledge & Experience in Process Control Systems or Mine Operations
Good Knowledge in computer networking and data management systems

Legal Requirements

Must possess Inspecting Engineer Certificate of Competency from Mineral Commission of Ghana.
Professional Certificated Supervisor with a relevant certification body

Technical Competencies

Strong knowledge of control room operations
Strong SCADA system and PLC competencies
Should have analytical skills to be able to evaluate information and solve complex problems.
Detail oriented to understand complex systems, and recognition that a minor error can cause major problems.
Good knowledge in Studio 5000 programming software, electrical control systems, Transmission system and Synchronization systems
Good in data historian analysis and trend for trouble and system/machinery fault detection
Knowledge in E300 motor control relays configuration system
Experience in UPS working, running and maintenance procedures
Excellent skills in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Project and Excel
Must be able to communicate about technical issues both orally and in writing
Knowledge of production unit operation, engineering, or maintenance practices
Ability to operate various switches, control devices and valves, and knowledge of the effect each has on total plant operations
Server management systems, Computer Network Systems, PLC Programming, Server 2012 or above

Other Competencies

Finding innovative solutions through creative thinking and problem solving.
Create an environment of teamwork and willingness to help coworkers
Able to work different kinds of people

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