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Job Vacancy For Rigger and Ropesman

AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited is currently on a journey to redevelop the Obuasi Gold Mine into a modern, efficient and long-term profitable operation. The underground mining operation will be fully mechanized, 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 Rigger and Ropesman.


• To perform Rigging and Lifting duties within the standards as prescribed by AngloGold Ashanti and work within the guidance of legislation towards compliance.
• Maintain a standard of excellence throughout the operations and promote a safety culture maintaining fundamental results and delivery of practices.
• Accountable for the safe and effective load displacement and people in and around the practice.
• Ensure safe inspection and maintenance of lifting and rigging equipment at Anglo Gold Ashanti work site.


• Accept personal responsibility for his own health and safety and that of every mine worker affected by his work
• Adhere to site’s Environmental Management Plan
• Conduct hazardous inspections and equipment standards and report defects as per set requirements.
• Promote a culture of safety and practice zero tolerance to non-compliance at all times
• Protect and promote safe environment practices in compliance to the legislation and work environment principles
• Operate an issuing and receiving store for the safe and correct storage of lifting, rigging and other special tools
• Engage in hoisting and moving loads
• Test rigging to ensure safety & reliability
• Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving
• Select gear, such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights, sizes & facilities
• Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces, using chain falls or other equipment
• Tilt, Dip, and Turn suspended loads to manoeuvre over, under or around obstacles
• Install ground rigging for yarding lines
• Align, level, and anchor machinery
• Fabricate, set up & repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists & pulling gear
• Attach pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams & ceilings
• Dismantle & store rigging equipment after use
• Stop operation if there exists a high risk or unsafe to be used and report to Ropes Specialist (Winders)

Qualification Required & Experience

• Secondary education level
• Mobile Crane Riggers certificate


• 3 years proven experience in a comparable field, preferably construction
• Ability to use prevision measure tools and equipment

Legal Requirement

• Mincom Certificate of Competency

Technical Competencies

• Fully literate and numerate
• Repairing – Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
• Quality Control Analysis – Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
• Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
• Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
• Operation Monitoring – Monitor gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
• Operation and Control – Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Installation – Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
• Technology Design – Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

Other Competencies

• Identify potential hazards associated with the lifting operation
• Implement control measures to address the identified hazards
• Plan the route for lifting and moving the load to minimize any risk to personnel and surroundings
• Ensure the load is accurately assessed for approximate weight, incorporating an adequate safety factor
• Communicate, discuss and ensure understanding of the prepared lifting plan and risk assessment with the lifting team
• Communicate, discuss and agree with appropriate personnel, actions to take related to the lifting operation in the event of an emergency
• Inform the relevant personnel of the lifting operation and identify any potential disruption to operations
• Obtain the resources identified in the lifting plan required to move the load, following relevant rigging loft procedures.
• Ensure the lifting equipment and lifting accessories are free of obvious defects, and certification is current.
• Carry out pre-use inspection of lifting equipment and lifting accessories as per standard, labeling, monthly, quarterly and annual inspections.
• Prepare the load according to specified requirements of the lifting plan

Location: Obuasi

How To Apply For The Job

To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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Closing Date: 22 June, 2020

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