15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at Barrick, North Mara Gold Mine LTD, Plant Maintenance Engineer

  Nasseb Abdallah       15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at Barrick, North Mara Gold Mine LTD, Plant Maintenance Engineer

Plant Maintenance Engineer

Job Description


  • Improve maintenance tactics through defect elimination and drive maintenance execution excellence through rigorous planning to ensure on-time and high-quality safe execution
  • Collaborating with other Barrick – Africa & Middle East operations and engineering sections to identify opportunities to improve the technical, commercial and people performance of the business
  • Implementing, monitoring and managing the shift handover process and standby arrangements for the section
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and asset optimization initiatives and projects to ensure best practice engineering processes are in place
  • Ensuring that efficient and accurate processing of  statutory or SAP Plant Maintenance scheduled tasks and work orders
  • People management through the assessment of training needs and implementation of training programs, manage contractors and service providers to ensure maximized outputs in order to deliver projects within the timeframe and budget management to ensure effective cost control and savings
  • Lead zero harm in safety through active participation in relevant safety meetings, audits, incident investigations, inspections and observations, address issues as part of demonstrating safety leadership and ensure adherence to Mine Health and Safety Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act legal requirements
  • Promoting continual improvements and supporting other relevant management roles to demonstrate their leadership as it applies to their area of responsibility.

Qualification requirements

  • Degree in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Industrial Engineering

Experience and Competencies needed

  • Minimum of 15 years mining experience
  • Focused fixed plant and mobile equipment with 5 years at similar level or higher
  •  Demonstrated experience in Processing Plant operations utilising large-scale mining equipment
  • Demonstrated experience working with OEM’s and managing contracts
  • Demonstrated experience in asset management, project management and cost management
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve a department’s safety awareness.
  • Experience in managing department costs and budgeting
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas

Plant Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancy at Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits.
  • The 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.
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organization.

About Us

Our mission is to be the world’s most valued gold and copper mining business. We are committed to partnering with our host countries and communities to transform their natural resources into tangible benefits and mutual prosperity.

With operating mines and projects in 18 countries, Barrick’s highly diversified workforce is drawn almost entirely from our host nations and equipped with world-class skills. We set the gold standard in sustainability by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all of our business decisions.

The company’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GOLD and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX. Learn more at www.barrick.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

About the Team

The North Mara gold mine is located in north-west Tanzania in the Tarime district of the Mara region. It is around 100 kilometres east of Lake Victoria and 20 kilometres south of the Kenyan border.

North Mara started commercial production in 2002. The mine is a combined open pit and underground operation from two deposits, Gokona (underground) and Nyabirama (open pit). The process plant has the capacity to process an average of 8,000 tonnes of ore per day.

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