Hauling Equipment Operators - Buzwagi Mine


Acacia Mining seeks to employ five (5) Hauling Equipment Operators II based at Buzwagi Mine in Tanzania. These roles report to the Load and Haul First Line Leader and the role holders will be accountable to deliver quality operation of hauling equipment and meet production targets with zero injury as per the Acacia Buzwagi Health and Safety standards.

This is a fixed term contract role, with the work roster being seven (7) days day shift, seven (7) days night shift and seven (7) days off (7/7/7).


• Ensure that safety standards, FLRA, and Safe Working Procedures are adhered to in full in order to achieve Zero Lost Time Injury (LTI) Frequency Rate.
• Conduct a comprehensive pre-start check/inspection for any Mining Equipment prior to using it to ensure that it is safe to use and reporting any defect discovered during pre-inspection.
• Work with the Mine Dispatcher to ensure that load and haul equipment is utilized in an optimum manner. Provide timely acknowledgement of dispatch assignments and achieve designed loads per hour.
• Perform dump truck operation according to the production plan.
• Ensure good care and optimal utilization of GET (bucket, teeth, cutting edge, blade etc.).
• Ensure good floor, levels and grading control for Dump Truck, Excavator, Dozer and Grader Operators.
• Report breakdowns, equipment damage, safety near misses, incidents and accidents according to the laid out procedures including completing the Shift Report at the end of each shift.
• Attend all Pre-shift information (PSI) meetings.
• To be pro-active in all aspects of operational safety, efficient utilization of the resources, business improvement initiatives and encourage teamwork across the departments.
• Ensure efficient utilization of resources including fuel, tires, fire extinguishers etc.
• Ensure no abuse of equipment.
• Any other duties that may be assigned to fulfill the overall business objective.


Qualification Requirements:

• Certificate of Secondary Education.
• Certificate of competence on Dump Truck Operations.
• Clear and effective skills in written and spoken English.
• Valid Tanzanian driving license.

Experience Requirements:

• Must have minimum 2 years on Heavy equipment operating experience on Dump Truck.
• Experience in operating one or all of the following equipment will be an added advantage: Excavator, Dozer, Wheel Loader or Grader.
• Mining experience will be an added advantage.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

• Ability to operate one or all of the following equipment: Excavator, Dozer, Wheel Loader or Grader in a safe manner.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to manage time wisely, schedule and plan work.
• Ability to adapt to change in methods of work.
• Ability to identify risks when operating equipment and related precautions to control them.
• Wisdom to understand the purpose of reporting any equipment fault.

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