AUMS Technical Services Manager Africa

18 Mar 2024
AUMS Ghana

AUMS is part of the Perenti group of companies and is a specialist underground contract mining services business operating across Africa. The business combines a world class workforce with an extensive fleet of specialist underground mining equipment. With a commitment to world-class practices, AUMS has become and will continue to be the ‘contractor of choice’ in the African underground hard rock mining industry.


We are actively seeking a Technical Services Manager to join us in our African Operations on a 6:4 roster. This role is responsible for assisting Site Project Managers and Mine Foreman with the technical mining issues on site and / or department, interpret and analyse mining physicals and site costs, and to integrate with the client technical services department. 


Role responsibilities are:


  • Complies with all HS&E policies, procedures, and instructions.  This includes the correct use of safety devices and protective equipment, prompt reporting of any hazardous situations, which they cannot themselves correct, making the necessary changes to eliminate or control the hazard and reporting immediately any accident or injury which arises in the course of their work.
  • Complies with relevant Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations.
  • Takes reasonable care for their own safety and that of other persons who may be affected by their acts.
  • Performs pre-start checks.
  • Ensure mining physicals are achieved as per contract / client schedules.
  • Ensure an intimate understanding of the site contract, variations and management plans and ensure that AUMS is compliant with these requirements.
  • Ensure client requirements are met contractually and maintain a favourable relationship with the client.
  • Use analysis and implementation of cost reduction initiatives.
  • Production monitoring.
  • Monthly performance reporting.
  • Management of Quality Assurance Programmes.
  • Budget preparation.
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly claims and interface with the Client.


Minimum requirements: 


  • Minimum of 5 years relevant underground mining experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering.
  • Underground Supervisors Certificate of Competency or First Class Mine Managers (FCMM) Certificate of Competency.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience of assistance management role in high productivity underground contracting environment with world class productivities (250 meter per month per jumbo, 50000 ore tonnes per month)
  • A demonstrated passion for safety and a proactive attitude toward ensuring that safety is front of mind for all employees at all times.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of MinRep, Deswick and Surpac and be able to design and implement relevant templates for reporting and recording.
  • Understanding of equipment and human resource capability and productivities.
  • Work independently and fully capable of applying established standards.
  • Ability to manage the mining contract and manage mining costs.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise with employees and client site management.
  • Ability to accurately prepare monthly mining progress claims and present on time to client.
  • Ability to schedule labour.
  • Ability to assess mining working conditions and environment.
  • Understanding the mine reporting system.
  • Train and mentor graduate and vocational engineers.
  • International Drivers’ License.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.



Your proactive attitude to safety and driven work ethic will see you as a much-valued employee in line with AUMS’s values and ‘can do’ attitude, and will be rewarded with a highly competitive, targeted, remuneration package completing our vision of a work life balance in a strong team environment.


A full pre-employment medical is required, including a drug and alcohol, and site-specific clearances. A National Police Clearance and any necessary tickets or qualifications are required to be presented at time of interview. Please be aware that an Array of Vaccinations are required when working in Africa. If you are interested in being a part of a world class operation that has an exciting future, then we want to hear from you. 


NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted.