African Mining Services (AMS) is one of the largest Contract Mining Companies in Africa with established support networks in Africa, Australia and Europe.
AMS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perenti. African Mining Services is currently seeking an experienced Power Station Operator to become a part of our Senegal operations.
Reporting to the Power Station Manager, this position is to safely operate, maintain, and service Cat Diesel Powered Reciprocating Engines and Generators.
Ensuring the plant delivers highly efficient and continuous supply of power such that client and PSA targets are consistently achieved in the most cost-effective manner possible and including safety, health and environmental performance.
The key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure contracted generation and fuel consumption requirements are consistently achieved
Operate the Power Station to achieve maximum efficiency
Carry out all engine servicing and minor mechanical and electrical repairs as required.
Carry out all generator servicing, repair and testing as required.
Maintain the site maintenance program for all PSA equipment.
Ensure optimum stock levels of spares and consumables for the site requirements.
Ensure the control system operational parameters are constant and functioning automatically
Ensure that all High Voltage Protection Systems are operational
Ensure that all faults and mechanical defects to equipment are promptly reported to the Power Station Superintendent.
· Establish and maintain a high level of employee commitment, well trained and competent to meet the tasks at hand
· Team Management
Liaise with the client Electrical Superintendent or his delegate as required.
Attend and actively participate in all client-initiated meetings which address power generation and production shut down issues.
Ensure to supervise that an effective hand over is carried out with the on-coming shift, this is to include any agreed requests by the client.
· Health and Safety
Ensure a safe working environment is maintained.
Ensure to provide support to power station employees with regards to health, safety and environment in the delivery of specialist power generation services.
Compliance with all Statutory, Company and Client site-specific Procedures and Policy requirements e.g. Environmental Responsibilities of ISO 14001.
Maintain compliance with Mining and Electrical Regulations.
Mechanical or Electrical Trade Qualification
At least 5 years plus working experience in the operation of power generation equipment
Experience and Competent Operator of High Voltage Switchgear
Knowledge of diesel reciprocating engine service requirements
Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership qualities
Fit for work and self-managed
French and English speaking
Experience in the mining industry highly regarded
Experience in Africa highly regarded
Ability to read drawings
Manual Drivers license
What we can offer:
Competitive remuneration package
Permanent, full time job based in Senegal
Ability for internal growth throughout a company that currently operates in 5 countries within West Africa
Ability to expand your career in an expatriate position
Accommodation, messing, travel and insurance