Field Technician – Compressor technician

  • Full Time
  • Shinyanga
  • Applications have closed

Barrick Gold Corporation





Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is seeking to recruit Field Compressor Technician to join our team. The successful candidate for this position is expected to align to the Barrick DNA and drive a change within his/her team and the business and on a practical note will ensure activities in the Engineering department are effectively planned and undertaken in a safe and cost-effective manner to achieve targets in accordance to BGML Mining Safety Standards, Policies and Procedures.

Reporting to: Process Mechanical Foreman

Duration: Permanent


  • Ensure safe work practices, i.e., attending compulsory safety courses and meetings, use of required PPE, incident/accident reporting and ensuring total adherence to all Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Policies, as well as other relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Team based Job Safety Analysis completed accurately for every task with a Standard Operating Procedure
  • Ensure the plant operates within acceptable limits and deviations are reported.
  • Adhere Isolation and lock out permits’ procedures.
  • Perform routine, preventive maintenance and repair on all brands of air compressors both oil flooded and oil free, refrigerated, or desiccant air dryer and related equipment. Preventive maintenance should be conducted in accordance with manufacture’s recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot and perform diagnosis on malfunction equipment, determine possible causes for malfunctions and perform repairs as suggested by diagnosis and assessment. Prior to and following preventive maintenance and repair, test and document the proper operating parameters of the equipment.
  • Rebuild and repair compressors and related equipment’s, checking tolerances and wear specifications.
  • Look up parts and determine materials/procedures needed to rebuild or repair units and notify management. Clean and recondition parts as needed, utilizing established method and procedures.
  • Display the ability to absorb a higher level of learning including VCD’s refrigeration, industrial networks, remote monitoring, and air audits.
  • Able to demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude, read wiring diagram and be familiar with low voltage electricity/electronics.
  • Establish demand planning on service kit for each compressor and make sure parts are available before equipment is due for service. Liaise with maintenance planners and store officer to ensure reasonable stock available all the time.
  • Monitor and record daily running parameters and analyze the Data for performance monitoring and adjustment based on operation demands.
  • 100% Compliance to Standard Operating Procedures for safe work daily –Isolation, Lockout, confined space, working at height, lifting & rigging etc.
  • 100% Compliance to scheduled equipment inspections daily, weekly, Monthly & identified defects reported within the shift.
  • 100% Compliance to Equipment Preventive Maintenance Schedule & work carried out accordingly daily.
  • Knowing and understand type of sling and hitch used.
  • Know and understand load weight estimation, centre of gravity, and effect of angles on equipment. Load turning, knots/tag lines, chain hoist / come along usage, winch block usage and basic hand signals, as applicable.
  • Know how lifting equipment’s are inspected.
  • 100% compliance to completing required Logbooks for Inspection daily, weekly, monthly.


  • Full Technician Certificates / Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineer from recognized institution.
  • Valid driving licence.


  • 5 Year experience as mechanical/Electrical Technician at a large deep level mine


  • Excellent communication in English, both writing and verbal
  • Hazard identification and Risk assessment
  • Mine health &Safety Act awareness
  • Knowledge in crane & rigging


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 or follow us on LinkedIn.


Bulyanhulu is situated in north-west Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region, approximately 55 kilometres south of Lake Victoria and 150 kilometres southwest of the city of Mwanza.

Bulyanhulu is a narrow-vein gold mine containing gold, silver and copper mineralisation in sulphides. The mineralisation of Bulyanhulu is associated with a number of steeply-dipping veins. Bulyanhulu commenced commercial production in 2001.

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