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Instrumentation Technician – Compressor At North Mara Gold Mine Limited 1 POST

North Mara Gold Mine Limited is seeking to recruit one (01) Instrumentation Technician – Compressor to join North Mara team. The successful candidate for this position will provide support to North Mara plant engineering team and outside the plant when required to perform routine, preventative maintenance and repairs on air compressors, dryers, gas generators and ancillary equipment and should be conducted in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, schedule and scope. A main responsibility of this role is to troubleshoot and perform diagnostics on malfunctioning compressors, determine possible causes for malfunctions, and perform repairs as suggested by diagnostics and assessment. Prior to and following preventative maintenance and repairs, you are responsible to test and document the proper operating parameters

Reporting to: First Line Leader – Plant Engineering

Contract Duration: Permanent.


  • Ensure team member in the plant adhere to safety regulations and use the correct PPE.
  • Report all Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) issues via an incident report.
  • Perform task risk assessments (JHA, FLRA).
  • Ensure the plant operates within acceptable limits and deviations are reported.
  • Adhere to isolation and lock out permits procedures.
  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances.
  • Perform routine, preventative maintenance and repairs on all brands of air compressors both oil flooded and oil free, refrigerated or desiccant air dryers and related equipment.  Preventative maintenance should be conducted in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations (with regards to schedule and scope).
  • Troubleshoot and perform diagnostics on malfunctioning equipment, determine possible causes for malfunctions, and perform repairs as suggested by diagnostics and assessment.  Prior to and following preventative maintenance and repairs, test and document the proper operating parameters of the equipment. 
  • Rebuild and repair compressors and related equipment. Inspect equipment, 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 VSD’s, refrigeration, industrial networks, remote monitoring, and air audits.
  • Must participate in a rotating on – call schedule and be able to work overtime on short notice
  • Navigate multi-brand compressor controllers to obtain data to assist in troubleshooting air compressors
  • Able to demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude, read wiring diagrams, 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 times.
  • Monitor and record daily running parameters and analyse the data for performance monitoring and adjustment based on operation demands.
  • Identify skill gap on team members and uplift skills and knowledge through on job practical training including circuit operators to ensure effective operation of equipment throughout the shift.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:                                                              

  • Technical/ Vocational School, Apprenticeship training, on-the-job training (FTC, VETA, IMTT Trade Test or its Equivalent)
  • Recognized Practical qualifications/ past experience on air compressors
  • Hold red seal certificate with recognized Organization


  • Minimum 3 years air compressor service technician role / maintenance
  • 6 years of strong mechanical and electrical skills with demonstrated expertise in the maintenance, overhaul, and repair of a wide variety of industrial equipment, including electrical, hydraulics and/or pneumatics
  • High level of analytical ability is required in order to find solutions to technical problems both mechanical and electrical
  • Must be proficient in problem-solving, process analysis; capacity to troubleshoot and correct problems in high-pressure situations
  • Able to work independently with strong self-management and professionalism
  • Complete understanding of compressed air systems, including air dryers


  • Familiarity with OSHA safety standards
  • Familiar with all necessary safety equipment
  • Complete understanding of compressed air systems, including air dryers
  • Understanding of basic motor control / starter systems and troubleshooting
  • Be proficient in the use of all necessary hand tools, shop equipment (lathes, drill presses, welders, etc.) and positioning equipment (cranes, hoists, forklifts, etc.) utilizing proper safety procedures.
  • Solid working knowledge of all rigging equipment
  • Excellent vision and hearing
  • Not afraid of heights or climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.
  • Fluent in English; bilingual a plus
  • Reliable and hardworking with a team-player attitude
  • Excellent hearing and vision
  • Ability to work at heights and in noisy environments.
  • Physical fitness and ability to lift heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work outdoors in harsh weather conditions.


A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and where applicable.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.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV’s/Resume’s (indicating the role title in the subject) via e-mail to: [email protected]

If you are not contacted by Barrick – North Mara Gold Mine LTD within thirty (30) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful. Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: security clearance; competency assessment; physical capability assessment, reference checking.

Please forward applications before 29th June, 2021.

BEWARE OF CONMEN! NMGML does not receive money in exchange for a job position. Should you be asked for money in exchange for a job offer or suspect such activity, please report this immediately to our Compliance Hotline, by calling +1-877-246-5399 or through



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