Hoist Engine Driver at Bulyanhulu Gold Mine


Barrick-Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Ltd

Hoist Driver

Shinyanga, Tanzania, United Republic of
Job Description

Bulyanhulu Gold Mine is seeking to recruit Hoist Engine Driver to join our team. The successful candidate for this position is expected to align with the Barrick DNA and drive a change within his 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 with BGML Mining Safety Standards, Policies, and Procedures. .

Reporting to: Shaft Operation Supervisor
Duration: Permanent


  • Conduct pre use inspection, dailies, winder break test and trips
  • Facilitate the safe hoisting of persons, materials and ore, up and down the shaft
  • Record conditions of winding engine daily in the WED logbook
  • Responsible for the safe movement of men and material in a conveyance or skip
  • Responsible for transmitting and reacting to signals
  • Responsible to complete drivers’ logbook daily and to list stoppages and reasons daily
  • Advise and make recommendations to the Banks man and Cage Attendant regarding simplification of work during shift
  • Verify load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload
  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload
  • Be able to verify the weight of a load
  • Inspect and test winder for legal compliance
  • Perform risk assessments (Activity Based and Mini)
  • Perform risk assessments (General and Mini)
  • Physically operate the winding engine to hoist and lower men, materials, and ore in the shaft in compliance with the Minerals Act
  • Prepare shift operation reports, record breakdowns and levels of productivity and report to the relevant stakeholders at the end of the shift
  • Prepare shift operation reports, record breakdowns and levels of productivity and report to the Engineer or HOD or Shaft Foreman at the end of the shift
  • Required to perform other duties that may reasonably be expected of him/her within the Company from time to time
  • Work rotational shifts, overtime, do standby and be available for call-out should the need arise
  • Work according to the Mine’s Code of Practice, and report any observations of this not being done
  • Ensure compliance to statutory requirements and Bulyanhulu gold Mine Policies, Procedures and Code of Practice
  • Insure to stop the winder and report any unsafe condition immediately
  • Must be competent in issuing signals on the ECAM system and have working knowledge for the signals that need to be given in the shaft
  • Have good knowledge of the procedure in and around the shaft winder
  • Ensure good knowledge is maintain around the winder house and cabin


  • Secondary school education
  • FTC/Diploma/bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical Engineering.
  • Winder Engine Hoist driver license/certificate
  • On setter Certificate


  • At least 3 Years’ experience as a competent Winding Engine Driver

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication in English both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate in the Microsoft Package Applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Job Info
Job Identification 223615
Posting Date 08/14/2023, 04:07 PM
Apply Before 08/27/2023, 04:07 PM
Locations Kahama Shinyanga, Kahama, Shinyanga, P.O. Box 891, TZ

About Us
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.

About the Team

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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