Tejan Conteh, a Sierra Leonean national, graduated from the Government Technical Institute of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in 2001.
After graduating, he worked as electrical site Foreman in Sierra Leone, before joining Hyspec in January 2005 as hose technician, in Siguiri, Guinea. He was promoted to a workshop supervisor position in Kiniero, Guinea, in November of that same year. Between November 2005 and May 2012, he held diverse workshop supervisor positions within Hyspec in Guinea and Mali, before being promoted to Hyspec’s Managed Workshop in Tongon, Cote d’Ivoire, as workshop supervisor.
Tejan’s current role mainly consists in managing the Tongon workshop on a daily basis – from hose making to stock management ; conducting daily inspections on the customer’s mining equipment to help reduce downtime due to hydraulic hose failures ; assisting the customer with stock reorders ; training customer appointed technicians to make hoses according to Hyspec procedures ; and liaising with the customer and contractors on site on a daily basis to ensure that their requirements are met in a timely manner.
“I enjoy my role at Hyspec”, explains Tejan, “especially the daily interaction that I have with customers, as well as the satisfaction of finding and implementing solutions to their needs. I also appreciate the recognition that I get in return for the services provided and for my work.”
“Tejan is very committed to Hyspec and to our customers”, adds Catherine Mauvais, Hyspec Mining Services Business Development Manager. “He understands Hyspec’s role in the mining production chain very well, and is always doing his best to anticipate on customers’ needs and meet their requirements in a timely manner, in order to keep them satisfied. He is a great asset to our company, and we are very happy to have him in board!”