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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.Newmonts Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Gha...
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    Geological Technician

    To lead the Sampling crews in the measurement and interpretation of data taken from sampling activities (i.e. field sample collections and submissions) to support the generation of Ore Control dig polygons for mining.

    Essential Duties

    • Operate Light Vehicles for sampling activities and Ditch Witch machine for cutting sample trenches.
    • Ensure sampling pegs are kept in their right positions and labeled for easy after drill pick-ups by survey.
    • Facilitate sample sorting and submission at the Lab.
    • Ensure that sample bag numbering is done correctly to contribute to the accuracy of OC dig block grade estimations.
    • Ensure prioritization of samples to the Lab as and when required.
    • Stocktaking and assisting in ordering sampling consumables and other logistics for use in Ore control.
    • Assist the Grade Control Geologist in the day-to-day in-pit geological activities (i.e. fixing of ore mark out, blasthole logging, blast movement installation and monitoring, etc.).
    • Assist in the capturing of all geological field data (core drilling, RC drilling, blasthole, density, grab samples, mapping, moisture content etc.).
    • Abide by and support others in carrying out activities according to Newmont Environmental, Health and Safety principles.
    • Oversee that the Samplers complete all allocated tasks assigned on a shift.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Senior High School Certificate

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Previous knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the output of samples is advantageous.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ relevant work experience in a Mine Production / Geology environment.

    Working Conditions

    • Work conducted by the position is site-centered.
    • Incumbent works mostly in the pit where they are exposed to broken rocks on the pit floor due to blasting
    • Incumbent is exposed to dust and noise from drill rigs and mining activities in the pit.
    • Incumbent is exposed to moving rigs and other machinery in the pit.
    • Incumbent has to work on a shift basis and may include night duties

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Goldcorp Corporation on jobs.newmont.com to apply
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