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  • Posted: Oct 4, 2022
    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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    Grader Operator

    About This Role

    • To operate grader to deliver daily maintenance of haul roads, digging and dumping floors in a safe and controlled manner.


    In This Role You Will

    • Grader Truck Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities.
    • Attend all pre-shift instruction meetings.
    • Communicate with and receive instruction from the Shift Supervisor and follow the specified instruction and working plan, prior to the execution of activities.
    • Understand the grading plan and haulage roads that need to be graded and the designated location of operation.
    • Conduct work assessments and risk assessments and install controls (i.e. signage and communications), prior to grading.
    • Perform pre-start checks on the graders and log results onto the JIGSAW system.
    • Assess the working area to be graded to ascertain the material needed.
    • Follow laid-down grading procedures and instructions.
    • Run grader machinery according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard task procedures (STP’s).
    • Observe reference sticks and hand signals and drive the grader methodically to level the road surface to the specified grade.
    • Perform rough and / or fine grade finishing by methodically mixing and spreading materials to dry and prep haul roads.
    • Construct road surface to precise grade specifications.
    • Maintain drainage catchments on either side of haul road.
    • Assure that all haulage roads are motorable.
    • Clear foreign rock on an ad hoc basis.
    • Uphold Quality Assurance / Quality Checking standards.
    • Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected machinery defects or issues.
    • Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher / Supervisor.
    • Raise any machinery malfunctions or service requirements to maintenance / dispatch / supervisor before, during or after the shift.
    • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
    • Perform routine cleaning to assure the continued smooth operation of the grader.
    • Meet and / or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
    • Assist in developing peers to perform quality excavating duties.
    • Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Shift Supervisor.
       

    Grader Post-Shift Handover

    • Conduct post-shift inspections regarding hazards and defects identified and communicate these to Dispatch / Supervisor and the incoming operators for the smooth running of Operations.
    • Communicate and provide work status handovers to incoming Grader Operators.
       

    Stakeholder Management and Engagement

    • Communicate with Dispatch via two-way radio.
    • Communicate any machinery defects to dispatch.
    • Maintain communications between Dozers, shovel, loader and Truck Operators.
    • Ensure own grading shift work meets established statutory standards.
       

    Health and Safety Management

    • Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.
    • Operate the grader in a safe manner and take steps to prevent minimal wear and tear and / or damage to equipment.
    • Work without risk or harm to others.
    • Inspect work areas and ensure all areas comply with internal Newmont and external regulatory standards.
    • Adhere strictly to internal Newmont grading standards and procedure. 
    • Maintain a strong focus of safety throughout all activities.
    • Provide hands-on assistance during grading activities to fellow colleagues to ensure that safe work practices are followed. 
    • Attend daily morning safety meetings.
    • Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist
    • Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
    • Senior High School Certificate.
       

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Mineral Commission Operators License.
    • Drivers’ License.
    • Knowledge of road construction materials, processes and industry standards.
    • Sound understanding of computerised controls and electronics.
    • Sound understanding of issues involving ground disturbances.
    • General understanding of grades.
    • General knowledge of graders and other heavy equipment.
       

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ grading experience in a construction/civil environment.
    • Experience in working within an active open pit mine is preferable.


    Working Conditions

    • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
    • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit at a desk for extended periods, climb stairs, walk and stand.
    • Work Environment: The noise level in the field environment is minimal.  Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, high temperature, moving machinery, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask according to working conditions.
    • Incumbent occasionally has to work overtime.

    Method of Application

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

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