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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa.
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    Haul Truck Operator

    About This Role

    • To operate haul truck at Newmont to deliver on the daily operational targets, in a safe and controlled manner.

    In This Role You Will

    Haul Truck Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities

    • Attend all pre-shift instruction meetings.
    • Communicate with and receive instruction from the Mine Operations Shift Supervisor and follow the specified instruction and daily haul plan, prior to the execution of activities.
    • Know the truck assigned and the designated location that the truck needs to be driven to.
    • Perform pre-start inspections of truck and accessories such as tyres, lights, turn signals, and brakes.
    • Inspect the truck cabin and ensure that all switches are operational.
    • Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected truck defects or issues.
    • Follow laid-down starting procedures and instructions on the truck screen.
    • Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher / Supervisor.
    • Report any potential ore or material spillages to the Dispatcher / Supervisor with immediate effect.
    • Raise any truck malfunctions or service requirements to the Supervisor at the before, during or after the shift.
    • Meet and / or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
    • Assist in developing peers to perform hauling duties.
    • Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Supervisor.
    • Follow truck assignments via jigsaw panel.

    Ore and Material Haulage

    • Operate and drive heavy haul trucks to transport materials.
    • Remain responsible for the collection and haulage of ore from loading point to dumping destination, at the correct site locations.
    • Maintain the highest level of production possible by positioning for double side loading.
    • Drive to and from the pit in a safe, slow and controlled manner.
    • Confirm that ore and other material is properly hauled according to safety requirements.
    • Verify that the material transported (i.e. ore or waste) is correct(misroute).
    • Signal the Dispatcher / Supervisor if there is any material discrepancy.

    Haul Truck Post-Shift Handover

    • Communicate and provide work status handovers to incoming Haul Truck Operator.
    • Communicate with the Dispatcher regarding hazards encountered to provide sufficient information to the incoming Operators for the smooth running of operations.

    Stakeholder Management and Engagement

    • Communicate with Dispatcher and other Haul Truck Operators using communication devices such as twoway radios and / or on-board computers.
    • Ensure shift work meets established statutory standards.

    Health and Safety Management

    • Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.
    • Operate 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 water management and dewatering standards.
    • Comply with safe dewatering procedures.
    • Maintain a strong focus of safety throughout all activities.
    • Provide hands-on assistance during hauling 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

    • MINCOM Equipment Competency.
    • Possess License E.
    • General understanding of mining operations.
    • General knowledge in mid-to-heavy equipment operation.


    • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience working with Code E Vehicles in a mining and heavy industry environment.
    • Experience in working within an active open pit mine is preferable.

    Technical Skills

    • Strong listening skills.
    • Strong concentration skills.
    • Sound planning, organising and prioritising skills.
    • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Sound information monitoring skills.
    • Ability to operate a two-way radio and follow instructions.
    • Ability to read and understand documentation.
    • Ability to understand the functions of the EMS/VIMS panels.
    • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and supervisor.

    Behavioural Attributes

    • Accuracy.
    • Continuous learning.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Goal oriented.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Manual dexterity.
    • Proactive.
    • Reliable and independent.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Self-motivated.
    • Team player.
    • Tenacity.

    Working Conditions

    • Position is located at the Ahafo South mine.
    • 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, sharp edges, dust, pinch points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
      • Personal 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.

    We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Corporation on to apply

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