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  • Posted: Jun 13, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    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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    Plant Operator

    About The Job

    About This Role:

    • To operate the process circuits and mobile equipment of the Process plant in a safe and competent manner, whereby optimum production is achieved.

    In This Role You Will:
    Process Plant Operations

    • Operate all process plant circuits independently to achieve daily targets and KPI’s for circuits including crushing, grinding, CIL, elution, counter current decantation, thickeners, tailings, reagent mixing, water services and gold room operations.
    • Monitor and record the operating performance of the process circuit and make appropriate changes to ensure that optimum production is achieved.
    • Troubleshoot equipment and circuit performance when operating outside of normal range.
    • Inform the Supervisor of any changes that may affect optimum production.
    • Monitor and inspect the process plant equipment to ensure its correct operation and performance.
    • Maintain a high housekeeping standard in each of the process circuits.
    • Work with the metallurgical team to ensure the optimum metallurgical performance of the process plant.
    • Work with the maintenance team to achieve efficient process plant equipment performance and availability.
    • Operate heavy equipment to support routine and non-routine work, including and not limited to 966 & 930 loaders, bobcat, forklift, excavator, liner handler, dozer and overhead cranes to ensure efficient running of the various circuits.
    • Additional non-routine duties during shutdowns.
    • Participate and contribute to the development and review of the Process Operations STP’s.
    • Conduct thorough shift handover, detailing all relevant information correctly and detail all information in various log books and reports relevant to the incoming shift / crew.
    • Participate in continuous improvement programs which will assist in enhancing the performance of the process plant operation.
    • Maintain an understanding of monthly production targets and progress.
    • Operate two-way radio communications clearly and concisely with Foremen, Maintenance Personnel, other Operators and Senior Staff and follow instructions given.
    • Respond to inquiries and instructions in an efficient and timely manner.
    • Complete all tasks identified in the Processing Operations MOS Elements to the specified quality and timeliness as assigned to this role.

    Work Scheduling and Allocation:

    • Plan own activities on a shift-by-shift basis according to allocated process plant production schedules.
    • Accomplish work objectives by following and executing on assigned process plant production schedule.

    Health, Safety and Environment:

    • Maintain a high health, safety and environmental awareness.
    • Monitor own and peers’ adherence to health and safety measures, protocols, production parameters and standards.
    • Report any deviation from established health and safety measures and protocols to the Process Supervisor.
    • Adhere strictly to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
    • Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices by:
      • wearing mandatory protective clothing and appropriate PPE when and where required.
      • reporting and correcting unsafe acts or conditions.
      • proactively participating in safety meetings and promotes safe working practices.
      • strictly adhering to established SOP’s, STP’s, work policies and security procedures.
      • actively partaking in hazard identification and correction.
      • reporting environmental spills immediately and taking appropriate action to prevent contamination.
      • attending all safety meetings.    

    Working Conditions:

    • The incumbent is entitled to built-in overtime per the shift roster (6x3) schedule.
    • The incumbent is required to operate equipment/plant for extended periods.
    • The incumbent conducts precise work and there is a continuous demand for a high degree of concentration for extended periods.

    Work Environment:

    • The noise level in the control room environment is minimal, however the employee is occasionally required to operate in a safety-critical environment. 

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

    • Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs, and dust mask based on working conditions.

    Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:
    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Senior School Certificate Examination
    • Possess an E-Class driver’s license
    • Have a Mincom Process/Equipment Operations Certificate of Competence will be an added advantage

    Additional Knowledge:

    As a minimum, declared competent in the following Metalliferous Courses (Citi and Guilds):

    • MNMPRD104A – Conduct Pump Operations.
    • MNMPRD105A – Conduct Valve Operations.
    • Successful completion of other Metalliferous courses (Citi and Guilds) is preferable.
    • Working knowledge of processing plant equipment.
    • Working knowledge of process operations, particularly crushing, SAG - Ball Mill Grinding, Leach / CIL, Elution, Reagents and Tails Operation. 


    • Minimum of 5 - 6 years’ operating experience in a gold processing plant, of which a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience should be in Process Plant Operating environment.
    • Process plant commissioning experience will be an added advantage.

    Technical Skills:

    • Strong technical problem-solving skills.
    • Strong decision-making ability.
    • Strong operating and troubleshooting skills.
    • Strong analysis and interpretation skills.
    • Strong communication (written and verbal in English) and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to direct others to maintain the required output expected of an operating circuit.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common operational safety signage and directions.
    • Ability to handle and coordinate multiple concurrent activities.

    Behavioral Attributes:

    • Accuracy.
    • Detail focused.
    • Independent.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Multi-tasking.
    • Proactive.
    • Reliability.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Self-responsibility.
    • Team player.
    • Technically Inclined.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Corporation on to apply

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