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  • Posted: Dec 9, 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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    Process Control Technician

    To conduct the safe troubleshooting, replacement, repair, testing and general maintenance of electrical and instrumentation production equipment and systems, according to electrical codes and specifications, to optimize plant processing and production.

    Essential Duties
    Electrical Maintenance

    •     Execute on electrical maintenance tasks for completion, arising out of schedules received from the C & I Supervisor.
    •     Conduct daily work planning around STP’s, JHA/FLRA
    •     Identify, resolve, and correct detected C & I faults and defects in equipment.
    •     Troubleshoot technical and/or operational problems.
    •     Conduct in-depth investigations into faults affecting equipment operations and process flows.
    •     Diagnose and repair electrical power and control systems, AC V/S drives, and associated electrical equipment.
    •     Perform routine maintenance on all electrical equipment, in line with approved maintenance standards.
    •     Perform a variety of other maintenance tasks, including predictive and preventative electrical and instrumentation maintenance.
    •     Perform installations, maintenance, and repair activities, in accordance with OEM specifications.
    •     Read and utilize electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, single line diagrams, and circuit diagrams.
    •     Utilize hand tools, portable electrical tools, and maintenance shop equipment safely and effectively.
    •     Test repaired equipment to determine the extent of effective functioning, including but not limited to maintenance of MCC’s, motors, and drives.
    •     Confirm that tag-outs / lock-outs are in place when disconnecting/connecting and removing electrical motors.
    •     Monitor substations in the plant and carry out any maintenance procedures.
    •     Attend to breakdowns and power outages.
    •     Maintain sufficient spare availability and stock levels.
    •     Contribute to the development of Standard Task Procedures (STP’s).
    •     Strive to reduce downtime and minimize costs.

    Reporting

    •     Maintain records of maintenance and repair work.
    •     Compile reports on field observations and factor results in weekly/fortnightly planning.

    Solutions Analysis

    •     Examine all malfunctioned electronics and machines and diagnose whether to fix or replace them.
    •     Analyze specified problems and issues to find the best technical solutions within OEM specifications and in accordance with local codes
    •     Provide a hands-on solution for electrical faults and defects to equipment and machinery
    •     Produce daily reports indicating the jobs completed for the day and submit the report to the C & I Supervisor.

    Work Scheduling and Allocation

    •     Accomplish work objectives by determining own daily work and prioritization schedule.
    •     Coordinate with support services and other Technicians, as necessary

    Training & Experience

    • Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
    •     Diploma or relevant certification in Electrical Engineering.
    •     Electrical Trade Test Certificate.

    Additional Knowledge:

    •     Strong knowledge of applicable electrical codes.
    •     Strong knowledge of process instrumentation.
    •     Sound knowledge of electrical maintenance principles and industry standards.
    •     Knowledge of the work management process.
    •     Knowledge of planning and scheduling.

    Experience: 

    •     Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ electrical maintenance experience in a mining plant/process environment.
    •     Wide-ranging experience across various voltage electrical works – extra-low, low, and high.

    Technical Skills:

    •     Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
    •     Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    •     Sound computer literacy skills (SAP, MS Word, Outlook, and other Windows applications).
    •     Ability to identify problems and to report by using technical names of equipment parts.
    •     Ability to develop/maintain electrical distribution, generation, and transmission systems and networks.
    •     Ability to correctly read power meters and record the readings accurately.
    •     Ability to manage the quality of operations, in accordance with the quality standards of the organization and international best practice.
    •     Ability to work with the following:
    •     Electrical Distribution Systems
    •     Electrical Motors
    •     Distributed Control and PLCSystems
    •     Valves, Positioners, Actuators
    •     Transducers and Transmitters
    •     Digital and Analog Field Components
    •     Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

    Behavioural Attributes:

    •     Accuracy.
    •     Detail focused.
    •     Follow-Through.
    •     Hand-Eye Coordination.
    •     Independent.
    •     Quality Oriented.
    •     Reliable.
    •     Safety Conscious.
    •     Self-Motivated.
    •     Team Player.
    •     Technically Inclined.
    •     Work well under pressure.

    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 work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
    •     Work Environment: The employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful/dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee is frequently exposed to noise more than 85 decibels, and high-temperature hazardous materials (chemicals and fumes during work at Reagent, CIL, and Elution), sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, etc. The incumbent will regularly lift heavy materials and/or operate heavy machinery.
    •     Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, earplugs, and dust mask according to working conditions.

    Method of Application

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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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