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  • Posted: Mar 13, 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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    Survey Technician

    About The Job

    About This Role

    • To contribute to and participate in providing a detailed survey and evaluation service through the use of scientific survey tools and equipment.
    • To retain optimum mining levels of the ore body and maintain the longevity of a continuous ore supply.

    In This Role You Will;
    Health, Safety and Environment:

    • Deliver on prescribed outcomes and /or provide support services by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
    • Ensure that safety standards are adhered to.
    • Attend monthly safety inspections and meetings.
    • Survey Data Calculation and Aggregation
    • Compile obtained data from various sources to generate maps.
    • Collect, measure, record and calculate survey work/field data based on readings obtained from instrumentation and channel inputs into designated systems.
    • Check spatial data to verify the integrity and accuracy of data for quality assurance / quality control purposes.
    • Plot the survey results emerging out of the spatial data.
    • Work in conjunction with Surveyors, Geologists and Mine Engineers to confirm that data is accurately collected, presented and utilized.

    Survey Execution:

    • Assist Surveyors on the field to conduct and undertake the surveys works for the mine.
    • Maximize effective vehicle and product movements by undertaking routine surveys to measure movements to and from the mining pit and product stockpiles.
    • Assist in other field work to contribute to other mine requirements.
    • Establish, operate and adjust equipment at surveying job sites.
    • Insert flaggings around pegs and tapes for blasted material by digging polygon boundaries.
    • Control pit and / or bench limits through the picking and staking out of crests and pit boundaries.
    • Place controls in the mining area by battering profiles and conducting highwall integrity checks.
    • Assist in controlling pit / waste dump limits through the determination of line definitions and examination of problem areas.
    • Operate field GPS, total station, handheld GPS, levelling Equipment to determine as-built pickups for volume calculations and defining field points for the mining engineers.
    • Inspect, adjust, test and monitor the performance of survey equipment (GPS, total station, handheld GPS), levelling equipment and other related systems.
    • Maintain and regularly calibrate surveying instruments and equipment to enable continuous and accurate operation of mining activities.
    • Prepare topographic maps, aerial photo mosaics, and other custom land survey products as required.
    • Conduct quality assurance checks on surveys and provide recommendations on any technical issues encountered.
    • Commit to attending scheduled training and play an active role on ones’ own ongoing professional development.
    • Be responsible for operating the light vehicles.
    • Ensure to stock the light vehicle with hammers, pegs, flagging tapes, tape measures, aerosol spray and other survey gears for survey task.

    Survey Planning and Preparation:

    • Assist in the planning of field surveys for the mine (i.e., Open Pit).
    • Set up reference points as benchmarks.
    • Contribute to the preparation of detailed drawings, charts and mine plans.
    • Assist in the planning of routine maintenance and attend to any equipment variances that may arise.
    • Lay out blast patterns (i.e., drill patterns, after-drill pick-ups and ore control polygons), prior to blasting activities.
    • Assemble and disassemble markings, stakes and other signifiers at pre-determined survey locations.

    Survey Outcome Reporting:

    • Compile survey notes and reports and deliver report outcomes to the Surveyor for final review and decision making.
    • Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist;
    • Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
    • A minimum of a Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
    • A certificate of completion in survey related training.
    • A valid Ghanaian driving license.

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Sound knowledge of planning and scheduling.
    • Sound knowledge of the work management process.


    • A minimum of 2–3 years’ experience in the mine surveying field within an open pit mining environment.
    • Experience in mine development or construction, engineering surveys and exploration surveys.

    Technical Skills:

    • Strong technical acumen in survey equipment, systems and software.
    • Sound technical trouble shooting / fault finding.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Sound computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, mine planning / surveying systems – GIS and ArcGIS.
    • Sound data analysis and report writing skills.
    • 3D visualization skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate understanding of mine operations and survey functions.
    • Ability to demonstrate comprehension and operation of survey equipment.

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Accuracy.
    • Analytical.
    • Detail focused.
    • Quality oriented.
    • Reliable.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Team player.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Corporation on to apply

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