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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 9, 2020
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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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    Geotechnical Engineer

    To provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering and hydrological support related to the design and construction of key features within the mine (i.e. Pit Walls, Waste Dump and TSF) that contribute to the ongoing economic sustainability of the operation. These include: Geotechnical & Hydrological field investigations, monitoring programs, scheduling, data acquisition, modeling and interpretation, and preparation of technical reports.

    Essential Duties

    • Lead construction quality control and quality assurance activities (QA/QC) for the construction of key Geotechnical and Hydrological infrastructural aspects on the mine.
    • Lead geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation monitoring and data collection activities; structural mapping, pit dewatering rate and core logging.
    • Oversee the continuous monitoring of pit walls through visual inspections and instrumentation to for warn any potential instabilities.
    • Conduct verification tests and analysis of the pit walls, waste dumps and stockpiles, ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment.
    • Provide, implement and review mine design parameters for current and future pit, waste dumps and other facilities on the mine.
    • Monitor the dewatering wells network to ensure efficient production and desired drawdown outcomes.
    • Supervise geotechnical and hydrological instrumentation installations in the mine area including prism installation, core drilling, VWP installation and dewatering wells.
    • Meet mining objectives and conform to Newmont mining standards, geotechnical and operational physical standards to promote safe mining operations within legislative guidelines.

    Training & Experience

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Geotechnical/Geological/Civil Engineering.
    • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Open Pit Mining environment, with a solid background in Geology and Hydrology.
    • Experience with Geotechnical and hydrological Software .
    • Experience with MineSight.

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Analytical.
    • Goal Orientated.
    • Interpretation.
    • Integrity.
    • Safety Conscious.
    • Initiative.

    Working Conditions

    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Person will work in an office setting with regular visits to operational areas.
    • Work Environment: The noise level in the field is not usually in excess of 85 decibels. Incumbent is occasionally exposed to noise, fumes, high temperatures, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, unpaved pathways, pinch-points, extreme vibration, excavators and drilling rigs, slippery surfaces.

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    Process Control Engineer

    To co-ordinate, perform and maintain changes to the process control system to maintain the gold production process at optimal target range.

    Essential Duties

    • Build and develop a competent maintenance team capable of carrying out needed programming and / or engineering initiatives.
    • Provide effective on-the-job training and coaching to ensure employees gain new skills and achieve their maximum potential.
    • Deliver training to E&I personnel in PLC & SCADA tasks, aligning to Newmont’s safety, environmental and maintenance practices.
    • Oversee that all machinery and control systems operated by Process Maintenance personnel is done safely and efficiently at all times.
    • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
    • Conduct periodic safety meetings and inspections.
    • Attend monthly safety inspection and meetings.
    • Perform project programming, modifications and hardware modifications.
    • Design and install retrofits to existing systems.
    • Oversee that all modifications and programming changes are consistent with existing process control standards.
    • Maintain records of all changes and modifications to Process Control Systems.

    Training & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
    • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in a process control and instrumentation environment.
    • Strong knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
    • Strong knowledge of the work management process.
    • Strong knowledge in PLC and SCADA control systems.
    • Strong knowledge of maintenance plant equipment.
    • Knowledge of Asset Management principles and practice.
    • Knowledge of the statutory regulations relevant to safety and the environment for the mining industry.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong programming (PLC and SCADA), SQL Scripting skills.
    • Strong Database Administration skills (PI Historian).

    Working Conditions

    • Position is located in a very remote location.  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 office work environment is minimal.  Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc.
    • 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.

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    Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor

    To supervise and provide technical assistance and support to Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technicians to improve system productivity, reliability, safety and stability through the design, construction and maintenance of electrical instruments and entire instrumentation systems.

    Essential Duties

    • Supervise and manage E&I contractors, including work orders, service orders, and tracking purchases to ensure that preferred suppliers of labor and materials are used.
    • Conduct ongoing troubleshooting of E&I issues through leading technicians in finding and executing solutions to E&I problems on-site.
    • Determine shutdown critical path activities and plan resources to complete activities timeously and achieve expected quality outcomes.
    • Verify the parts, and estimated time of arrival of items to determine the most appropriate prioritisation of jobs.
    • Liaise with planning on backlog, scheduling, equipment shutdown planning and resourcing.
    • Oversee E&I maintenance work in all process areas (i.e. Crushing, Grinding, CIL, Elution, CCD, WSF, TSF, Powerhouse and Workshop).
    • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensure that safe work practices are followed.
    • Take accountability for achieving and maintaining level 3 maturity for MOS elements identified as ‘Accountable” in MOS RACI chart.
    • Set up workshops for rebuilding equipment by providing hands-on assistance during maintenance activities to ensure safe work practices are followed.
    • Take ownership of the following MOS elements:
    • Identify New Work (MN10).
    • Assign Work (MN11, M2).

    Training & Experience

    • High National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical).
    • Inspecting Engineering Certification of competency.
    • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience in an E&I field within a gold processing plant or similar environment.
    • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
    • Experience in Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) techniques, such as Vibration Analysis, Thermography and Oil Analysis.
    • Experience in Reliability Centered Maintenance programs.
    • Experience in High Voltage switching programs.
    • Experienced in Overhead PowerLine maintenance and architecture (Up to 34.5kV).
    • Experienced in Power transformer and accessories maintenance and oil analysis result interpretation.
    • Working experience in radiation sources safety and  maintenance.

    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.
    • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit at a desk for extended periods, climb stairs, walk, stand and occasionally operating heavy lifting equipment.
    • There is occasional noise exposure to the field work environment.  Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces can also be expected.

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