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  • Posted: Sep 14, 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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    Process Plant Operator

    To operate the process circuits of the Ahafo Process plant and perform all lining duties in a safe and competent manner, whereby optimum production is achieved.

    Essential Duties

    • Monitor and record the operating performance of the process circuit and make appropriate changes to ensure that optimum production is achieved.
    • 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 Supervisor to enable the optimum performance of the Process Plant.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Conduct plant operations to support achievement of the KPIs that pertain to the process plant.
    • 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.

    Essential Duties Continuation

    • Complete all tasks identified in the Processing Operations MOS Elements to the specified quality and timeliness as assigned to this role.
    • Lines all pipes, shuts, feed boxes for an efficient running of the mill
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Training & Experience

    • Senior School Certificate Examination.
    • 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.
    • Minimum of  3 – 5 years’ operating experience in mill lining activities
    • Process plant commissioning experience is preferable.
    • 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 processing plant lining work
    • Working knowledge of process operations, particularly crushing, SAG – Ball Mill Grinding, Leach / CIL, Elution, Reagents and Tails Operation.
    • Support the maintenance team during mill shutdowns and mill lining activities.
    • 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.

    Working Conditions

    • Incumbent is entitled to built-in overtime per the shift roster (6×3) schedule.
    • Incumbent is required to sit at a desk for extended periods.
    • 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 with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment.
    • 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.

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    Truck Operator

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

    Essential Duties

    • 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.
    • Confirm that ore and other material is properly hauled according to safety requirements.
    • 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 assure that all switches are operational.
    • Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected truck defects or issues.
    • Attend daily morning safety meetings.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Senior High School Certificate
    • MINCOM Equipment Competency.
    • Driver’s License E.
    • General understanding of mining operations.
    • General knowledge in mid-to-heavy equipment operation.

    Experience:

    • 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

    • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing 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.

    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 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 hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask. Incumbent occasionally has to work overtime.

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    Shift Supervisor – Mine Operations

    To coordinate and provide shift direction to the operators on operational activities of the mine crew in the open pit area, in a safe manner, and coordinate resource allocations to effectively complete the activities.

    Essential Duties

    • Oversee the shift to daily operational execution of mine plans.
    • Put in short interval controls, based on the mine plan, and make any necessary adjustments and changes to the shift, to meet daily target projections.
    • Coordinate and pair Operators with the relevant equipment required to execute tasks.
    • Supervise the implementation of reclamation, wall cleaning, road construction and maintenance activities.
    • Coordinate with Maintenance, Underground, load and haul and Engineering in the completion of daily Mine Operations shift activities.
    • Communicate with the Dispatcher regarding hazards encountered to provide sufficient information to Operators for the smooth running of Operations.

    Essential Duties II

    • Supervise the operators in the implementation and completion of road maintenance.
    • Oversee that Mine Operations shift work meets established statutory standards in the operation of the mine.
    • Revert to the Engineering team to potentially change shift plans for a particular area, arising out of work hazard detection.
    • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensure that the Operators follow safe work practices.
    • Liaise with the Training Department to arrange the receipt of training schedules and times for the national workforce.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations)

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Mine / Civil Engineering, Geology or related field.
    • Mine Foreman Certificate.
    • Ghana Statutory Certification for First Aid and Blasting.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 – 8 years’ experience in a mining environment, with a minimum 2 – 3 years’ experience should be in a shift supervisory capacity.

    Technical and Behavioural Attributes

    • Accuracy.
    • Continuous Learning.
    • Dedicated.
    • Detail Oriented.
    • Hand-Eye Coordination.
    • Honesty.
    • Strong technical communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project.

    Working Conditions

    Position is 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 in the cabin of heavy mining equipment tracking over uneven surfaces 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, moving machinery, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, earplugs and dust mask according to working conditions.

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    Drilling Supervisor

    To coordinate, direct and lead blast hole drilling activities, in a safe manner, and coordinate resource allocations to effectively complete the activities.

    Essential Duties I

    • Execute short, medium and long-term mine drilling plans.
    • Implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the area.
    • Oversee and coordinate the weekly plan for the initiating of drilling schedules.
    • Coordinate, prioritize and assign drilling tasks for completion to meet blasting target goals.
    • Prepare the drill pattern for blasting and conduct final priority drilling inspection.
    • Conduct pre-drilling risk assessments on drilling areas to provide assurance on the safety of all equipment and staff, and to prevent the possible rock fall and / or collapse.
    • Install physical critical controls (i.e. demarcations, flags, cones) and make sure that all are in place, prior to drilling.
    • Obtain survey limits from the relevant stakeholders to determine drill sites.
    • Coordinate and pair the drilling crew with the relevant equipment required to execute tasks.

    Essential Duties II

    Undertake safety inspections of the drilling work sites, before, during and after drilling activities.

    • Schedule and supervise all drilling activities, by overseeing and evaluating works-in-progress and assure that all activities meet quality control standards, specifications, codes and regulations.
    • Identify opportunities for both short, medium and long-term interval controls, based on the drilling plan, and make any necessary adjustments and changes to the shift, to meet daily target projections
    • Coordinate with Supply Chain to procure and keep raw consumable stock levels up-to-date.
    • Coordinate with Mine Maintenance to assure that maintenance requirements are reported timeously and to secure maintenance equipment availability.
    • Communicate with Dispatch regarding the capturing of drilling delays in the JIGSAW system for updating real-time consumable information for better future planning and continuous improvement purposes
    • Suggest opportunities for continuous improvement of drilling activities.

    Essential Duties III

    • Comply with safe drilling procedures for both Newmont and contractor staff.
    • Verify that all Newmont health and safety principles are upheld by staff.
    • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
    • Attend monthly safety inspection and meetings.
    • Supervise all direct reports by:
      • Participating in the recruitment and selection of staff.
      • Recommending the selection of new staff.
      • Conducting crew assessments.
      • Participating in team performance management calibrations.
      • Coaching and mentoring staff.
      • Disciplining poor performance or actions.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations)

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Mine / Civil Engineering, Geology or related field.
    • Mine Foreman Certificate.
    • Detailed knowledge of safety management systems.
    • Detailed knowledge in drilling accessories.
    • General knowledge in heavy equipment operation.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 4 – 5 years’ drilling and blasting experience in large open pit mining environments, of which at least 2 – 3 years’ experience should be in a shift supervisory capacity.
    • Experience of delivering grade control and exploratory drilling operations

    Technical and Behavioral Attributes

    • Assertive.
    • Influential.
    • Customer Focused.
    • Reliable.
    • Independent.
    • Safety Conscious.
    • Initiative.
    • Results Driven.
    • Pro-active.
    • Attention to Detail.
    • Accuracy.
    • Team player Accuracy.
    • Strong technical communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, SAP and ERP/CMMS.

    Working Conditions

    Position is 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 field environment is high. The incumbent is frequently exposed to noise, fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, and extreme weather conditions.
    • 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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    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 I

    • 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.
    • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementation of strategic plans to enhance the operation’s slope stability program and suitable mining bench.

    Essential Duties II

    • 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.
    • Provide engineering assistance to the Mine water balance modeling
    • 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.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations)

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Geotechnical/Geological/Civil Engineering or related discipline.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in an Open Pit Mining environment, with a solid background in Geology and Hydrology.
    • Experience with Geotechnical and hydrological Software such as RocScience (Dips, Slides, Phase, Rocfall) and Dewatering System engineering estimation and modeling.
    • Experience with Geotechnical and Hydrological Modeling and Interpretation.
    • Experience with MineSight

    Behavioural Attributes

    • Analytical.
    • Goal Orientated.
    • Interpretation.
    • Integrity.
    • Adaptable.
    • 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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    Excavator & Shovel Operator

    To operate Shovel and Excavator at Newmont to deliver material to the appropriate destination in a safe and controlled manner.

    Essential Duties

    • Operate excavator machinery according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard task procedures (STP’s).
    • Assist in developing peers to perform quality excavating duties.
    • Perform pre-start checks on the excavators and log results onto the JIGSAW system.
    • Monitor truck payload to minimize over-loading and under-loading. Remain accountable for the digging area of excavation to uphold the highest safety and productivity standards.
    • Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher / Supervisor.
    • Conduct post-shift inspections regarding hazards and defects identified and communicate these to Dispatch / Supervisor and the incoming operators for the smooth running of Operations.
    • Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.
    • Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Shift Supervisor.

    The above duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

    Training & Experience

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Senior High School Certificate

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Mineral Commission Operator Competency
    • License E
    • General knowledge in heavy equipment operation.
    • General understanding of mining operations

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 3 – 5 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.

    Working Conditions

    Position is 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 in the cabin of a heavy mining equipment 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, moving machinery, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, earplugs and dust mask according to working conditions.
    • Incumbent has to work for extended hours.

    Method of Application

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