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  • Posted: Jun 4, 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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    Ore Control Geologist

    Purpose

    To carry out all in-pit geological activities and ore tracking to the right destination

    Essential Duties

    Grade Control Planning & Execution

    • Plan grade control drilling and sampling activities in the field.
    • Supervise daily ore mining and ensure mining is done to geological standards (i.e. HW → FW, sheeting in ore, ore loss and dilution).
    • Supervise and direct blast hole drilling sequence.
    • Implement and monitor blast movement designs in the field.
    • Conduct blast hole logging and capture structural mapping data in the pit.
    • Track ore material movement in the field and ensure it is captured correctly in the dispatch system.
    • Support STP to deliver the required feed grade to mill through accurate stockpiling and efficient blending.

    Drilling

    • Conduct daily drill dig on-site visits to determine the rate of progression against specified targets and ensure drilling activity is carried out in line with Newmont’s Safety Standards.
    • Carry out geological logging of drill holes including geotechnical and structural data capture
    • Data Collection and Quality Control
    • Capture all geological field data (core drilling, RC drilling, blasthole, density, grab samples, mapping, moisture content etc)
    • Supervise QAQC field sample collection process.
    • Assist with lab audit reviews

    Health and Safety Management

    • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his/her supervision.
    • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed.
    • Abide by and ensure geological technicians carry out activities according to Newmont’s Health and Safety principles.

    Junior Staff Supervision

    • Supervise thectivities of geological technicians and samplers through allocated junior staff member

    Training & Experience

     

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Geology / Geological Engineering/Earth Science.
    • Must be able to meet the requirement of Grade Control Geologist I.

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Sound understanding of Production Geology

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience within a Geology Production environment.

    Technical Skills

    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong decision-making skills.
    • Strong database management skills.
    • Strong capacity planning skills.

    Working Conditions

    • Incumbent has to carry heavy loads and samples.
    • Incumbent has to work in extreme weather conditions (80 – 90% in the field).
    • Incumbent has to work on a shift basis including night duties

    Method of Application

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