Posted on :
18 Sep, 2018
18 Sep, 2018
Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.
Newmont’s 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 Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.
Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.
Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.
The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.
Job Title: Crane Operator
To operate cranes of varying sizes, in accordance with job requests and within the OEM guidelines and load specifications of the crane, to ensure safe lifting of plant and equipment.
Operate crane under general supervision of the Shift Supervisor.
Perform supporting operational tasks (such as reporting, check list completion etc.) associated with crane operations, by following established processes.
Manipulate or depress crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement, according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
Lift, position and place machinery, equipment or other large objects within the limitations of the size of crane being utilized.
Load and unload trucks according to requirements.
Place blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing when lifting heavy loads.
Operate crane according to signals from spotters and / or riggers.
Accomplish work objectives by determining own work schedule, coordinate with support services and assign short-term tasks to riggers, if necessary.
Perform monthly inspections on the machines, document and file them.
Carry out task preparations and assist with basic maintenance and repair of cranes, following detailed instructions.
Make sure all load tests and certifications are up to date to comply with minimum legal requirements.
Make sure that the cranes and equipment are in a safe working condition.
Complete job cards, service quality summaries, and all other necessary paperwork.
Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
Inspect the equipment to check and identify any basic risks.
Execute all crane operations in a safe manner.
Minimise the potential risk for personal injury or equipment damage by rigorously following established SOP’s and STP’s
Training & Experience
Basic educational level
Crane Operator certification/licenses.
MINCOM Operator certificate of competence advantageous.
Knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
Knowledge of crane operation and rigging standards.
Minimum of 5 years crane operation experience in a mining plant or similar environment.
Communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
Crane calibration for correct lifting with load cell.
Operation of crawler and RBT’s crane for lifting of heavy equipment.
Operation of overhead hoist for lifting heavy equipment around mill area, for e.g. motors, pinions, gearboxes.
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 for extended periods, climb stairs, walk and stand. The job requires working at heights