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: Geological Sampler
About This Role
- To obtain high-quality samples and be responsible for all field sample collections (i.e. ore control, moisture, and density samples) and submissions, which form the basis of generating ore control dig polygons for mining.
In This Role, You Will
- Validate blast pattern designs.
- Undertake various daily sampling activities (i.e. Blast Hole, Trenches, and Grab).
- Carry out all sampling activities following Standard Task Procedures, to ensure that the best ore sample quality is obtained.
- Place pegs in the correct positions and labels them to enable easy drill pick-ups by the survey team.
- Ensure that representative samples are taken as specified, and on time.
- Conduct on-site sample split down to the required sample size, for delivery to the assay laboratory (in the case of drill core and reserve circulation sampling).
- Record samples from the drilling contractors at the drill site and assay lab.
- Number sample bags correctly to contribute to the accuracy of ore control dig block grade estimations.
- Transport infill drill hole cores from the field to the core shed.
- Participate in drill core markup, core cutting, core orientation, and core photography.
- Obtain reviews from the Geological Technician and the Grade Control Geologist regarding the quality of ore samples.
Geological Sampling Assistance
- Assist in operating light vehicles for sampling activities and ditch witch machine for cutting sample trenches.
- Assist the Geology Technician in the facilitation of sample sorting and submissions at the laboratory.
Standards and Quality Compliance
- Work within current Newmont Compliance and Quality standards, processes, and procedures.
- Check to see that samples are collected in the appropriate bags with the correct labeling.
Health and Safety Management
- Accept personal responsibility for your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.
- Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed.
- Abide by and support others in carrying out activities according to Newmont Health and Safety principles.
Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
- Minimum of Senior High School or West African School Certificate.
- Minimum of Driver’s License C.
- Minimum of 1 – 2 years relevant work experience as a Sampler within a Mining environment.
- Prior experience in an open pit environment and/or conducting basic geology-related activities is preferable.
- Prior experience working in or being involved with drilling and sampling is preferable.
- Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
- Sound planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills.
- Sound manual dexterity skills.
- Sound mechanical tools skills.
- Sound time management skills.
- Takes initiatives.
- Safety Conscious.
- The position is located at the Akyem mine.
- Incumbent works mostly in the pit, where they are exposed to broken rocks on the pit floor due to blasting.
- Incumbents may be exposed to dust and noise from drill rigs and mining activities in the pit.
- The incumbent is exposed to moving rigs and other machinery in the pit.
- The incumbent has to work on a shift basis which may include night duties.
Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.
Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply