Newmont Mining Corporation New Jobs 2021

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5 Aug, 2021

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Construction Jobs in Ghana

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 Description

Job Title: Mine Surveyor

About This Role

To lead and manage Survey Technicians through efficient development and implementation of operating mine survey activities to the highest safety, environmental, social and production standards, in accordance with the business plan.

In This Role You Will:

Communication and Collaboration 

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  • Maintain the focus of the Survey Technicians by providing continuous support, guidance, and communication to ensure that the Mine Plan is achieved.
  • Communicate and liaise with several departments and external contractors.

Health and Safety Management

  • Manage and be responsible for the adherence of Survey Technicians to all health and safety protocols, under Newmont’s Integrated Management System.
  • Ensure that applicable health and safety regulations and compliance programs are implemented.
  • Conduct and attend periodic safety meetings and inspections.

Staff Supervision

  • Lead and support performance appraisals, further training, and development of all Survey Technicians.
  • Coordinate the work of surveying and field assistants and monitor their outputs for quality control.
  • Enhance communication with Survey Technicians through regular feedback, contact, meetings, and briefings.

Survey Data Management and Reporting

  • Liaise with other key mining departments in the collection and aggregation of key data.
  • Provide daily coordination and prioritization of the work for Survey crews to ensure the best utilization of resources to complete the required work requests.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of mine engineering plans for pit development.
  • Deliver survey volumes to management by providing timely and accurate reports to enable effective decision-making.
  • Responsible for updating dumps and stockpiles topography in MineSight as new information is provided.
  • Coordinate with the Short-Term Planning and Medium-Term Planning groups on changes in temporary and final limits of stockpiles, dumps, and special projects.
  • Maintain equipment in good working order.
  • Assist with the improvement of procedures and practices regarding survey data collection.

Survey Execution

  • Prioritize and assign survey tasks to Survey Technicians.
  • Maximize effective ore and waste movement by coordinating routine surveys with the team to measure haul roads, the mining pit and product stockpiles.
  • Inspect surveys thoroughly to determine whether the pit and other mine sites are safe for drilling.
  • Manage surface surveying of all objects and structures.
  • Ensure the Quality Assurance / Quality Check process on pit, waste dump, stockpile, drone, and prism surveys.
  • Assist in managing and coordinating the installation of survey pegs and indicators.
  • Ensure that surveying services provided at the Mine Site meets the highest quality and safety standards.

Survey Planning

  • Assist in planning and updating production surveys, and ensure they are executed according to short term production planning requests, to achieve the mine’s long-term targets.
  • Assist the Chief Mine Surveyor in establishing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Standard Task Procedures (STP’s) and Quality Assurance/Quality Checks (QA/QC) for all survey tasks.
  • Work in collaboration with the Surveyors on detailed Mine topographical and spatial designs to reasonably predict earthwork movements and associated costs.
  • Provide surveying inputs and expertise to facilitate the preparation of monthly production plans.
  • Manage the preparation and provision of ore seam plans.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ degree in Geodetic/ Geomatic Engineering / Mine Surveying.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 7 – 9 years’ experience in the Mine Surveying field within an Open Pit mining environment.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong technical acumen in survey equipment, systems, and software.
  • Strong technical trouble shooting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), MS Project, Mine Planning / surveying systems – GIS and ArcGIS.
  • Strong information monitoring and management skills.
  • Sound coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Sound time management skills.
  • Sound report writing skills.
  • Design and volume calculations.
  • 3D Visualization skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and executing of Project works, Mine Operations and other Survey functions.

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Analytical.
  • Decisive.
  • Goal Oriented.
  • Creative Thinking.
  • Leadership.
  • Pro-Active.
  • Reliable.
  • Safety Conscious.

Working Conditions

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described, are a representation of those that must be met by an employee to efficiently perform in this role.
  • Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask.


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