Newmont Mining Corporation Vacancies 2018

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12 Sep, 2018

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Engineering 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: Engineer Mining III

Purpose

To supervise and carry out department functions including: short and long term mine design and scheduling, project analyses and feasibility studies, ore control, reconciliation, geotechnical analysis, mine engineering systems analysis and design, and preparation of detailed reports.

Essential Duties

Mine Planning

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  • Plan and perform Mine Engineering duties related to Mine Production and Development.
  • Develop practical mining plans (mining, blasting and haulage schedule) based on all available geological information to support medium-term and long-term Mine Planning and Production goals.
  • Plan, organise and coordinate surveys, tests or investigations through the collection of data points.
  • Generate and develop pit/waste dump designs; blast designs, blast tie ups and processing plans.
  • Prepare plans for mines, including pits and haul roads for Open Pit operations, using CAD and Mine Planning Software.
  • Prepare the layout of the Mine and its’ subsequent development, as well as the manner in which the ore is to be mined. Prepare reserve estimate figures
  • Optimization of mine planning designs to achieved set targets
  • Design of waste dumps, stockpiles and roads makes sure dumps, roads and stockpiles on the mine conforms to standards specification for design and construction criteria
  • All Stockpile inventory accounting

Mine Analyses and Investigations

  • Screen mine assignments for unusual and/or challenging problems and select techniques and procedures to be applied to non-routine work
  • Interpret the results arising out of the surveys, tests or investigations and prepare recommendations.
  • Contribute to the assessment of manpower, capital and equipment requirements to meet objectives.
  • Participate in engineering feasibility studies
  • Generate short term (i.e. weekly and monthly) production schedules and budgets.
  • Apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Oversee the construction of the mine and the installation of all necessary plant and equipment.
  • Lead the implementation of cutting edge processes and safety practices.
  • Contribute to maximum productivity and extraction rates through the utilisation of the latest and advanced mining methods, procedures and equipment.

Mine Optimization

  • Play a leading role in improving operational efficiency and quality and controlling production costs at all stages of the Life of Mine cycle.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, project managers, supply chain and Mine management to optimise production, reduce costs, solve problems and meet deadlines.
  • Provide troubleshooting support to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Make minor adaptations and/or modifications to established engineering plans and systems.

Stakeholder Communication

  • Lead and collaborate with the mine build team to ensure projects are completed according to set timelines and budgets and high-quality standards.
  • Consult with Geologists, Mine Operations team and other Engineers regarding the design, selection and provision of machines, facilities and systems for mining.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):  Bachelors’ Degree in Mine Engineering.

Additional Knowledge:  Blasting Certificate of Competency.

Experience: Minimum of 5years’ experience in a large Open Pit Mining environment.

Technical Skills 

  • Ability to visualize and communicate mine designs using specialized mine design software.
  • Strong computer literacy skills –  MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, Programming, Coding and Application Software
  • Ability to visualise three-dimensional (3D) layouts.
  • Demonstrate strong supervisory
  • Ability to identify and analyze organizational needs.
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and consultation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to visualize and communicate mine designs using specialized mine design software.

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.
  • Work Environment: The noise level in the office is not in excess of 85 decibels.  Incumbent is however occasionally exposed to noise, fumes, high temperatures, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, unpaved pathways, pinch-points, extreme vibration, excavators and drilling rigs, slippery surfaces at the mine site.
  • Incumbent is based primarily in an office-based environment, which requires a continuous need for a high degree of concentration when dealing with numbers, scheduling, mine plan generations and mine designs

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.

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