Newmont Mining Corporation Vacancies 2018

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25 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: Senior Underground STP Engineer


The core business function of the Senior UG Mine Engineer is to advise and support all technical functions of the Technical Services department such as planning and production and across multiple planning horizons. This role will also consult with the Chief mining engineer on possible business improvement ideas and have a key role in the establishment of the business plan.

Essential Duties


General Duties

  • Advice on the development and implementation of weekly, monthly and quarterly production plans in line with operational targets.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all business planning activities required of the technical services team.
  • Advise on the stope design process and performance of all active stopes to maximize recovery and minimize dilution.
  • Apprise the Chief Engineer of opportunities or issues that may affect safe and efficient production through frequent communication.
  • Lead in Business Improvement opportunities by actively contributing to business and cultural improvement initiatives, encouraging team members to participate and identify barriers to production goals.
  • Ensure diamonds drill activities are undertaken in alignment with the 12 month plan and assist in the deliberation of possible geology drill conflicts with mining
  • Manage the creation of all site and regional business reporting requirements and ensure the site reconciliation process is undertaken to a high standard
  • Actively support the site medium term planning team in regards to optimized development layouts, stope designs and mine operating plans
  • Actively support with the integration ofthe open pit site functions and underground mine project
  • Function as advisor and mentor to the site technical team and ensure compliance to site technical procedures and processes.

Safety and Environment

  • Participate and contribute to safe practice and environmental awareness.
  • Actively participate in all Newmont Ghana safety and environmental systems and initiatives.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment in regard to safety and environmental practices.
  • Identification of potential hazards and action that is appropriately taken.
  • Maintenance of a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
  • Raising, discussion and resolution of safety issues at regular meetings.

Become familiar with and strictly adhere to Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environmental standards. Act as a role model in complying with and supporting these standards and practices.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience


  • Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering.


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in an underground environment which includes underground operational time.
  • Previously undertaken engineering disciplines such as scheduling, drill and blast, planning and ventilation.
  • Previously co-ordinated the business planning process for site advantageous.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong knowledge of Deswik, Ventsim software preferable.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word Excel, Access).

Working Conditions

  • Potential for hazardous conditions exists in underground mines and the incumbent must be familiar with them.
  • Potential for adverse environmental conditions exists in some locations.

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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