Newmont’s Ahafo mine is located along the Sefwi Volcanic Belt, a northeast-southwest trending volcanic belt in western Ghana. Ahafo is in the Brong Ahafo region, approximately 307 Kilometers northwest from the national capital city of Accra.
Commercial production at Ahafo began in 2006. Ahafo has two primary ore zones: Ahafo South and Ahafo North. Mining is currently underway at Ahafo South.
Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, 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 programmes 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: Maintenance – Surface
Job Title: Advisor – Auxiliary and Light Vehicle
The Advisor – Auxiliary Equipment & Light Vehicle coordinates/ leads the efforts of a maintenance team to deliver scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services to ensure the safe and reliable performance of all mobile equipment.
- Supervise/coordinate the delivery of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services for mechanical repairs.
- Coordinate/schedule with planning & operations to ensure safe access to equipment and strive for “PM to PM” mission statement on fleet.
- Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in all work areas to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and contractors.
- Spend significant time in the field – “visible felt leadership” – interacting with the workforce.
- Conduct quality incident investigations (injury, significant near-miss and equipment damage), complete with detailed RCA (root cause analysis and practical corrective actions. Ensure that the corrective actions are effectively implemented and tracked.
- Recruit for Supervisor and Maintenance Technician roles as required. Ensure that succession planning key roles is in place.
- Transfer knowledge and build leadership and accountability skills in national staff.
- Oversee/support the performance evaluation reviews of the Maintenance Technicians.
- Focus on contamination control improvements.
- Excellent and demonstrated personal commitment to safety & health – completing JSAs (job safety analysis) and ensuring any findings are documented and completed.
- Targeting “zero spills”, however required to report are breaches in accordance with site policy.
- Satisfy requirements specified in the Mine Maintenance Vision and Mission statements. Supporting the “Zero Harm” and vital behaviours focuses.
- Develop standard jobs for all auxiliary equipment and light equipment, etc., which include repair procedures, parts lists and tooling requirements.
- Meeting Budgeted fleet reliability targets.
- Contribute to meeting the cost control/budget targets for the Department.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
- Primarily fieldwork in a remote location with some office work.
- Position is based in Ahafo.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
- Graduate Diploma or Bachelor qualification in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or CMRP certified.
- Technical qualification in Maintenance Planning/Asset Management
- Safety Regulatory Compliance Certification
- Environmental Regulatory Compliance Certification
- MS Office Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Outlook)
- Demonstrated safety leadership for both self and for a team
- 10 years crane & medium sized maintenance experience, preferably in a mining environment.
- 5 years frontline supervisory experience, preferably in a mining environment.
- Specialized mechanical/electrical trades experience, particularly with mobile mining equipment.
- Exposure to PdM/CM technologies/methods
- Exposure to Asset Management processes
- Exposure to BI processes/techniques
- Demonstrated commitment to self-education
Skills and Abilities
- Quality Communication: Interacts with a wide variety of departments/roles.Delivers clear and concise instructions to direct reports/maintenance team.
- Managing/Directing People: Leads large team – Maintenance Technicians and Supervisors – critical that the team is all working towards a common goal.
- Team Member/Contributing to Team Success: Role is part of a larger organization – operations, safety, HR, supply, etc. – each person has a part to play to deliver the overall business objectives.
- Driving/Facilitating Change: As a frontline maintenance execution role, it is important to be able to adopt new ideas, improvements and goodpractice. Then implement that change in the work place – safety, health,production, cost reduction.
- Delegating Responsibility: Creation of succession planning opportunities by providing a greater depth of experience through the delegation of responsibility and accountability.
- Focus on Quality: Quality of maintenance execution, not just the time to repair. Minimize rework. Deliver safe and reliable equipment.performance.
- Maintaining Work Standards: Establish consistency across four crews – achieve this by creating and enforcing standards, and repeatability.
- Identifying and Developing Talent: Ensure proper selection of key personnel for the “right roles”. Have a succession plan in place for those roles.
- MS Office Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Outlook)
- Familiarity with maintenance systems such as SAP, Oracle, JDE, Pronto, etc
- CAT SIS or other OEM Specialized Systems.
- Condition monitoring practices such as vibration analysis, ultrasonic testing, thermography etc.
- Proficiency in conducting failure analysis and in the use of root cause investigation techniques.