Posted on :
27 May, 2016
27 May, 2016
Newmont’s African Regional Headquarters is located in Accra, Ghana, and is one of five core operating regions of Newmont Mining Corporation (http://www.newmont.com/), one of the largest gold companies in the world. Newmont operates the Ahafo Mine in the Brong-Ahafo Region and the Akyem Project in the Eastern Region. The company has approximately 46,000 employees and contractors worldwide, and employs over 6,500 employees and contractors in Ghana. Ahafo Mine: The Ahafo mine has made significant sustainable development projects to its host Ahafo communities. This includes the establishment of the Ahafo Development Fund (NADeF) where the company contributes US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit from the mining operation into the fund.
In 2010, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) voted Newmont Ghana as a leading company in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Malaria prevention. One of the company’s initiatives – The Ahafo Linkages Program, designed to maximize procurement from local Ahafo businesses, also won the most awards at the 2010 Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply UK (CIPS) Procurement Awards.Akyem Project: The Akyem Project is one of Newmont’s new core areas in Ghana. It is currently in the construction stage and is expected to commence production in late 2013 or early 2014.
Newmont was the first gold mining company to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and has for the fifth year running remained on the DJSI. Newmont was recently ranked 42nd in the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, and remains the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index.
Newmont Ghana’s industry leading performance is reflected through its high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our employees, and creating value and opportunity for our host communities and shareholders.
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 and extended mine life makes Newmont a great company to work with.
Job Title: GIS Database Administrator
To execute field-oriented exploration assignments to identify gold resources that has the potential of becoming mine able reserves.
Assist in technical completion of specific parts of exploration, development and mining programs under supervision with the goal of exploiting known deposits and discovering new economic gold ounces to extend mine life and improve project viability.
Collect, record and interpret geological and geotechnical data including field mapping of geological, geomorphological and regolith characteristics, and pit, trench plus drill hole logging.
Input data (field mapping observations, drill hole logging) into database & GIS softwares.
Provide interpretation of GIS (MapInfo) of multiple data sets and plan follow-up programs.
Supervise technicians and junior geologists in mapping, sample collection, drilling, and related activities and also drilling, bulldozer and geological contractors
Plan, supervise and interpret geochemical sampling programmes.
Assist with planning and interpreting geophysical programmes.
Prepare technical reports such as monthly, quarterly, annul, project completion, and environmental regulatory reports. Computer drafting and graph/charts activities may be required.
Become familiar with the Newmont Values and the Companies Safety, Environmental and Community standards and procedures.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to safety and the environment and the ability to work safely on a daily basis and in accordance with the Site Policies and Procedures.
Seek to understand any issues relating to the local communities and communicate any security
Interact effectively with all other Company groups or teams to support company needs, in a timely manner, with flexibility, and using best practices.
Communicate well, both verbally and in written form, with diverse groups (internal and external).
Remain abreast of current developments in the geological discipline through industry, government contacts and review of literature and professional organizations. The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Field based position at various locations (sometimes remote) in Ghana
Position requires majority of time spent in field or logging area. Time spent in the office is for data processing and interpretation as required.
Position is site based and requires majority of time spent in field or logging area
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science degree in Geology or related field with knowledge of basic geological principles.
2-5 years experience in mineral exploration, development and/or mining.
Intermediate to advanced software understanding of MapInfo and Discover.
Understanding of geology and geological concepts
Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database management.
Demonstrate developing technical abilities in accurate mapping, logging, sampling and geophysical data collection and interpretation. Able to prepare maps and drill plans and sections with data and interpret.
Able to prioritize multiple tasks to be completed on time and to required standards and limited direct supervision.
Advanced level of written and spoken English
Able to communicate information to others including other departments
Title: GIS Database Administrator
Requisition ID: 160851