Nov. 2018 Recruitment At Newmont Mining Corporation Ghana

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5 Nov, 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 Ventilation Engineer


The Senior Ventilation Engineer is accountable for establishing and implementing the Ventilation standards and procedures for Akyem Underground Operations


The core business function is to assist in the delivery of the LOM plan in regards to ventilation support and in accordance to Newmont Standards and Ghana Regulations.

Essential Duties

General Duties

  • Accountable in conducting Primary/Secondary Ventilation Surveys and inspections
  • Accountable in conducting Heat Load Surveys
  • Accountable in conducting Wall monitoring/pressure surveys
  • Checks on daily primary fan / refrigeration performance
  • Undertake reports based on monitoring results, Primary/Secondary surveys etc
  • Undertake work Instructions and requests were required
  • Audit ventilation infrastructure and consumable supplies when required
  • Maintain a ventilation instrument register and ensure all calibrations are scheduled
  • Accountable for budget preparation activities within your team and be accountable for the timely delivery of the outputs required from you
  • Evaluate and propose optimum ventilation engineering solutions for problematic situations (based on accumulated data/information) which threaten the achievement of planned objectives.

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.

Training & Experience


Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering or similar

A minimum of 8 years’ experience in an underground environmentPreviously worked as a Senior Ventilation Engineer for a minimum of 5 years

Strong knowledge of Deswik, Ventsim software preferable

Knowledge of Ventilation on Demand system highly desirable

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access)

Working Conditions

Combination of office and UG mining conditions.

Moist wet surfaces with section of continuous water fall.

Potential for extreme dust particles and high heat/humidity.

Noise exposure within the requirements for earplugs or/and ear muffs.

Dark environment which requires personal attachment of lit head gear.Underground conditions include steep decline with section of uneven terrain.

Unventilated areas with asphyxiating gaseous environments.

Working with corrosive chemicals

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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