Excavator & Shovel Operator

Full Time Ahafo Region, Greater Accra Region Newmont Mining Corporation
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 Shovel Operator

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.


To operate Shovel and Excavator at Newmont to deliver material to the appropriate destination in a safe and controlled manner.

Essential Duties

Operate excavator machinery according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard task procedures (STP’s).
Assist in developing peers to perform quality excavating duties.
Perform pre-start checks on the excavators and log results onto the JIGSAW system.
Monitor truck payload to minimize over-loading and under-loading. Remain accountable for the digging area of excavation to uphold the highest safety and productivity standards.
Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher / Supervisor.
Conduct post-shift inspections regarding hazards and defects identified and communicate these to Dispatch / Supervisor and the incoming operators for the smooth running of Operations.
Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.
Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Shift Supervisor.

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

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):


Senior High School Certificate

Additional Knowledge:


Mineral Commission Operator Competency
License E
General knowledge in heavy equipment operation.
General understanding of mining operations



Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience working with Code E Vehicles in a mining and heavy industry environment.
Experience in working within an active open pit mine is preferable.
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.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit in the cabin of a heavy mining equipment for extended periods, climb stairs, walk and stand.
Work Environment: The noise level in the field environment is minimal. Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, high temperature, moving machinery, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces, extreme weather conditions.
Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, earplugs and dust mask according to working conditions.
Incumbent has to work for extended hours.

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