Process Plant Operator

Full Time Eastern Region Newmont Mining Corporation 

Date: Nov 13, 2020
Location: Birim North District, ER, GH (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.

Purpose
To operate the process circuits of the Akyem Process plant in a safe and competent manner, whereby optimum production is achieved.

Essential Duties
Process Plant Operations
• Monitor and record the operating performance of the processing circuit and make appropriate changes to ensure that optimum production is achieved.
• Inform the Supervisor of any changes that may affect optimum production.
• Monitor and inspect the process plant equipment to ensure its correct operation and performance.
• Maintain a high housekeeping standard in each of the process circuits.
• Work with the Supervisor to enable the optimum performance of the Process Plant.
• Work with the metallurgical team to ensure the optimum metallurgical performance of the process plant.
• Work with the maintenance team to achieve efficient process plant equipment performance and availability.
• Participate and contribute to the development and review of the Process Operations STPs.
• Conduct thorough shift handover, detailing all relevant information correctly, and detail all information in various logbooks and reports relevant to the incoming shift/crew.
• Participate in continuous improvement programs that will assist in enhancing the performance of the process plant operation.
• Conduct plant operations to support the achievement of the KPIs that pertain to the process plant.
• Maintain an understanding of monthly production targets and progress.
• Operate two-way radio communications clearly and concisely with Foremen, Maintenance Personnel, other Operators and Senior Staff, and follow instructions given.
• Respond to inquiries and instructions in an efficient and timely manner.
• Complete all tasks identified in the Processing Operations MOS Elements to the specified quality and timeliness as assigned to this role.

Work Scheduling and Allocation
• Plan own activities on a shift-by-shift basis according to allocated process plant production schedules.
• Accomplish work objectives by following and executing on assigned process plant production schedule.

Training & Experience
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
• Senior School Certificate Examination.

Additional Knowledge:
• As a minimum declared competent in the following Metalliferous Courses (Citi and Guilds):

MNMPRD104A – Conduct Pump Operations.
MNMPRD105A – Conduct Valve Operations.
Successful completion of other Metalliferous courses (Citi and Guilds) is preferable.
• Working knowledge of processing plant equipment.
• Working knowledge of process operations, particularly crushing, SAG – Ball Mill Grinding, Leach / CIL, Elution, Reagents, and Tails Operation.

Experience:
• Minimum of 5 – 6 years’ operating experience in a gold processing plant, of which a minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience should be in Process Plant Operating environment.
• Process plant commissioning experience is preferable.

Technical Skills:
• Strong technical problem-solving skills.
• Strong decision-making ability.
• Strong operating and troubleshooting skills.
• Strong analysis and interpretation skills.
• Strong communication (written and verbal in English) and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to direct others to maintain the required output expected of an operating circuit.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common operational safety signage and directions.
• Ability to handle and coordinate multiple concurrent activities.

Working Conditions
• Incumbent is entitled to built-in overtime per the shift roster (6×3) schedule.
• Incumbent is required to sit at a desk for extended periods.
• Incumbent conducts precise work and there is a continuous demand for a high degree of concentration for extended periods.
• work environment: The noise level in the control room environment is minimal, however, the employee is occasionally required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful/dangerous machinery and equipment.
• protective equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, earplugs, and dust mask based on working conditions.

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.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes. If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

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