Truck Operator

Full Time Ahafo Region, Greater Accra Region Newmont Mining Corporation
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Truck 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.

Purpose

To operate haul truck at Newmont to deliver on the daily operational targets, in a safe and controlled manner.

Essential Duties

Operate and drive heavy haul trucks to transport materials.
Remain responsible for the collection and haulage of ore from loading point to dumping destination, at the correct site locations.
Maintain the highest level of production possible by positioning for double side loading.
Confirm that ore and other material is properly hauled according to safety requirements.
Communicate with and receive instruction from the Mine Operations Shift Supervisor and follow the specified instruction and daily haul plan, prior to the execution of activities.
Know the truck assigned and the designated location that the truck needs to be driven to.
Perform pre-start inspections of truck and accessories such as tyres, lights, turn signals, and brakes.
Inspect the truck cabin and assure that all switches are operational.
Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected truck defects or issues.
Attend daily morning safety meetings.
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
MINCOM Equipment Competency.
Driver’s License E.
General understanding of mining operations.
General knowledge in mid-to-heavy equipment operation.

 

Experience:

 

Minimum of 2 – 3 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.

 

Technical Skills

Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
Sound information monitoring skills.
Ability to operate a two-way radio and follow instructions.
Ability to read and understand documentation.
Ability to understand the functions of the EMS/VIMS panels.
Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and supervisor.
Working Conditions

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 at a desk 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 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, ear plugs and dust mask. Incumbent occasionally has to work overtime.
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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