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  • Ghana

Newmont Corporation

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in Africa, Australia, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925. At Newmont, people create the value in the metals we mine and are ambassadors in the communities where they live and work. As a team, we foster an environment in support of our people vision, where everyone belongs, thrives and is valued. We have built a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can bring their differences to support delivering results together. 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. Join us and unearth your potential in a global company that is at the forefront of shaping the future of the mining industry.

About This Role:

  • To supervise and provide technical assistance and support to Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Technicians to improve system productivity, reliability, safety and stability through the design, construction and maintenance of electrical instruments and entire instrumentation systems.

In This Role You Will:

Contractor Management

  • Supervise and manage E&I contractors, including work orders, service orders, and tracking purchases to ensure that preferred suppliers of labor and materials are used.

Electrical and Instrumentation Execution

  • Conduct ongoing troubleshooting of E&I issues through leading technicians in finding and executing solutions to E&I problems on-site.
  • Plan, schedule and supervise all E&I work, including:
    • Breakdown tasks and resources.
    • Planned tasks and resources.
    • Shutdown tasks and resources.
  • Determine shutdown critical path activities and plan resources to complete activities timeously and achieve expected quality outcomes.
  • Sign-off on requisitions and make relevant purchases of part items at the warehouse.
  • Verify the parts, and estimated time of arrival of items to determine the most appropriate prioritisation of jobs.
  • Collaborate with Operations Supervisors on the best approach to get tasks done without affecting production.
  • Liaise with planning on backlog, scheduling, equipment shutdown planning and resourcing.
  • Review the objectives of the E&I personnel and refer any disagreements to the General Foreperson – E&I.
  • Conduct calibration of instrumentation.
  • Coordinate with other departments to agree on the resourcing of capital projects using maintenance personnel for E&I work.
  • Access required information within E&I systems and make minor adjustments to the control system by:
    • Understanding the control system architecture and software to identify and modify elements.
    • Communicating with the Process Control Engineer to validate and document changes.

E&I Maintenance Supervision

  • Oversee E&I maintenance work in all process areas (i.e., Crushing, Grinding, Carbon-in-Leach (CIL), Elution, Counter Current Decantation (CCD), Waste Storage Facility (WSF), Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF), Powerhouse and Workshop).
  • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensure that safe work practices are followed.
  • Conduct shift handover meetings.
  • Provide technical support when major electrical and instrumentation work is to be carried out on any of the plant equipment.
  • Set up workshops for rebuilding equipment by providing hands-on assistance during maintenance activities to ensure safe work practices are followed.
  • Manage and coordinate daily corrective actions.

 

Health and Safety Management

  • Maintain own and teams’ compliance with Plant procedures, including Managing Operation System (MOS).
  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
  • Conduct periodic safety meetings and inspections.
  • Attend monthly safety inspection and meetings.
  • Lead crew in conducting toolbox meetings.
  • Sign off on risk assessments conducted by crew for critical job execution. Refer higher risk jobs to General Foreperson – E&I.

Management Operating System (MOS) Section Oversight

  • Take accountability for achieving and maintaining level 3 maturity for MOS elements identified as ‘Accountable” in MOS RACI chart.
  • Take ownership of the following MOS elements:
    • Identify New Work (MN10).
    • Assign Work (MN11, M2).
    • Execute Work (MN12).
    • Supervise Work (MN13).
    • Daily Analysis and Review (MN14, M3).
    • Job Analysis & Finalisation (MN17).
    • Capture Job Feedback (MN9).
    • Shift Handover & Line out Planning (MN34, M1).
    • Short Interval Control (GEN01).
  • Assume responsibility for the following:
    • Completing all tasks identified in the Ahafo MOS to the specified quality and timeliness, as assigned to this role.
    • Resolving MOS Element non-conformances by direct intervention/coaching, wherever possible.
    • Referring non-conformances to the General Foreperson for resolution if immediate efforts are not successful.
    • Taking action on identified improvement opportunities to the MOS Element.
    • Verifying that all MOS Element documentation is current and approved changes to the MOS Element are communicated to all involved stakeholders.
    • Inducting new team members in their respective MOS elements.

 

Reporting

  • Produce reports indicating jobs completed for the day and submit the report to the General Foreperson.

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
    • prioritising and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
    • checking and controlling the quality of work outputs.
    • providing on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching.
    • performing the first level of performance appraisal.
    • recommending further / relevant training courses and development actions.
    • disciplining poor performance or actions (first level of disciplinary).
    • approving leave (first signature) and
    • enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings and briefings.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • High National Diploma in Engineering (Electrical).
  • Inspecting Engineering Certification of competency.

 

Additional Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of Electrical instrumentation.
  • Advanced knowledge of the work management process.
  • Advanced knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Advanced knowledge of the operation of the CMMS (SAP).
  • General knowledge of defect elimination methodologies and their interpretation.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable electrical industry standards and recommended practices.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience in an E&I field within a gold processing plant or similar environment.
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience in Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) techniques, such as Vibration Analysis, Thermography and Oil Analysis.
  • Experience in Reliability Centered Maintenance programs.
  • Experience in High Voltage switching programs.
  • Experience in maintenance practices for large brush motors.
  • Experienced in Overhead Power Line maintenance and architecture (Up to 34.5kV).
  • Experienced in Power transformer and accessories maintenance and oil analysis result interpretation.
  • Power cable splicing (up to 34.5kV).
  • Experienced in Power Generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Experienced in analytical instruments, flow and level control/monitoring instruments as well as pressure control and monitoring instruments.
  • Working experience in radiation sources safety and maintenance.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills (RCFA and FMEA).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong information monitoring and management skills.
  • Strong planning, organising and prioritising skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Conflict management and influencing skills.
  • Ability to use the following technical instruments:
    • RTD / Thermocouple and current simulators for trouble shooting of temperature sensors and transmitters.
    • HART communicator for programming and trouble shooting.
    • Dead weight test for calibration of transmitters and gauges.
    • Modiewak for checking dead circuits for residual voltage (low or high).
    • Meggar’s and Multimeter for testing voltage, resistance checks and resistance current.
    • Three phase and single-phase appliance testers.
    • Residual Current Devices testers.

 

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Assertive.
  • Customer focused.
  • Decisive.
  • Directive.
  • Diversity management.
  • Environmental scan.
  • Follow-through.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Influential.
  • Initiating.
  • Lateral thinking.
  • Proactive.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Results driven.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Team player.
  • Technically inclined.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located in the Ahafo North Mine site.
  • 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 at a desk for extended periods, climb stairs, walk, stand and occasionally operating heavy lifting equipment.
    • Work Environment: There is occasional noise exposure to the fieldwork environment.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.newmont.com.

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