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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 provide technical support regarding a variety of electrical and instrumentation activities within the mine, with respect to installations, breakdowns, maintenance and repairs.

In This Role You Will:

Maintenance 

  • Maintain existing electrical and instrumentation equipment in the mine.
  • Locate and diagnose faults on electrical and instrumentation systems and equipment.
  • Investigate equipment when it fails and determine corrective measures, so that reoccurrence can be minimized.
  • Trace circuits of defective units and replace or rectify defective components.
  • Perform High Voltage switching.
  • Inspect transformers and conduct basic maintenance activities (i.e. checking temperature and advising when it should be repaired, replaced or serviced).
  • Perform basic troubleshooting on breakdowns.
  • Conduct lightning detector checks and perform any maintenance service.
  • Conduct fire detector checks and perform any maintenance service or parts replacements.
  • Conduct earth resistance tests, as and when required.
  • Align, fit and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, fixture, templates and microscopes.
  • Attend to breakdowns timeously, as soon as instruction has been received, to ensure that the mine continues to operate effectively.
  • Provide inspections, repairs, installations and recommendations, as and when required.

Installations

  • Work from wiring diagrams, engineering drawings and equipment specifications when making installations.
  • Make calculations for load requirements for circuits and choose the appropriate size and grade of component.
  • Install all new electrical and instrumentation equipment, as instructed by the Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Supervisor.
  • Conduct RCD (Residual Current Devices) testing on all new electrical installations.

Testing

  • Conduct Statutory Earth Resistance Testing as per compliance requirements.
  • Perform appliance testing and tagging (statutory works).

Team Participation

  • Receive job cards from the E&I Supervisor containing daily activities.
  • Participate in daily meetings to receive feedback on the previous day’s tasks.
  • Provide electrical and instrumentation guidelines to all Newmont departments, as and when required.

Health and Safety

  • Adhere and comply to all Health and Safety rules and regulations while on the job.
  • Adhere and comply to all local environmental and mining regulations of Ghana.
  • Wear and maintain adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the job.
  • Maintain general good housekeeping standards within area of responsibility (clean, functional machinery and correctly stored tools).
  • Participate in routine site inspections to ensure a safe working environment.

 

Reporting 

  • Contribute data inputs for the following reports:
    • planned maintenance reports.
    • activity and Incident reports.
    • inspection and H&S reports.
    • weekly Breakdown reports.
  • Maintain protocol and associated channels of formal and informal reporting.

Training & Experience

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technician III.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of electric motors.
  • Knowledge of PLC (Programable Logic Controller), SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) and telemetry systems.
  • Understanding of the operational regulation and protection of High Voltage equipment.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a mining environment.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong planning and organising skills.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawings.

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Detail focused.
  • Directive.
  • Initiative.
  • Flexibility.
  • Honesty.
  • Integrity.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Transparent.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located in the Ahafo North Mine site.
  • Working conditions are determined by the area in which the work is conducted (i.e. Mining operation area, mine Maintenance, lube skid, camps Short Term Permit (STP), portable water treatment plant, Mining Infrastructure, camps and accommodation).

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

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