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  • Ghana

Newmont Mining Corporation

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.

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 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’ days 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.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Ahafo North site. 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 work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
    • Work Environment: The employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee is frequently exposed to noise more than 85 decibels, and to fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc. The incumbent will occasionally lift heavy materials and / or operate heavy machinery.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask according to working conditions

Your Training, Skills and Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

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

Additional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of electric motors.
  • Knowledge of PLC, SCADA 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:

  • Act professional and show respect.
  • Assertive and influential.
  • Customer focused.
  • High level of integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Always maintain confidentiality.
  • Reliable and independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Show initiative, be results driven and proactive.

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

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