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  • Full Time
  • Ghana


About This Role:

  • To obtain high quality samples and be responsible for all field sample collections (i.e. ore control, moisture, and density samples) and submissions, which forms the basis of generating ore control dig polygons for mining.

In This Role You Will:

Geological Sampling

  • Validate blast pattern designs.
  • Undertake various daily sampling activities (i.e. Blast Hole, Trenches, and Grab).
  • Carry out all sampling activities following Short Term Planning’s, to ensure that the best ore sample quality is obtained.
  • Place pegs in the correct positions and label them to enable easy identification after drill pick-ups by survey.
  • Ensure that representative samples are taken as specified, and on time.
  • Conduct on-site sample split down to the required sample size, for delivery to the assay lab (in the case of drill core and Reverse Circulation (RC) sampling).
  • Record samples from the drilling contractors at the drill site and assay lab.
  • Number sample bags correctly to contribute to the accuracy of Ore Control dig block grade estimations.
  • Transport infill drillhole cores from field to core shed.
  • Participate in drill core mark-up, core cutting, core orientation, and core photography.
  • Obtain reviews from the Geological Technician and the Grade Control Geologist regarding quality of ore samples.

Geological Sampling Assistance

  • Assist in operating Light Vehicles for sampling activities and Ditch Witch machine for cutting sample trenches.
  • Assist the Geology Technician in the facilitation of sample sorting and submissions at the Lab.

Standards and Quality Compliance

  • Work within current Newmont Compliance and Quality standards, processes and procedures.
  • Check to see that samples are collected in the appropriate bags with the correct labelling.

Health and Safety Management

  • Accept personal responsibility for own health and safety, as well as health and safety of peers.
  • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed.
  • Abide by and support others in carrying out activities according to Newmont Health and Safety principles.

Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Senior High School Certificate/Graduate Geologist.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Driving License.


  • Minimum of 1 – 2 years’ relevant work experience as a sampler within a mining environment.
  • Prior experience in an open pit environment and / or conducting basic geology related activities is preferable.
  • Prior experience working in or being involved with drilling and sampling is preferable.

Technical Skills:

  • Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Good manual dexterity skills.
  • Good mechanical tools skills.
  • Good time management skills.

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Accuracy.
  • Commitment
  • Literacy.
  • Methodical.
  • Numeracy.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Safety Conscious.
  • Self-Checking.

Working Conditions

  • Position is site centered.
  • Incumbent works mostly in the pit, where they are exposed to broken rocks on the pit floor due to blasting.
  • Incumbent may be exposed to dust and noise from drill rigs and mining activities in the pit.
  • Incumbent is exposed to moving rigs and other machinery in the pit.
  • Incumbent has to work on a shift basis and may include night duties.

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