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  • Full Time
  • Ghana

Newmont 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:

  • Are you able to supervise and coordinate the work completed by the Process Plant Mechanical Technicians to ensure production plans are realized?

In This Role You Will:

Health and Safety Management

  • Comply with the Mine Regulation Act and other applicable regulation clauses that apply to ones’ own work area.
  • Oversee that all statutory requirements are met.
  • Maintain own and team’s compliance with Plant procedures, including Management Operating System (MOS).
  • Instruct team personnel on safe work practices and conduct regular workplace inspections.
  • 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.
  • Participate in event investigation and share lessons learnt from events from other sites.

Mechanic Maintenance Execution

  • Organize, distribute and coordinate all mechanical works at all the process areas and others to support all of the activities assigned to Process Maintenance, including planning.
  • Work in conjunction with the General Foreperson – Maintenance Planning to determine mechanical maintenance backlogs, scheduling, resource allocation and equipment shutdown planning.
  • Work with Maintenance Technicians to achieve Process Plant equipment efficiency and availability.
  • Assist in the development and review of the maintenance Standard Task Procedures (STPs).
  • Liaise with the Administrative Coordinator in the communication of departmental procedures and policies.

Mechanical Maintenance Supervision

  • Oversee mechanical maintenance work in all process areas (i.e. Crushing, Grinding, CIL, Elution, Counter Current Decantation (CCD), Water Storage Facility (WSF), Tailings Storage Facility (TSF), Powerhouse and Workshop).
  • Assist in mechanical troubleshooting on the mills and associated accessories.
  • Conduct shift handover meetings.
  • Manage and coordinate daily corrective actions.


  • Produce reports indicating the jobs completed for the day and submit the report to the General Foreman.
  • Report safety and environment event into cintellate and participate in event investigation.

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise contractors in the completion of mechanical maintenance work and activities.
  • Work in conjunction with top management and other supervisors, to track maintenance work completion and when contractors are required for work.
  • Supervise team responsible for the maintenance of the process plant and associated facilities.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

  • Schedule tasks for the mechanical maintenance crew according to the drafted plan.
  • Provide and coordinate support to the team executing plant modifications to achieve results in a timely manner.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Diploma or relevant certification in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Inspecting Engineering Certification of competency

Additional Knowledge:

  • Advance knowledge in maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Advance knowledge in mechanical instrumentation.
  • Advance knowledge in work management process.
  • Advance knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Sound working knowledge in maintenance plant equipment.
  • Sound working knowledge in maintenance of Cone Crushers, Grinding mill equipment and Agitators, conveyors and its accessories, maintenance of large slurry pumps, gearboxes, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Working knowledge in Ellipse.


  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience in a mechanical maintenance environment within a mining process plant or similar.
  • Minimum of 3 – 4 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, managing large and diverse teams.

Technical Skills:

  • Advance communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Advance computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project and SAP.
  • Advance troubleshooting skills Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA).

Behavioural Attributes:

  • Assertive.
  • Customer focused.
  • Proactive.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Results driven.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Reliable.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team player.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located at the Ahafo North mine.

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