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Undg Mine Maintenance Foreman- Electrical & Instrumentation

Date: Nov 30, 2018

Location: Brong-Ahafo Region, BA, GH

Company: 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.

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Purpose

To supervise the electrical and instrumentation maintenance personnel and activities for the underground mine with the aims of ensuring equipment is maintained in a fit for purpose and safe condition, delivering optimum plant and equipment availability, minimizing unplanned maintenance tasks and reducing maintenance costs.

Essential Duties

  • Supervision of the electrical and instrumentation maintenance team to ensure they are capable of meeting the business requirements of the underground mine.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of maintenance strategies based in RCM techniques, budgets, plans, forecasts and maintenance reports to ensure the maximum availability of electrical apparatus and installations at optimum cost.
  • Supervise and perform servicing and maintenance on all electrical and installations, in line with approved maintenance standards to achieve the required plant and equipment availabilit
  • To organise, coordinate and oversee the performance of all E & I related activities such as the installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair, inspection and decommissioning of plant and equipment in the underground mine and associated infrastructure in conjunction with the E & I team.
  • Provide hands-on assistance during E&I maintenance activities and ensure that safe work practices are followed.
  • Ensure that electrical and automation team employees are being trained and developed in accordance with the NGGL personnel development program.
  •  Manage and supervise contractors engaged in E & I related activities for the underground mine.
  • Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
  • o Prioritising and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
  • Assist with the adherence of electrical maintenance to all HSLP, Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under Newmont’s Integrated Management System, Newmont vision and values.
  • Oversee and manage electrical compliance for the underground mine and associated infrastructure through the delivery of inspections, audits and reports.
  • Assist with the compilation, maintenance and management of an accurate, complete and up to date electrical schematic register for the underground mine and associated infrastructure.
  •  Assist with the establishment and maintenance of a system for the safe, structured and orderly storage of all E & I maintenance related documentation.
  • Engage with key stakeholders in development of asset management strategies for E & I apparatus and installations.
  • Facilitate communication for operations and outside departments relating to E & I activities for equipment associated with the underground mine.
  • Conduct troubleshooting of all the electrical systems including communication equipment installed ensuring there effective repair and operation.
  • Communicate with maintenance, operational and planning personnel to identify, plan, estimate and organise the proper labor, services, equipment and skills to ensure they are available as required.

Training & Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or other recognized equivalent qualification is highly desirable.
  • Electrical or instrumentation trade qualification or equivalent is required as a minimum.
  • Inspecting or Sectional Engineering Certification of competency / MINCOM Certification is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of mining or heavy industry maintenance practices, principles and standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of industrial work management processes.

    Advanced knowledge of defect elimination methodologies and their interpretation.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance programs.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with High Voltage switching and reticulation systems.
  • Knowledge of underground mining electrical systems is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical control systems.
  • Proven working knowledge of CMMS programs.
  • Strong knowledge of planning and scheduling maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the maintenance practices for large electric motors.
  • Advanced knowledge of the statutory regulations relevant to safety and the environment for the mining industry.

    Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of electrical and instrumentation engineering or maintenance.
  • Proven experience with the installation, commissioning, maintenance, servicing, inspection and repair of electrical apparatus and installations in a large scale mining or heavy industry operation.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising electrical engineering or maintenance teams.
  • Underground mining experience is highly desirable

    Technical Skills:

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), CMMS/ERP and MS Project.
  • Advanced information monitoring and management skills.
  • Possess good planning and organising skills.
  • Possess good time management and task prioritisation skills.
  • Be experienced with document management.
  • Contract management experience desirable.
  • Quality management skills.
  • Demonstrate good report writing skills.
  • Be able to prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Advanced project/programme management skills.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to provide management and support staff with clear and detailed information or guidance to perform their assigned roles.
  • Ability to use maintenance planning tools (i.e. SAP).
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, blueprints and manuals.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong instrumentation and process control skills.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Strong consultation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

    Behavioural Attributes:

  • Assertive.
  • Influential.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Methodical and logical.
  • Display initiative.
  • Neat, tidy and well organised.
  • Results orientated.
  • Be pro-active.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Follow through on tasks.
  • Team player.
  • Be able to work to deadlines.
  • Flexible in the approach to work.
  • Lateral thinking.
  • Deliver work to a high standard of quality.

Working Conditions

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.
  •  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 will be required to work underground. The employee occasionally is exposed to electrical hazards of both high and low voltage. The employee may also be exposed to fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc.
  • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask.

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.


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