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Advisor - Control Room Operations - Yanacocha Peru

Date:  May 14, 2022

Cajamarca City, CAJ, PE (Peru)


Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corp. ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname.
Newmont operations in South America are trough two different companies, Newmont Peru SRL and Minera Yanacocha SRL.

Newmont Peru SRL was founded in 1983 as an exploration mining company whose main objective is obtain new gold reserves.

Minera Yanacoca SRL start their operations in 1992 in Cajamarca City partnership with Buenaventura, is the largest gold mine in South America.

  • People: Our goal is to maximize the competitive advantage we realize through our people.
  • Health & Safety : Our goal is to achieve zero harm.
  • Operational Excellence: Our goal is to create a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Growth: Our goal is to deliver profitable production gains.
  • Sustainability and External Relations: Our goal is to gain access to land, resources, approvals and capital.

About this role


The Control Room Advisor (CRA) is an integral part of the Processing Operational Support Network (OSN) and is responsible for improving operational consistency and performance across Newmont’s fixed plant control rooms.  The incumbent is responsible for the identification of control system and/or process improvement opportunities through the development of key performance indicators (KPI’s), measuring individual and site performance against internal and external benchmarks. The incumbent shall collaborate and guide site personnel in conjunction with the Metallurgical Analysts and Process Control Engineering teams, to implement, embed and sustain the necessary change required to realize the full value of these improvements, escalating where consensus cannot be reached.

In this role you will

Here is a snapshot 

  • Monitor key site metrics to identify opportunities that improve operational performance.
  • Collaborate with and guide site personnel to implement necessary changes required to realize the full value of operational performance improvements.
  • Develop and maintain a library of operational performance improvements inclusive of current status, value delivery and potential for scalability.
  • Accelerate rapid replication through peer interactions, formal knowledge sharing and participation in global Community of Practice forums.
  • Support the Principal Advisor - Control Room Operations to define appropriate standards and develop global skills and competency framework for control room operations.
  • Train, assess, mentor and coach site Control Room Operators on a regular basis to improve performance in accordance with the global skills and competency framework.

Your training, skills and experience checklist

  • Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations).
  • A minimum of high school education (secondary college preferred).
  • Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma in Process Plant Technology or equivalent (preferred).
  • A minimum of 10 years’ operating experience across common gold processing unit operations including crushing, grinding, gravity separation, flotation, thickening, leaching, filtration, elution and residue disposal.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ control room operator experience in the minerals processing industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practice in mineral processing plant operation as well as previous experience in the optimization of mineral processing plant operation is essential.
  • Experience in coaching/training control room operations is highly regarded.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural working environment is highly regarded.
  • Demonstrate experience in using analytical tools to assess processing plant operational performance (e.g. PI vision, Process Historian, Excel tools, etc.).


Technical Skills:

  • Sound commitment to safety and solid understanding of risk management processes.
  • Sound understanding of gold processing plant unit operation, and process optimization.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of SCADA and Distributed Control Systems.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Advanced Process Control (SGS Advanced Systems, Metso OCS4-D, etc.).
  • Demonstrate initiative with a focus towards identifying the process performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to diagnose, understand and communicate complicated operational challenges and solutions.
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to build collaborative and productive professional relationships across sites and regions.
  • Sound communication, negotiation and facilitation skills across organizational levels.
  • Effective training and monitoring skills.
  • Advance computer competency and experience in the use of applications including Microsoft Office, PI vision, SAP, CMS, etc.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferable.

Working Conditions


The Control Room Advisor supports multiple sites and involves 25% travel.

The role involves a combination of site and home / remote work 


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.

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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