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Drilling Senior Supervisor

Date:  Sep 23, 2021

Cripple Creek, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont (www.newmont.com) 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 is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and 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 high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

Your role

In this role, you will manage a Drill Service Provider to guide the completion of surface and  underground drill programs for both Exploration and Technical Services Departments.  The successful candidate will be responsible to develop  a culture of continuous improvement with safe execution and the environment being the base of all work  programs and  in line Newmont Global standards, and CC&V procedures.  As the Drill Supervisor, you will be an integral part of the site Exploration Leadership team and will be expected to operate at a high performance level, in a fast paced operating environment and contribute to the team goals and objectives. The key performance metrics are safe execution of work and delivery of reserve and resource ounces into the mine plan.  You will work in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner.

What you will do


•    Enrolled Safety Leader championing the delivery of Critical Control Verifications as per Fatality Risk Management System
•    Create a pro-active safety culture Drill Service Provider based on Newmont Global standards and CC&V procedures while using various audits to verify compliance
•    Ensures safety standards and procedures are understood and adhered to and updated to reflect company updates and best practices. 
•    Instruct/Coach Drill Service Provider Supervisory Staff and Geology Staff in all drill safety measures including, Drill and Equipment inspections, Task Observation, and Hazard identification. 
•    Coordinate and Execute all safety activities with the Exploration Drill Superintendent 

The candidate must possess:

  • The ability to create and manage a proactive safety driven Drill Service Provider Team while completing the following:
  • Conduct Pre, During and Post drill site inspections and evaluations to assure adherence to safety and environmental policies. 
  • Coordinate with Electrical, Mechanical, and Operations to insure alignment between the services and drill requirements. 
  • Coordinating with warehouse to assure all required drill material is available when needed. 
  • Acting as the primary contact  between the Drill Service Provider and Site Management 
  • Execution of  all drill related contracts at a site level
  • The ability to organize, operate and execute daily functions in a fast underground/surface environment while
  • Coordinate the scheduling of all drill rigs with Site Functions, 
  • Coordinate drill roster with site flight schedule. Requesting all changes in a prompt economic manner. 
  • Tracking and verifying timesheets and drill related invoices. Addressing any discrepancies in a prompt manner with Service Provider Management. 
  • Having the ability to react quickly to internal/external company inquiries and requests.
  • Having the ability to participate in creating and/or improving safety programs and execution according to Newmont Global standards and procedures (standards, blanks, density, field dups, pulp dups etc….)
  • Dealing with changing work variables in and efficient and cost effective manner
  • Contribution to Exploration planning sessions and procurement of required equipment


•    Must be current to new drill technology, safe drill techniques and best practices with a focus on diamond drill machinery and RC drills in the Surface environment.
•    Attend and actively contribute to morning safety meetings
•    Provide drill expertise to all departments 

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

•    Completion of a designated program allowing for surface work. 
•    Computer literacy, experience with Microsoft software is required. Database knowledge (Acquire, GED, Sequel) and experience in SAP finance software is a definitive asset.
•    Preference of at least 10 years of drill experience in  a mining environment.  
•    Great interpersonal skills, innovative and proven ability to work with others. 
•    Demonstrates a comfortable and confident communication style.
•    Clean driving abstract. 

Working Conditions

  • This role will be based in Cripple Creek and Victor.

The salary range offered for this role is $75,680.00 -$99,330.00. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs