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Fixed Plant RCM Lubrication Trainee

Date:  Jan 8, 2022

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.

About this role

Looking to learn a trade for life with the largest American-owned gold company in the world?
Do you love learning new skills and putting in a hard day's work?
We are looking to add safety-minded individuals to our dedicated team and will provide the job training necessary for you to be successful! 
Take the initiative and start your career now!

Your role will consist of

•    We align with State and Federal and Newmont Policies and Procedures regarding Safety and Environmental regulations and standard methodology.
•    We protect, troubleshoot & analyze potential defects in machinery related to process operations i.e. Mill, ADR, Crusher etc.
•    We maintain machine integrity by providing a robust lubrication regime.
•    We collect, analyze and interpret critical machine data to save downtime and reduce maintenance costs using oil sampling, vibration collection, thermal images, airborne and structural ultrasound & ultrasonic testing techniques .

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

  • Able to drive a motor vehicle, and must possess a valid driver’s license with at the least one-year of driving experience
  • Able to read, write and possess basic math and science skills to complete daily reporting and analyzing requirements.
  • Reliable, consistent work history.
  • Mechanical/Electrical Trade experience is helpful, but may not be required.

Trainee Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate ability to follow directions, consistently follow company policies and procedures, maintain a high level of efficiency, demonstrate ability to apply knowledge gained and work as a team member. Ability to come-up with practical solutions to problems.
  • This position will start as a temporary position for external applicants and will be handled through a temp agency for the first 90 days. This will be a temporary assignment for internal candidates.
  • This position will include 30, 60 & 90 day evaluations. If candidate is progressing at the encouraged pace, the candidate will transition to full-time employment in the Fixed Plant Maintenance Department, that includes the possibility of RCM level advancement through the Newmont Line of Progression Program
  • If candidate does not meet the encouraged criteria, goals or display Newmont’s values, this trainee position will close. Internal Trainee’s may be transferred back to previous assignment and/or invited to bid on other opportunities. External Trainee’s may be eligible to bid on open positions or employment may be terminated.

A Trainee candidate must be able to learn and perform the following principles:

•    Contribute to site safety management programs & improvements. 
•    Assist in Environmental State and Compliance Inspection.
•    Ensure that work execution standards are reliable, repeatable and best practices are replicated across all fixed plants.
•    Understand maintenance reliability to reduce unplanned downtime and re-work
•    Housekeeping to ensure everything is clean, in it’s proper place and organized
•    Ability to explain the principles of lubrication (purpose, types, methods, viscosity, film strength, etc.)
•    Ability to identify the location of all oil/grease lubricated equipment, correct type of lubricant to use and the location of filters and strainers.
•    Ability to perform manual lubrication, change filters, drain and fill oil, take a quality oil sample, change breathers, etc.
•    Carry out oil sampling, vibration, thickness testing, thermography, etc. routes.
•    Send oil samples to the Laboratory for analysis.
•    Support the maintenance team on lubrication tasks, acting as the SME in this area and applying best lubrication practices.
•    Proper lubrication and servicing of mechanical and electrical equipment.
•    Basic understanding of hand tools, their uses and safe handling practices
•    Basic computer skills (email, website, drives and CMMS)
•    Good verbal and written communication skills

Your Location and Working Conditions


  • You will work 10 hour Day shifts, Mon-Thu or Tues-Fri, 06:00-16:30
  • The Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V) Mine site is located at elevations ranging from approximately 9,400 ft. to 10,600 ft. above sea level. Workers in this position are routinely exposed to conditions at various work sites throughout this range of elevations and must be physically capable of working at this altitude.
  • Weather conditions can and do change frequently, and can become severe at times.
  • Ability to complete work tasks while exposed to weather conditions / elevation.

The hourly rate offered for this overtime-eligible role is $26.62. The hourly rate is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The hourly rate offer will not be based on a candidate’s wage rate history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about wage rate history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont. 

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; 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.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired.  This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs