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Environmental Technician

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Elko, NV, US, 89801

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

 

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.

Purpose

 

  • Are you passionate about the environment?
  • Do you want to work in an inclusive global company?
  • Do you have experience working in mining reclamation in compliance with environmental obligations and permits?
  • Would you like to be responsible for environmental compliance inspection, sample collection, testing, reporting, and permit applications across multiple legacy locations in Nevada?

This position ensures site compliance with environmental permits and plans.

 

Essential Duties

 

  • Complete environmental inspections, environmental compliance sampling,and audits, and maintain records for documenting compliance with regulatory statutes and company governance.
  • Groundwater, surface water, and soil sample collection, packaging, and shipping.
  • Work with on-site and off-site corporate and consulting personnel in scheduling, planning and assisting with performance of site reclamation and closure activities.
  • Prepare permit applications in collaboration with senior level staff.
  • Documentation and records retention of all sampling events, field parameters and analytical results. Data review, and interpretation. Prepare and distribute environmental compliance reports.
  • Maintain environmental lab including field instruments, sampling pumps and generators. Clean, maintain and calibrate field instruments using standard methods for equipment calibration. Assist in installation of equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain tailing facility and barrel storage areas. Prepare material for shipment to offsite disposal and treatment facilities. Conduct other site inspections as needed.
  • Administer noxious weed control program including identification and mapping of weeds using knowledge of plant identification and habitat, control weeds with proper application of herbicides, and maintain records of control activities.

 

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

Training & Experience

 

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Environmental Regulations and NEPA, RCRA, ISO 14001 preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Mining or extraction industry experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Problem Solver with strong team leadership skills.
  • Consistent track record of successful relationship building and ability to influence regulators and partners.
  • A focus on continuous improvement with a strong ability to stay organized and prioritize, especially in a high pressure, detail oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely while following applicable safety regulations and procedures.
Working Conditions

 

  • Based in Elko, NV you will support reclamation sites in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, and Utah.
  • Approximately 65-75% of your time will be in the field with possible exposure to harsh winter/summer weather conditions, chemical, mine waste, and wildlife.
  • You will be required to travel and assist domestic legacy sites with the possibility of consultation with international legacy sites.
  • Working in this environment, you shall be available to travel as necessary - this may include flying as a passenger in helicopters and small aircraft.
  • Driving to/from sampling and work locations using company vehicles under all weather conditions.
  • Requires lifting up to 70 pounds, sorting of materials, equipment and boxes and small pump repair.
  • Requires operation and interaction with general office computers and a working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Hearing and vision sufficient to distinguish various pitches/colors of warning alarms.
  • Walking on rough, uneven, inclined or wet terrain.

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

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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