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Process Water Scientist

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Englewood, 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.

Purpose

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

 

About this role

 

The Process Water Scientist II will perform water related testwork in support of Newmont's global operations with prescribed procedures independently under minimal direction.

Essential Duties

•Communicating optimally across various functions of the business to meet deadlines.
•Demonstrating understanding of water test procedures and practices as applied to project development and process operation support.
•Maintaining a professional rapport with lab area partners to deliver on project deadlines.
•Using statistical analytics for data processing.
•Understanding water system process flow diagrams.
•Understanding water treatment processes including membrane filtration, solid liquid separation, and chemical precipitation.
•Understanding cyanide chemistry as it relates to mining processes including cyanide leaching, counter current decantation, and cyanide destruction.
•Reviewing technical data and providing recommendations to partners.
•Designing and setting up water testwork programs to evaluate alternative water treatment processes.
•Executing mass balances and water balances using various modelling tools.
•Designing and setting up water studies that may include hydrometallurgical surveys, water balance surveys, and constituent accounting.
•Understanding and operating water treatment pilot plant equipment.
•Supporting management of water personnel/interns/contingent workers, testwork and the water laboratory facility to deliver support to various Newmont groups such as Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Mining Engineering, Geology, and Exploration.
•Indirectly supervising junior scientists/interns/contingent works through all facets of the job: safety, planning, execution and reporting.
•Submitting of purchase requisitions and contract request forms.
•Acquiring quotes and writing AFE’s as required.
•Budgeting for projects and laboratory operation.
•Promoting and adhering to internal methodologies, policies, procedures and standards by consistently maintaining a high quality of work across all allocated functions.
•Providing input/informed commentary, improvement opportunities and areas of risk to management.
•Being accountable for the quality of work output from the unit department through an ongoing monitoring and audit process.
•Ensuring compliance with all statutory and company standards through training and development and promoting this by example.
•Ensuring that all required reporting meets NMS (Newmont Metallurgical Services) standards and is completed and distributed in a timely manner.
•Aligning with data management practices, including electronic document control, logbooks, and use of shared drives.
•Utilizing all other Newmont reporting platforms
•Ensuring contractors complete required general & work area inductions/on boarding, associated with their scope of contracted work.
•Providing risk assessments (RA), Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and understanding the level of monitoring needed based on the specific contractor.
•Participating and contributing to safe practice and environmental and social responsibility awareness.
•Demonstrating personal dedication in regard to safety, environmental and social responsibility practices.
•Identifying potential hazards and taking appropriate actions.
•Maintaining a high standard of efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
•Raising, discussion, and resolving safety, environmental, and social responsibility issues at regular meetings.
•Reporting incidents, near misses, and hazards through Cintellate and following up the action as an outcome.
•Completing monthly area safety inspection in a timely manner.

 

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

 

Training & Experience
  • 2-5 years’ work experience with relevant degree.
  • +3 years’ experience within a laboratory testing environment is preferred.
  • 6-11 years’ work experience within a laboratory testing or water processing environment without a relevant degree will be considered.
  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Chemical/Environmental Engineering, or related field is preferred.
  • Must possess basic digital literacy such as ability to enter data into a database and work with common spreadsheet and word processing programs such as Excel or MS Word.
  • Able to follow and deliver instructions and work in a team environment.
  • Capable of understanding flow sheets, mathematical problems, mechanical drawings and written procedures.
  • Have a proven understanding of OSHA regulatory issues.
  • Participate in workshops, conferences, and any educational courses directly related to process water and/or other departments of the laboratory that are relevant to the position.
  • Write technical papers and present on topics relating to technologies housed in the water department at conferences, workshops, Newmont events (technical vignettes, monthly meeting).
Working Conditions
  • The position will sit in the Malozemoff Technical Facility.
  • Position requires wearing personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, safety glasses, respirator, earplugs, and gloves to perform duties safely.
  • Position requires work with sample preparation equipment and laboratory standard chemicals, as such chemical awareness is a must.
  • Work will be conducted in office and laboratory environments.
  • Position requires a minor degree of site travel based on business demands.
  • Working in our inclusive environment, telephone calls or other meetings may take place before and/or after normal local business hours to accommodate other regions' work schedules and priorities.

 

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities. With operations on four continents, we are honored to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.


More about Newmont

•Website: http://www.newmont.com/home/default.aspx
•Lifecycle of a Mine: http://lifecycle.newmont.com/
•Blog: http://ourvoice.newmont.com/
•Annual sustainability report: http://sustainabilityreport.newmont.com/


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

 

 

 

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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.


Nearest Major Market: Denver