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Reliability Engineer


Greenwood Village, 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.



Global role responsible for supporting the development and continuous improvement of Asset Management practices, processes, tools and systems to drive Asset Management performance and maximize returns on assets.



Within Technical Services, the Asset Management Group provides strategic leadership and support for Newmont’s asset management work. It aims to ensure that Newmont’s asset management processes and capabilities are a source of sustainable and considerable competitive advantage. This is achieved by focusing on business process standardization, proactive collaboration, competency and capability development, maintenance and reliability practices, relevant global metrics and targeted value-adding asset lifecycle improvements. The group is focused on the basics in a manner that is aligned with our philosophy of continuous improvement.

Within the Asset Management organization, the Specialist, Asset Management will:

  • Support the Principal Advisor, Asset Management in the development and continuous improvement of Asset Management standards and guidelines, performance management, maintenance and reliability practices and safety.
  • Support the Principal Advisor Asset Management in the planning and delivery of strategic Asset Management programs and support implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programs.
  • Work with site planning and reliability teams, to strengthen their capabilities in root cause and reliability analysis and in the use and interpretation of relevant standards, guidelines and tools.
  • Analyze, track and monitor data and information from various sources and systems to identify and recommend collaboration and improvement opportunities at global, regional or site levels.
  • Assist with department budget generation, cost control, communications and change management.
Essential Duties


  • Support the planning and delivery of strategic asset management programs with emphasis on Operate for Reliability, Defect Elimination, Shutdown Management and Operational Readiness.
  • Support the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of selected Asset Management standards, guidelines, technical specification and tools.
  • Work closely with the fixed and mobile maintenance work streams of the Live Work Elimination program to provide technical support on the rapid replication of solutions to live work.
  • Active involvement in site-based Defect Elimination and Operate for Reliability programs
  • Monitor Newmont’s Capital Projects pipeline to coordinate Asset Management subject matter expertise to major project teams to comply with the Investment System requirements.
  • Work closely with site reliability engineers to strengthen their capabilities in root cause, failure and reliability analysis, and in the proper use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Monitor, analyze and trend data and information from various sources, including enterprise systems, to identify and recommend improvement opportunities at global, regional or site levels.
  • Promote collaboration across the global Asset Management community, identifying and facilitating sharing of leading maintenance and reliability practices.
  • Participate in Community of Practice for global asset management personnel.
  • Coordinate department global communications and publications.
  • Support the planning and delivery of collegiate meetings
  • Support the development of the Asset Management annual budget.
  • Track department costs, analyze variance and prepare relevant reports

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


Training & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline with +6 years’ experience in mining, or similar heavy industry and including +3 years’ of site-based or in-field experience at reliability engineer or planner level or above.
  • Experience in reliability engineering including but not limited to data analysis, trending and reporting, defect elimination programs, and root cause and failure analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in successfully implementing and improving asset management practices, processes and tools.
  • Experience working directly with heavy mobile and fixed equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP plant maintenance module including the creation and querying of notifications, work order status and extracting history.
  • Basic knowledge of budgeting and cost control processes.
  • Basic knowledge of preventative and predictive techniques, including but not limited to contemporary asset health & condition monitoring techniques
  • Accreditation to an Asset Management peak body, such as the Asset Management Council (AMC, Australia), Institute of Asset Management (IAM, UK), or the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP, USA) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies is preferable


Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong data processing and analytical skills.
  • Intermediate communication and presentation skills (including influencing and coaching of site personnel and working with external supplier/services)
  • Intermediate report writing and project management skills (monthly reporting, self-managed improvement projects, etc.)
  • Basic financial analysis skills.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products including: Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Visio.


Working Conditions

The position is located in the Denver, Colorado corporate office.

The position requires national and international travel to assist Newmont’s global operations.

Flexible hours to accommodate global meeting times

Willingness to put in extra hours as projects, time zones and priorities dictate

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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver