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Senior Control Room Advisor / Conseiller(ère) Senior, Salle de contrôle

Date:  Sep 15, 2022

Montreal, QC, CA (Canada)

Newmont  is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont  is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont  was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.


The Sr. Control Room Advisor (CRA) is an integral part of the Processing Operational Support Network (OSN) and is responsible for improving operational consistency and performance across Newmont’s fixed plant control rooms.  The incumbent is responsible for the identification of control system and/or process improvement opportunities through the development of key performance indicators (KPI’s), measuring individual and site performance against internal and external benchmarks. The incumbent shall collaborate and guide site personnel in conjunction with the Metallurgical Analysts and Process Control Engineering teams, to implement, embed and sustain the necessary change required to realize the full value of these improvements, escalating where consensus cannot be reached.


  • Monitor key site metrics to identify opportunities that improve operational performance.
  • Collaborate with and guide site personnel to implement necessary changes required to realize the full value of operational performance improvements.
  • Develop and maintain a library of operational performance improvements inclusive of current status, value delivery and potential for scalability.
  • Accelerate rapid replication through peer interactions, formal knowledge sharing and participation in global Community of Practice forums.
  • Support the Principal Advisor - Control Room Operations to define appropriate standards and develop global skills and competency framework for control room operations.
  • Train, assess, mentor and coach site Control Room Operators on a regular basis to improve performance in accordance with the global skills and competency framework.


  • Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations).
  • A minimum of high school education (secondary college preferred).
  • Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma in Process Plant Technology or equivalent (preferred).
  • A minimum of 10 years’ operating experience across common gold processing unit operations including crushing, grinding, gravity separation, flotation, thickening, leaching, filtration, elution and residue disposal.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ control room operator experience in the minerals processing industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practice in mineral processing plant operation as well as previous experience in the optimization of mineral processing plant operation is essential.
  • Experience in coaching/training control room operations is highly regarded.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural working environment is highly regarded.
  • Demonstrate experience in using analytical tools to assess processing plant operational performance (e.g. PI vision, Process Historian, Excel tools, etc.).


Techinical Skills

  • Sound commitment to safety and solid understanding of risk management processes.
  • Sound understanding of gold processing plant unit operation, and process optimization.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of SCADA and Distributed Control Systems.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Advanced Process Control (SGS Advanced Systems, Metso OCS4-D, etc.).
  • Demonstrate initiative with a focus towards identifying the process performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to diagnose, understand and communicate complicated operational challenges and solutions.
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to build collaborative and productive professional relationships across sites and regions.
  • Sound communication, negotiation and facilitation skills across organizational levels.
  • Effective training and monitoring skills.
  • Advance computer competency and experience in the use of applications including Microsoft Office, PI vision, SAP, CMS, etc.
  • Bilingual in French/English is preferable.

Working Conditions

  • The Control Room Advisor supports multiple Canadian sites and involves 25% travel.
  • The role involves a combination of sites and remote work . 


                                                                  Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company's Web site at no later than September 30, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview.


As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 


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.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request.  Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law.