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Manintenance Technical Advisor Suriname

Date:  May 13, 2022

Paramaribo, PBM, SR (Suriname)


Newmont Suriname was established in 2004 as an entity of Newmont Mining Corporation and is headquartered in Paramaribo, Suriname. Located in South America, Suriname was originally settled as a Dutch colony, is very culturally diverse and enjoys a tropical climate. The Merian Project is located approximately 60 km south of Moengo in a largely undeveloped part of the country with the nearest permanent settlement, Langa Tabiki, approximately 17 km east from the Project site. Strong support from host communities and the government of Suriname strengthen Merian's ability to deliver safe, profitable production with significant upside potential and opportunity for employees, host communities and shareholders.

About this role

This position has the responsibility of assisting the GF and Maintenance Superintendent for preparing yearly Opex and Capex budgets, Day to day work execution with an emphasis on Belting, rubber and Ceramic lining 

The Maintenance Technical Advisor reports to the Process Maintenance General Foreman  and assists in the day to day operation of the maintenance teams.  The Maintenance Technical Advisor has responsibility for all aspects of the Merian operation’s processing plant and associated Conveying Systems , rubber and ceramic lining. This includes but is not limited to, team development, liner material selection, maintenance, repairs and reporting. 

Responsibilities include supporting the Process Maintenance General Foreman  and the overall achievement of processing plant objectives by ensuring maximum availability of the plant while meeting all health, safety and environmental requirements. The successful candidate will work closely with national skilled and semi-skilled trades personnel. 

In this role you will

Here is a snapshot

  • We provide Provide technical expertise, guidance and tasking includes, but is not limited to, the processing plant, the detoxification plant, the effluent treatment plant tailings and reclaim water systems and conveying systems.
  • We ensure that Safety and Environmental activities are integral parts of production standards.
  • we ,made supervision and mentoring of national process maintenance supervisors, trades people and contract personnel.
  • we provide input to the scheduling and execution of weekly maintenance tasks
  • We take a leading role in the training & development of the national workforce and ensure line-of-progression is determined and acted upon.
  • We ensure that maintenance department personnel are adequately trained and equipped to perform all conveyor , rubber and ceramic lining tasks.
  • Interact with and support other processing department groups to ensure optimal plant efficiency. 
  • We attend meetings with Maintenance and Operations representatives. 
  • We read, comprehend and interpret equipment and system literature and technical data, Material Safety Data Sheets, product labeling, warning signs, instructional manuals, and system condition reports in support of prevention of injury to personnel and the loss of property or production.
  • We lead by example in all aspects of the Newmont visions, values, and social responsibility. Ensure department’s compliance with the requirement of Newmont  environmental, health and Safety regulations.

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

Your training, skills and experience checklist

The candidate should possess, a mechanical trade’s certification from a recognized training institution and/or a technical diploma or degree in mechanical/maintenance engineering or extensive belt splicing, rubber lining and ceramic lining experience related field or an associated mining related maintenance function. 
Demonstrated leadership capabilities.


  • Cross cultural work experience in a remote operation and/or a developing country (Minimum 5 years’ Experience) 
  • Significant training, coaching and overall supervision experience, especially with an initial relatively inexperienced workforce, with sound field based training development and delivery experience ..
  • Technical knowledge and at least 3 years of advanced leadership experience in large scale open pit mining and milling operations and a minimum of 10 years of overall experience in a related field.
  • Experience with ongoing day to day maintenance of a large gold processing facility.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and Excel applications 
  • Strong Computerized Maintenance management systems ( preferably SAP)
  • Belt splicing both steel sore and fabric core experience 
  • Rubber lining experience 
  • Ceramic lining experience 
  • Advanced English

Working Conditions and Location

The position is located at the Merian Mine site.
The rotational roster will be 6 weeks on 3 weeks off 
Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites. 


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.

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