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Process Electrical Superintendent


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.


The Process Electrical Superintendent is responsible for leading, mentoring and developing a team of Electrical Supervisors, Specialists, Engineers, E&l Technicians, Industrial Refrigeration Mechanics and Automation Engineers. The primary  objective  of this position is to deliver a safe and environmentally  compliant, high-quality  maintenance strategy,  which  maximizes  equipment  availability  and  operational  performance, as  well  as a  workplace  culture committed to continuous improvement. Key accountabilities include; ensuring compliance with all relevant electrical regulatory codes,  Newmont  policies, procedures and standards, implementation of maintenance systems and quality assurance  processes, efficient deployment of resources with focus on improving work methodologies, job quality, schedule compliance, reliability and performance

Essential Duties

Ensure that  high voltage and low voltage electrical and instrumentation maintenance  activities  support  the continuous  operation of process  plant facilities, including; primary crusher, SAG and Ball Mill grinding circuit, gravity gold recovery, pre-leach  thickener and leach-CIL  circuit, carbon  stripping, elution and regeneration, gold recovery  and smelting, CCD thickening and cyanide destruction, tailings and reclaim water facilities and effluent treatment plant. Ensure the continuous availability of control and automation systems to maintain process variables within required parameters, optimize output and protect critical equipment. Task  personnel  and  schedule  resources  to  support  process  operations,  troubleshoot  abnormalities and maximize equipment uptime in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. As subject matter expert, provide direction, design criteria advice and strategies to electrical instrumentation and  process  control workgroups, contractors  and  other  stakeholders,  to ensure  work  output  aligns  with operational expectations, strategic plans, applicable standards and budget constraints. Ensure  all  work  is  executed  according  to  Newmont  Suriname  work  management processes,  Newmont Integrated Management Systems and Standard Operating Procedures.Collaborate  with peers including;  process  operations  and process  maintenance  superintendents  and other stakeholders as required to develop and execute routine work-plans and scheduled outages.

Training & Experience

Advanced Diploma (Level 5*) or higher, in Electrical Engineering or Electro technology combined with an "A" grade ElectricalWorker's Licence, or equivalent. At least  10  years'  experience  as  an  Electrical  Superintendent in  a  large  scale  mining/mineral  process environment.At least 6 years' experience  as an Electrical Supervisor leading  and developing electrical trade teams in a large scale mining/mineral process environment. Strong technical knowledge including a minimum of 5 years High Voltage Switching and Power Distribution in a mineral process environment. Well-developed knowledge  of Industrial Process  Automation (PLC/DCS  & SCADA)  and Advanced Control Systems. Strong knowledge of budget management and cost control in a mining/processing environment. Strong project management and planning skills. International, cross-cultural experience as an Expatriate in an international mining location.

Working Conditions

The Process Electrical Superintendent works in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. The challenges of leading and developing a relatively inexperienced workforce requires a high degree of technical competence, cultural awareness and commitment to embedding a zero-harm work culture. A high degree of adaptability is required to be able to succeed when conditions have changed or improvisation is required due to limited resources. Attracting and retaining high caliber electrical workers is a critical challenge due to the relatively small pool of "in-country" resources.   The Process Electrical Superintendent must also implement and ensure adherence to international electrical standards and electrical safe-work practices in a situation where a statutory framework or regulatory authorities do not yet exist.


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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