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Earthworks Coordinator


Sipaliwini, SIP, 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.

  1. Staff

Direct reports: Contractors.

Indirect reports: nil.

  1. Financial

Estimate costs for small to medium earthworks projects; manage budgets and prepare purchasing requests; engage in bidding and negotiations; monitor and control expenditures.

  1. Customer

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

  1. Administrative

Prepare a variety of technical and administrative reports and documents; present information to management in a clear and concise manner in verbal and written form.

  1. Innovation

Make sound decisions and meet critical deadlines. Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


The Earthworks Coordinator leads a variety of skilled functions associated with the operation of heavy equipment and power tools used to safely and effectively maintain and construct the roads, trails, fields, and overall landscape and drainage within the Merian plant. Duties include supervising earthworks functions either manually or with a variety of hand tools and specialized heavy equipment, monitoring the safety of project sites and work activities, inspecting and maintaining or repairing roads within a designated area as needed, and providing routine and emergency maintenance services according to applicable policies and procedures.

Essential Duties

-    Budget, plan, assign, contract for, track, and supervise maintenance activities and the work of crews for roads, trails, fields, and overall landscape and drainage within the Merian plant.
-    Set goals, coordinate activities between crews and prepare daily work schedules; monitor productivity, efficiency and quality of work performed; create standard task procedures and ensure that JHA’s (job hazard analysis) are performed prior to commencement of each job. 
-    Monitor supplies and maintain appropriate inventories; estimate quantities of materials and supplies needed and place orders; recommend and assist with equipment purchases, including budget planning for operating and major purchases; oversee the maintenance of time, material, work order and equipment use records.
-    Monitor vehicles, ensure 85% utilization of equipment and tools, to maximize the length of operating service and perform or coordinate the performance of preventative maintenance and repair. Check fluids, lights, tires, and other parts/materials; complete routine maintenance and repairs; and refer major problems to mechanics. Ensure effective and efficient use of vehicles, materials, contractors, facilities, and time.
-    Develop plans for continuous improvement. Maintain, repair, and construct roads according to project specifications, engineering standards, and Merian requirements. Exam road surfaces, sub-grade, drainage, and other components; and determine appropriate methods, tools, and equipment to complete projects. 
-    Monitor project sites and work activities to ensure compliance with safety protocols related to the public, project crews, heavy equipment and tools, traffic control, materials, and other considerations. 
-    40% of the time:
-    Compile and submit activity reports, payroll time sheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, and other records to provide accurate, complete, and timely information.
-    Train staff in work techniques, use of equipment and safety programs and techniques such as confined space entry procedures and maintenance safety procedures. 
-    Responsible for department’s compliance with the requirement of Newmont Goldcorp, Environmental, Health and Safety regulations in all aspects of work. 
-    Performs other duties as assigned. 

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

Training & Experience
  • The candidate should possess an education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or three (3) years road and drainage maintenance, driving or operating large trucks and heavy equipment on construction or maintenance projects or related experience. Equivalencies include completion of a heavy equipment operator certification or apprenticeship, and two (2) years road and drainage construction experience, preferably in a mining environment.
  • Handle multiple projects with tight delivery times.
  • Develop internal/external networks to ensure success of team.
  • Familiarity working to a budget and ability to control costs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • A strong commitment to safety and adherence to procedure.
Working Conditions
  • Works on a schedule of 14 days of work at 12 hours per day at a camp at mine site followed by 7 days of rest including transportation and rotating between dayshift and nightshift.
  • Works outside in all weather conditions.
  • Wears personal protective equipment including steel-toed boots, long sleeved shirts, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.
  • Regular exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust and dirt at most work sites.
  • Works in a culturally diverse environment with grossly 66 different nationalities.


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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