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Industrial Refrigeration Mechanic I

Date:  May 11, 2022

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.



The Industrial Refrigeration Mechanic I will work as part of a team that is responsible for repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of large cooling and refrigeration systems deployed in installations, which affect the availability of critical equipment. Medium – and High voltage variable frequency drive systems require efficient cooling. The Industrial Refrigeration Mechanic ensures the availability of electrical systems by maintaining cooling systems according to maintenance schedules. 

Essential Duties

  • Meeting with maintenance team members to discuss safety and any recent incidents on site as well as hazard control.
  • Information pertaining to any site notices and breakdowns as discussed, with jobs allocated to the appropriate maintenance staff member.
  • Maintain tools & equipment and ensure proper staging of all parts and supplies are in order.
  • Assist in the performance of tasks associated with maintenance of Air conditioning and refrigeration units.
  • Assist with troubleshooting and repairing faulty equipment.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning and general preventive maintenance as directed.
  • Act as a safety observer/spotter.
  • Assist with cleaning out cooling towers, requiring changing of the gates on the outside, draining water tanks underneath the cooling towers. 
  • Check motor and fans.

Training & Experience

  • Secondary School Diploma (MULO/LBO/LTO)
  • Minimum, a basic electrical knowledge/certification from a recognized training institute (SAO)
  • Minimum 2 years industry experience, preferable in mining, processing, chemical plant, refinery, hospital or other critical equipment environment.
  • Working experience maintaining and repairing heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and other related systems.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Dutch. 
  • Must be able to read written work instructions in English and Dutch.
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with customers, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Ability to formulate a structured, logical approach to maintenance activity and problem solving.
  • Strong ability to quickly and correctly diagnose, locate and fix defects in refrigeration and air conditioning systems/units and similar equipment. 
  • A strong commitment to work safety.
  • Competent using a range of hand and powered tools.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Merian Mine site.
  • Capable and willing to work up to 10 hours for 14 days in a remote mine-site camp location followed by 7 days off on a rotational basis (14 days / 7 days Roster).
  • Wear all personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, longs sleeved shirts, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.  
  • Must be capable and willing to work for extended periods outdoors in a tropical climate.
  • Exposure to weather conditions, including extremes in temperature, wind and rain.


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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