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Mechanical Engineer

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.



Compliance of the statutory requirements of the processing plant area of responsibility. 
Ensure the condition monitoring aspect of the processing plant is effective and within costs parameters.
Be responsible for the development and implement predictive maintenance programs to optimize the reliability and availability of process plant equipment. 
Develop and implement maintenance strategies that optimize maintenance input for achieving equipment performance outcomes. 
Investigate equipment failures and implement changes in either the physical equipment, the maintenance strategy or operating practices, to improve and maintain equipment reliability and performance.
Mentor maintenance practitioners in the performance of predictive and preventative maintenance.

Essential Duties

  • Originate and develops analysis methods for determining reliability of components, equipment and process. 
  • Acquire data and analyze the data.
  • Prepare diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports for defining reliability problems, and investigates to determining the reliability required for the particular situation, considering the cost limitations for equipment up/down time, repair / replacement cost, weight, size and availability of materials / equipment.
  • Determines the cost advantages of alternatives for developing action plans to comply with internal customer demands for reliable processes / to avoid equipment failure.
  • Plans, performs engineering research and development process engineering assignments including responsibility for major significance projects using general engineering practices influenced by the general theme of reliability improvements for projects.
  • Develop and implement the predictive maintenance program for the Merian process plant and monitor for effectiveness.
  • Train internal personnel in the completion of predictive maintenance tasks.
  • Identify and engage suitable external resources to complete specialist predictive maintenance tasks.
  • Proactively review maintenance data and identify opportunities to reduce maintenance cost and improve equipment performance.
  • Mentor maintenance practitioners in the undertaking of predictive and preventative maintenance tasks.

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor/University Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Commitment to company values.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings. 
  • Strong knowledge in Excel, MS Word  and SAP.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. 
  • Minimum 4 years working experience in a process plant environment.
  • Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry experience would be advantageous. 
  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Technical skills in Engineering management. 
  • Must be physically fit.
  • Must have a proven safe working record.
  • Must be able to read written work instructions.
  • Must have a full working knowledge of the statutory requirements of the mechanical discipline within the processing area of responsibility. 
  • Ability to read, write and converse in both Dutch and English at a high standard. 
  • Intermediate computer skills including ability to use MS Excel, Word and Office efficiently without supervision. Intermediate computer skills and maintenance system experience (SAP).
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Intermediate  Cintellate( or similar incident reporting ) training.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the site Mechanical standards and the ability to ensure installations are compliant to these standards.
  • Competency to test a new Mechanical installation for safety & compliance.
  • Basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems.
  • Identify and follow up on any technical issues with equipment with supervisor.
  • Able to monitor field conditions in work areas and advise supervisor where maintenance or other attention is required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Project to plan and schedule, allocate resources.
  • Ability to effectively and to prioritize jobs in order of importance.
  • Competent using a range of hand and powered tools.

Working Conditions

  • The processing facilities at Merian include crushing, grinding, gravity recovery circuit, pre-leach thickening, a leach-CIL circuit, a carbon stripping, elution and carbon regeneration circuit, a gold recovery circuit, a cyanide CCD reduction thickener, cyanide destruction facility, tailings and reclaim water pipelines and a water effluent treatment plant. The throughput of the processing facilities will vary from 12 Mtpy to 8 Mtpy. 
  • Works on a schedule of 14 days’ work, 10 hours per day at a camp on the 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 in the physical plant, dust and dirt at most work sites, and occasionally works at heights in excess of 10 feet within the physical plant.
  • Works in a culturally diverse environment.

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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