Welder I

Date:  Sep 16, 2023

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 Welder is responsible for welding and line-boring jobs on light vehicles and production equipment, including pickup trucks, cars, forklifts, haul trucks, dozers, shovels, graders, drills, and loaders.
The Welder performs routine welding and line-boring repairs, preventive maintenance, and inspection of parts, to provide continuous operation of vehicles and production equipment.

Essential Duties

Health & Safety

  • Report to work physically fit
  • Follow procedures. Speak up to persons involved and inform your supervisor when you identify a less safe situation
  • Report safety incidents and support investigations
  • Complete safety training and certification as required by site and departmental procedure
  • Actively participate in daily prestart meetings 
  • Actively participate in back-to-work and toolbox meetings
  • Complete a SLAM at the start of any job.
  • Assist in the creation of Job Hazard Analysis
  • Perform daily workplace inspections to identify hazards
  • Report any identified hazard and assist in eliminating or controlling the risks
  • Report safety incidents
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and healthy workplace by following good housekeeping practices.
  • Encourage a safe work culture by making safety the top priority in every job performed.

Strategy and Procedure Development

  • Act as a team player.
  • Be polite and available to address all customer concerns and handle them in a professional manner that is satisfactory to both the customer and to the Maintenance Department.
  • Ensure department’s compliance with the requirement of Government of Suriname’s Agencies, Newmont Goldcorp Suriname lending institutions, shareholders’ environmental, health and Safety legislation and company regulations.

Maintenance Execution

  • Performs different type of welding and line-boring repairs in mine maintenance.
  • Assist in inspection, preventive maintenance, failure analysis and repair of equipment to provide continuous operation.
  • Perform work using hand tools, power tools, welding and gas cutting equipment
  • Perform maintenance tasks as directed by the Maintenance Supervisors.
  • Perform work following drawings, written and verbal instructions.
  • Report defects, incidents, and unsafe conditions.
  • Work with others to achieve targets and maintenance plans.
  • Safely react to equipment breakdowns, solve problems, and perform emergency repairs to maintain production.
  • Assist with commissioning new equipment.

Training & Experience


  • High School Diploma (MULO, LTO, LBO) or equivalent level of competencies, demonstrated through a Prior Learning Knowledge Assessment for Welders.
  • Technical diploma (NATIN or AMTO) is required.
  • A trade certification from a recognized training institution is preferred
  • Hold a Driver Permit to operate Light Vehicles


  • The candidate should have at least 2 years of relevant experience as a Welder

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must be open and autonomous.
  • Desire to acquire knowledge and skills through experience and study.
  • Commitment to safety
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Communicate in local language (Sranan Tongo and Dutch) at a good standard.
  • Communicate in English, at a moderate standard.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located on the Merian mine site in Suriname, a remote site located in a warm, humid tropical rainforest environment.
  • Accommodation is in a man camp/village environment near the workplace.
  • Works on a schedule of 14 days of work at 11.5 hours per day followed by 7 days of rest including transportation and rotating between dayshift and nightshift.
  • Works in the open mine maintenance workshop and performing maintenance jobs in the mine operations area.
  • Works outdoor in all weather conditions. 
  • Regular exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust, dirt, and occasionally works at heights in excess of 6 feet.
  • Wears personal protective equipment including hardhat, steel-toed shoes, rubber boots, long sleeved shirts, safety glasses, respirators, earplugs, gloves, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.
  • 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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