Yapa Crew Supervisor

Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Tanami, AU

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on the dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 Project aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.  Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio.


The Benefits
Working an 8:6 roster, you can FIFO from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane or Perth and reside in our fully equipped accommodation village.
On offer is an industry competitive remuneration package including annual performance incentives, gold level health insurance for employees and their families, a FIFO allowance and employee benefits and development opportunities a global organisation can support.


The Role
The Yapa Crew is a flexible and culturally secure Newmont Tanami Operations (NTO) entry level work readiness, work experience and skill development program.  It provides local-local Warlpiri people with NTO work place orientation, induction and foundational skills that may lead to ongoing employment at NTO either with the Yapa Crew, other departmental areas, or within local communities. 

In this role you will continue to develop the scope and outcomes of the Yapa Crew program, effectively integrating the program into the operational fabric of Newmont Tanami Operations (NTO), while providing supervisory support with the day-to-day activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Developing respectful and supportive relationships with coordinators and all crew members
  • Effectively communicating with and managing the crew
  • Developing a shared sense of purpose and focus for the crew
  • Conducting, scheduling, communicating and recording task and program of works planning at the start and end of each shift and start and end of each swing
  • Working alongside crew members on tasks as required to model expected skills, behaviours and practices
  • Overseeing the maintenance of crew vehicle(s), equipment/machinery and tools
  • Providing the Project Supervisor with appraisals on crew leads and members at the completion of each swing
  • Actively planning, participating in and conducting meetings (e.g. START, Toolbox and safety meetings)


About You

  • Significant relevant experience, mining industry preferred
  • Experience in managing and mentoring Aboriginal people
  • Experience in planning, managing and implementing projects
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and in written form
  • Able to quickly develop rapport with all levels of the workforce and influence and support internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop mutually respectful working relationships and lead a work team
  • Current C class and able to drive a manual 4WD vehicle (HR license advantageous)
  • Other small machine operation competencies
  • Adequate computer literacy and demonstrated ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs


Applications close on Friday, 8 March 2024


Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy. 
Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc. 
We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories. 
More about Newmont
•    Website: http://www.newmont.com
•    Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmont.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
•    Blog: https://www.newmont.com/blog-stories/
•    Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmont.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


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