Dispatch Engineer

Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Thunder Bay, ON, CA (Canada)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.



About the role

Responsible for ensuring the functionality of the Data Acquisition Systems and the quality of the data gathered at the systems administrator level. Additionally, the Dispatch Engineer’s responsibilities will include providing direction and focus to the site’s Dispatch team, coordinating with other departments and stakeholders, and aligning area capabilities with site data requirements to ensure the mine’s safety and production targets can be sustainably achieved.

Key Responsibilities Include

•    Responsible for supervising the Underground Dispatch department.
•    Responsible for providing training, coaching, and mentoring to the Dispatchers and heavy equipment operators using the Fleet Management System.
•    Schedule, coordinate, and supervise technical upgrades and activities required to maintain or improve the Data Acquisition Systems and associated  elements’ functionality while assuring data integrity.
•    Quality control, ensuring that all work within the Dispatch area is carried out efficiently and consistently, adhering to site and corporate operating procedures and policies.
•    Lead, generate, coordinate, and support initiatives (both internal and external) related to the data acquisition systems as “Site Champion” following the site and corporate guidelines while coordinating with the Operational Technology, Mining OSN, and Full Potential teams.
•    Evaluate new technologies and systems and lead their implementation.
•    Liaise with Engineering and Maintenance departments to achieve daily production targets.
•    Fulfill the stakeholder’s data requirements by developing and deploying reports on-site or by third parties using appropriate platforms (i.e., SSRS, Tableau, Excel).
•    Support Mine Operations decision-making.
•    Monitor KPIs and work with the Ops Team to improve overall cycle times.
•    Effectively communicate with management regarding production shortfalls and areas of opportunity based on available data.

Your training, Skills and Experience Check List

•    Demonstrated commitment to safety.
•    Preference for Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and in good standing order with PEO, or equivalent in other jurisdictions.
•    Experience as a Team Leader or Supervisor with demonstrated leadership competencies. 
•    A minimum 4 years of mine operation and engineering experience. Experience in an underground environment preferable.
•    2 - 3 years experience using Fleet Management Systems or Task Managers for Underground or Open Pit operations. Optimine or Deswik Ops knowledge preferable.
•    Self-motivated, with strong analytical and organizational skills and capacity to work under pressure.
•    High level of computer literacy (prefer candidates with exposure to Databases/SQL)
•    Well-developed communication skills (oral, written, presentation).
•    Previous experience working in a culturally diverse work environment.
•    Fluent in English.


Working Conditions

The work schedule for this position is 14 on, 14 days off, working 12-hour days.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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 or recommended for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries.  If you are offered this position and the position entails international travel, you will need to comply with these requirements.  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 requirements, at any time, in its sole discretion.