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Mining Application Specialist

Date:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Timmins, 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.

Purpose

The Mining Applications Specialist provides dedicated support for applications and database systems used at operations and in regional operations support hub. The role will support mine site personnel with the functionality and capability of OT software applications related to mining and/or processing technology.

Responsibilities

 

  • The key purpose of this position is to provide production applications support for mining and processing technology and systems 
  • The individual will plan, coordinate production support, maintenance, updates and patching of systems defined in the scope of this role  
  • The individual will work closely with site technology team members collaborating and leading efforts to solve technical problems in the field 
  • Provide a disciplined approach to change management ensuring testing procedures have been carried out prior to production rollout of change
  • Review existing systems and identify areas for improvement in the areas of scalability, maintainability, and performance 
  • Establish and maintain technology vendor and partner relationships
  • Investigate, review and recommend change to applications where appropriate and collaborate with stake holders to rollout approved enhancements
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Operations Technology to ensure changes and recommendations made are in alignment with solution road maps
  • Collaborate and participate with industrial and academic leaders both inside and outside the mining industry to discover, implement and utilize value added, methods and/or technologies 
  • Responsible for the maintenance of system monitoring tools and responding to issues identified
  • Maintain the integrity of data interfaces (API’s) and logic to optimize dataflow 
  • Migrating applications or databases across different platform.
  • Works closely with the Data & Analytics team to provide reporting solutions for the site operations teams

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Information Technology field , Computer Science, or other related field 
  • Strong knowledge of contracting, negotiating, organization development, change management, technology trends, strategic planning, action planning and management required for successful performance.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of Mining Operations and Processing applications support
  • Has an understanding of project management: budget reporting, control, and forecasting.
  • Has an overall understanding of the objectives and functions of the Company, business units and departments serviced by IT.
  • Experience in writing code, development of interface logic (API’s) and advanced troubleshooting techniques
  • Five+ years in the Information technology support field
  • Must have exposure to general business functions and business process redesign for operating efficiency gains and cost reduction.
  • Experience working with vendors, dealers, consultants and other contracted services.
  • Directs the resolution of business problems applying analytical thought and judgment

Skills and Abilities

 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, previous leadership, management and supervisory experience, and the ability to achieve results through others.
  • Self-driven individual focused on service with strong skills for issue resolution
  • Adept at managing teams of employees and vendors in a matrix environment and from multiple cultures.
  • Ability to identify problems, make decisions, create solutions, and take action. 
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with an attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Influences business through improved understanding of technology issues, balances competing priorities within business groups and across IT functional groups.

Working Conditions

  • This position is located in Timmins, ON.
  • Position requires a moderate degree of site travel based on business demands.
  • The work schedule for this position is 4 days on, 3 days off. 

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.

 

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you commence employment with the company.  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.