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Process Control Principal Advisor

Date:  Sep 10, 2022
Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA (Canada)

 

Founded in 1921 Newmont Mining Corporation is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. Newmont prides itself on safety and embraces diversity, engages employees, fosters innovation, rewards high performance and develops great leaders.

What will you be responsible for?

 

  • The Principal Advisor – Process Control is responsible for identifying, designing, supporting the implementation of, and reviewing the quality of process control optimization improvements to drive value in our processing plant by optimizing process conditions via process control application.
  • Work with site and central technical resources to ensure the safe delivery of processing automation improvements and will be responsible for the quality of the work delivered by the Senior Process Control Engineers in the technical resources group.
  • Document best-practice process control standards and support the rapid replication of these standard methodologies across the business.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of standard methodology and vision across other companies and industries to continue to ensure Newmont is on the forefront of fixed plant automation practices.

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:

 

  • We identify and value improvement opportunities, by engaging with site and central teams, and by analyzing operational data. Also identify critical metrics that can be measured to define any value improvements.
  • Design control strategy and automation solutions for complex control challenges; support Senior Process Control Engineering team in reviewing design solutions.
  • Support and supervise the implementation of the automation solutions, ensuring adherence to standard methodology in coding, graphics, change management and operator handover.
  • Develop processes to enable benchmarking of site process control and optimization performance and perform ongoing quality review of efficiency of process automation solutions that have been previously implemented to ensure process improvements are sustained.
  • Train and mentor central, regional and site Engineering resources in standard methodology in Process Control and Optimization.
  • Maintain a library of best-practice process control practices and support rapid replication of these standard methodology. 

 

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. 

Your training, skills and experience checklist

 

 

Training:

 

  • Bachelor's level or higher degree in an appropriate field – such as Process Control; Mechatronics; Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering.

 

Experience:

 

  • 15+ years of experience in Process Control Engineering and/or Processing Optimization.
  • Extensive experience in optimization of processing plants; including site-based process control roles
  • Proven understanding of standard methodology in control and optimization theory and strategy
  • Experience in mentoring technical resources highly regarded
  • Experience in gold processing preferred
  • Experience working in other regions and in multiple languages is highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in using analytical tools to assess process and automation performance (eg. Plant Historians, Excel tools, etc)

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Strong understanding of control theory, process optimization, and control strategy design.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills across all organizational levels
  • Solid understanding of key control systems: Yokogawa Centum; Allen-Bradley Rockwell PLCs; Schneider Modicon PLCs; Citect SCADA; Emerson Delta-V DCS; Rockwell Factory Talk View SCADA
  • Able to rapidly understand and communicate complex control challenges and solutions
  • Capable of adapting to and effectively implementing change
  • Demonstrated initiative with a focus towards identifying and solving complex problems and the ability to make appropriate decisions.
  • Assertive, self-motivated and able to build collaborative and productive professional relationships across sites and regions.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Effective people management, training and mentoring skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency and experienced in the use of applications including Microsoft Project and the Microsoft Office suite.

Working Conditions and Location

 

  • The working arrangement is a hybrid of working at home and at the regional office supplemented with domestic and international site visits.
  • The position reports through to our Denver headquarters. Toronto and Vancouver based candidates will be considered and should apply. Candidates interested in relocation to Denver, or in proximity to one of our North or South American regional offices are also encouraged to apply.

For more information on 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, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.

 

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.