• General Foreperson - Support Equipment Ghana
  • Newmont Inc. in Ghana, , Ghana
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Workplace Type: Onsite

Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These... include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.

About This Role:
• To coordinate and lead the efforts of a maintenance team to deliver scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services to ensure the safe and reliable performance of all support equipment and light vehicles to ensure optimal operational performance and mining production.

In This Role:

Mine Maintenance Planning.
• Manage the following key planning activities:
• Liaising with Supply to expedite external parts and contractor labor suppliers, where necessary.
• Scheduling all routine maintenance activities (work orders) in consultation with Production and Maintenance, including short-term changes to the maintenance schedules based upon Production, Maintenance and Supply requirements.
• Providing quality work packs to the Maintenance Supervisors for all routine maintenance activities to ensure quality and efficient work execution.
• Review all maintenance schedules and coordinate activities with other departments in order to ensure optimal equipment and operation availability to meet production needs.
• Supervise all maintenance planning activities and ensuring that safe work practices are included in all maintenance schedules and plans; conducts periodic safety inspections.
• Evaluate, select, and manage relationships with contractors to minimize costs and ensure the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.

Maintenance Supervision.
• Oversee compliance with all Health, Safety and Loss Prevention (HSLP), Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under Newmont’s Integrated Management System, Newmont vision, Government of Ghana Agencies, lending institutions, shareholders’ interests, and values.
• Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed. Conduct periodic safety meetings and inspections.
• Ensure that equipment isolations are performed in accordance to established procedures.
• Supervise / coordinate the development and updating of all maintenance strategies for mine maintenance production assets and facilities.
• Supervise / coordinate the development and updating of all maintenance budgets for mine maintenance production assets and facilities.
• Ensure that the required support contracts are professionally developed and implemented according to NGGL standards and policies.
• Provide input into the development and implementation of policies and procedures that result in optimum effectiveness, productivity, and operating cost.
• Conduct and complete incident / accident investigations and take corrective action to prevent injury and / or reoccurrence.
• Ensure that security procedures are followed in order to minimize the opportunities for theft of equipment bearing material or company property.
• Report on standard maintenance measures that are directly related to the production fleets – namely; availability, mean repair duration, mean time between maintenance, component usage and cost (actual versus budget) on a monthly basis.
• Assist in capital evaluation of projects.
• Provide input into the production of Mine Maintenance monthly report.
• Review and update departmental procedures and policies, administers discipline, enforces company policy, and ensures compliance with state, federal, or other jurisdictional laws.
• Develop the operations SOPs, management plans and operating procedures, guidelines.
• Develop and implement efficient and cost-effective uses for new technologies.

Health, Safety and Environment.
• Monitor adherence to Safety, Environmental, and Social Responsibility policies. Create a suitable work environment to motivate staff, employees, and contractors to achieve optimum effectiveness, productivity, and operating costs.
• Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
• Respond to emergencies that could cause injury to personnel or loss to production.
• Conduct periodic safety meetings and inspections.
• Attend monthly safety inspections and meetings.

Staff Management.
• Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
• prioritizing and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
• checking and controlling the quality of work outputs.
• providing on-the-job training, mentoring, and coaching.
• performing the performance appraisal.
• recommending further / relevant training courses and development actions.
• disciplining poor performance or actions.
• approving leave.
• enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings, and briefings, etc.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations).
• Degree in Engineering (Mechanical) or HND / Tech (III) in Mechanical Engineering.
• MINCOM certification as Engineering Superintendent.

Additional Knowledge.
• Advanced knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
• Advanced knowledge of the work management process.
• Advanced knowledge of planning and scheduling.
• Advanced knowledge of the operation of the CMMS (Ellipse / SAP).
• Advanced knowledge of performance measures and their interpretation.
• Advanced knowledge of defect elimination methodologies and their interpretation.

• Minimum of 10 years’ working experience in equipment / plant maintenance in a large gold mining operation or similar heavy industrial site.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing large and diverse teams.
• Experience with facility designs and equipment, development and management of MARC agreements, and tire maintenance programs.

Technical Skills.
• Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Advanced computer literacy skills - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and ERP/CMMS.
• Advanced information monitoring and management skills.
• Advanced planning, organizing and prioritizing skills. • Coaching and mentoring skills.
• Conflict management and influencing skills. • Financial administration, analysis and reporting skills.

Behavioral Attributes.
• Assertive.
• Influential.
• Reliable.
• Independent.
• Detail focused.
• Safety conscious.
• Initiative.
• Results driven.
• Pro-active.
• Attentive to detail.
• Team player.

Working Conditions:
• Position is located in Ahafo North.

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!

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. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply.

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 [email protected].

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine 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


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