Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Grade Control Geologist at Newmont Mining Corporation
Company: Newmont Mining Corporation
Job category: Engineering Jobs in Ghana
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.
To carry out all in-pit geological activities and ore tracking to the right destination.
1. Grade Control Planning & Execution
•Plan grade control drilling and sampling activities in the field.
•Supervise daily ore mining and ensure mining is done to geological standards (i.e. HW → FW, sheeting in ore, ore loss and dilution).
•Supervise and direct blast hole drilling sequence.
•Implement and monitor blast movement designs in the field.
•Conduct blast hole logging and capture structural mapping data in the pit.
•Track ore material movement in the field and ensure it is captured correctly in the dispatch system.
•Support STP to deliver the required feed grade to mill through accurate stockpiling and efficient blending.
•Conduct daily drill dig on-site visits to determine the rate of progression against specified targets and ensure drilling activity is carried out in line with Newmont’s Safety Standards.
•Carry out geological logging of drill holes including geotechnical and structural data capture
3. Data Collection and Quality Control
•Capture all geological field data (core drilling, RC drilling, blasthole, density, grab samples, mapping, moisture content etc)
•Supervise QAQC field sample collection process.
•Assist with lab audit reviews
4. Health and Safety Management
•Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his/her supervision.
•Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed.
•Abide by and ensure geological technicians carry out activities according to Newmont’s Health and Safety principles.
5. Junior Staff Supervision
•Supervise the activities of geological technicians and samplers through allocated junior staff member(s) by:
Prioritising and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
Checking and controlling the quality of work outputs.
Providing on-the-job training, mentoring and coaching.