Newmont Mining Corporation

  • Brong Ahafo
  • Newmont Mining Corporation
Job Description:

  • 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 maintain the occupational hygiene program and systems at Subika Underground (Ahafo South).
    • To operate monitoring systems that evaluate risks associated with exposures to chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards.

    In This Role You Will

    Occupational Hygiene Programme

    • Coordinate the operation of the Ahafo South occupational hygiene (OH) program.
    • Assess OH trends and communicate any corrective actions that may need to be taken to mitigate those trends.
    • Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of OH control measures.
    • Follow up on OH related corrective actions to ensure actions have been appropriately implemented.
    • Verify that all OH requirements specified in Newmont technical standards are implemented and monitored.

    Occupational Hygiene Assessment and Measurement

    • Develop and implement physical and chemical exposure monitoring and assessment studies.
    • Conduct occupational hygiene measurements of physical, chemical hazards to determine their effects on the health of employees.
    • Evaluate and interpret the data obtained from the studies.
    • Coordinate the maintenance of the Occupational Health and Hygiene (OH&H) database, as well as assessment result records.
    • Manage the CORITY database for all measurements taken regarding hazardous environmental exposures in the occupational environment.
    • Confirm that health assessments are completed and maintained for all similar exposure groups (SEG’s) throughout the site.
    • Initiate and coordinate periodic audits of hygiene and Occupational Health programs and ensure monitoring and reporting programs audit standards.
    • Participate in and conduct investigations of occupational illness cases.
    • Conduct inspections of contractor worksites and assess contractor OH systems, as required.
    • Oversee that all equipment is well inspected and maintained.
    • Receive notifications on equipment due for calibration.
    • Oversee that measuring equipment is calibrated regularly to enable accurate result readings.
    • Perform fitness tests for respirators and issue appropriate respiratory equipment to employees that manage chemicals (i.e. half-face and full-face).
    • Conduct baseline assessments, including area characterization for new facilities.

    Occupational Hygiene Advisory

    • Recommend mitigation programs to protect the health of Newmont employees.
    • Provide advice and assistance in the approach to resolving issues regarding hygiene and occupational health concerns.
    • Provide advice regarding Workers Compensation claims, resulting from workplace exposures.
    • Advise on the purchase of equipment and quantities required for the Health and Safety value chain program.
    • Act as a resource for supervisors and employees regarding OH procedures, regulations, trends and sampling results.
    • Project costing figures that can be factored into the Health and Safety budget.
    • Develop and implement general training and awareness content for OH related topics.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Occupational Hygiene Communication and Stakeholder Contact

    • Communicate new developments to the operation to increase the effectiveness of the monitoring programs and ensure staff are conversant with the latest techniques and regulations.
    • Provide technical training and informational presentations to keep staff and management aware of Hygiene and Occupational Health concerns, programs and regulatory issues.

    Occupational Hygiene Reporting

    • Compile summary statistics and reports based on conducted assessments and measurements.
    • Prepare OH reports for site, as directed by the H&S Manager

    Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • Bachelors’ degree in the Sciences or related field.
    • Advanced Certificate in Occupational Hygiene is preferable.

    Additional Knowledge

    • Sound knowledge of Safety and Industrial Hygiene Legislative requirements.
    • Solid understanding of Safety Management Systems related to Occupational Hygiene.
    • Foundational knowledge of risk management processes.

    Experience

    • A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ work experience as an Industrial Hygienist in a Mining and/or Heavy industry environment.

    Technical Skills

    • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
    • Sound planning and organizing skills.
    • Proficient computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    • Sound information monitoring and data capture skills.
    • A minimum of Driver’s License B is required.

    Behavioural Attributes

    • Detail focused.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Adaptable.
    • Honest.
    • Goal orientated.
    • Continuous learning.
    • Transparent.
    • Reliable.
    • Independent.

    Working Conditions

    • The position is located at the Ahafo South site. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job:
      • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
      • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
      • Work Environment: The employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee is frequently exposed to noise more than 85 decibels, and to fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc. The incumbent will occasionally lift heavy materials and / or operate heavy machinery.
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask according to working conditions.

    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.

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