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.
Job Title: Geophysical Technologist
To execute geophysical exploration surveys and programs by operating specialized instruments, collecting data and handling the administrative activities.
Collect data according to technical standards and as per specific requirements of the survey.
Filters geophysical data to check quality and assess requirement to re-collect data.
Generates a preliminary data interpretation for discussion with the Geophysicist, (and broader geological team).
Operate instruments as instructed by the Geophysicist and according to standards.
Identify when instruments require calibration or repair.
Arrange for instruments to be repaired.
Manages all local operational resources on the survey or program.
Provides any required training to staff.
Manages all staff administrative tasks.
Deliver own prescribed outcomes and/or provide support services by following Newmont’s Health and Safety systems and protocols.
Oversee that all work carried out adheres to Health and Safety standard operating procedures.
Conduct daily meetings to discuss Health and Safety threats.
Identify and resolve safety issues within area of responsibility.
Training & Experience
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
Bsc. Degree in Geosciences or related field with knowledge of geological principles.
2-3 years of industry experience in a mining or exploration environment.
Geophysical techniques including the use of specialized instruments, how to collect data and an understanding of what the data means.
The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels in the organization.
The ability to apply the principles of problem solving techniques to identify and resolve a problem in the best interest of all stakeholders.
Attention to detail.
Often required to work in extreme heat.
Require to travel.