Environment Technician - Newmont Mining Corporation



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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 for.

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.

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About This Role:

  • To perform activities regarding environmental monitoring, laboratory activities, concurrent reclamation, and waste management to ensure all related environmental policies, procedures, and standards, Ghanaian laws and regulations as well as Newmont Corporate Environmental Standards are complied with always.

In This Role You Will:

Environmental Monitoring

  • Conduct in-house laboratory analysis.
  • Undertake surface and groundwater-related monitoring activities including field parameters.
  • Conduct and document calibration of field sampling equipment daily.
  • Conduct inspection of monitoring sites and report findings to supervisor.
  • Conduct inventory of laboratory reagents and meters and report to Supervisor.
  • Assist in measurements of rainfall data and download weather station data for input.
  • Undertake air quality monitoring of PM2.5, PM10, and TSP and other related gases (e.g. NOX, SOX, CO, etc.).
  • Monitor blasting activities on site and report calibration due date of blast and noise monitoring equipment to Supervisor.
  • Monitor day and night noise as scheduled with the assistance of the Supervisor.
  • Assist in the operation, monitoring, and discharge of ECD, WSF, and in-pit sumps.
  • Assist with ecological management of water bodies.
  • Operate the pump hoist rig for groundwater monitoring.

Waste Management 

  • Operate the Integrated Waste Management Facility and waste trench to ensure waste is stored correctly, treated, and disposed of according to NGGL policy.
  • Operate incinerator, compost, and other waste equipment.
  • Inspect and receive hazardous and non-hazardous waste to comply with standards and regulations.
  • Provide an inventory of waste received at the waste facilities to the supervisor.
  • Maintain data and basic records of waste at the waste management facilities.
  • Collect waste samples for laboratory analysis.

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Concurrent Reclamation

  • Assist in slope stabilization and revegetation of disturbed land.
  • Assist in the placement and installation of sediment control Best Management Practices (BMPs) and conduct corrective actions on areas demonstrating a tendency for erosion.
  • Carry out maintenance activities in the established nurseries to support revegetation of reclamation areas.
  • Assist in the maintenance of reclaimed areas to achieve success criteria.
  • Operate Hydroseeder equipment according to procedures applicable to a given soil type or slope angle.
  • Collect monitoring data related to revegetation dynamics, soil characteristics, and optimization of plant growth.

General Environmental Management

  • Participate in Environmental inspections, audits, and drills.
  • Participate in Environmental data tracking and verification process.

Safety

  • Report all incidents and accidents in the workgroup to enable management to identify areas for improvement in work practices.
  • Demonstrate leadership in safety and comply with Newmont Ghana HSLP policies and procedures that involve but are not limited to Safety inspections, Safety Training, Annual Refresher, Safety Talks, Incident Reporting, and Investigation, etc.
  • Present information accurately at safety/environment meetings.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Diploma in Chemistry, Natural Resources Management or Environmental Science, Engineering related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of environmental experience working in mining or related industrial operations.

Technical Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds).
  • Communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Reporting.
  • Responsibility.
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Diligent.
  • Dedicated.

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  • Results-driven.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Continuous learning.

Working Conditions

  • The incumbent will mainly be a field worker conducting environmental monitoring, concurrent reclamation works and waste management activities.




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