Haul Truck Operator - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Haul Truck Operator - Newmont Mining Corporation

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About This Role

  • To operate haul truck at Newmont to deliver on the daily operational targets, in a safe and controlled manner.

In This Role, You Will

Haul Truck Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities

  • Attend all pre-shift instruction meetings.
  • Communicate with and receive instruction from the Mine Operations Shift Supervisor and follow the specified instruction and daily haul plan, prior to the execution of activities.
  • Know the truck assigned and the designated location that the truck needs to be driven to.
  • Perform pre-start inspections of truck and accessories such as tyres, lights, turn signals, and brakes.
  • Inspect the truck cabin and assure that all switches are operational.
  • Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected truck defects or issues.
  • Follow laid-down starting procedures and instructions on the truck screen.
  • Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher /Supervisor.
  • Report any potential ore or material spillages to the Dispatcher / Supervisor with immediate effect.
  • Raise any truck malfunctions or service requirements to the Supervisor at the before, during or after the shift.
  • Meet and/or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  • Assist in developing peers to perform hauling duties.
  • Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Follow truck assignments via the jigsaw panel.



Ore and Material Haulage

  • Operate and drive heavy haul trucks to transport materials.
  • Remain responsible for the collection and haulage of ore from loading point to dumping destination, at the correct site locations.
  • Maintain the highest level of production possible by positioning for double side loading.
  • Drive to and from the pit in a safe, slow and controlled manner.
  • Confirm that ore and other material is properly hauled according to safety requirements.
  • Verify that the material transported (i.e. ore or waste) is correct(misroute).
  • Signal the Dispatcher / Supervisor if there is any material discrepancy.

Health and Safety Management

  • Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Operate in a safe manner and take steps to prevent minimal wear and tear and/or damage to equipment.
  • Work without risk or harm to others.
  • Inspect work areas and ensure all areas comply with internal Newmont and external regulatory standards.
  • Adhere strictly to internal Newmont water management and dewatering standards.
  • Comply with safe dewatering procedures.
  • Maintain a strong focus of safety throughout all activities.
  • Provide hands-on assistance during hauling activitiesto fellow colleagues to ensure that safe work practices are followed.
  • Attend daily morning safety meetings

Additional Responsibilities

Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Communicate with Dispatcher and other Haul Truck Operators using communication devices such as two-way radios and / or on-board computers.
  • Ensure shift work meets established statutory standards.

Haul Truck Post-Shift Handover

  • Communicate and provide work status handovers to incoming Haul Truck Operator.
  • Communicate with the Dispatcher regarding hazards encountered to provide sufficient information to the incoming Operators for the smooth running of Operations.



Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Senior High School Certificate.

Additional Knowledge

  • MINCOM Equipment Competency.
  • License E.
  • General understanding of mining operations.
  • General knowledge in mid-to-heavy equipment operation.


  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience working with Code E Vehicles in a mining and heavy industry environment.
  • Experience in working within an active open pit mine is preferable.

Technical Skills

  • Strong listening skills.
  • Strong concentration skills.
  • Sound planning, organising and prioritising skills.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound information monitoring skills.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio and follow instructions.
  • Ability to read and understand documentation.
  • Ability to understand the functions of the Environmental Management System panels.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and supervisor.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Accuracy.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Judgment.
  • Pro-active.
  • Reliable and independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team player.
  • Technically Inclined.
  • Tenacity.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.



Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Ahafo North mine site.
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