Condition Monitoring Technician - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Condition Monitoring Technician - Newmont Mining Corporation

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About This Role:

  • To provide a reliable support service through the conduct of high-quality condition monitoring of underground plant equipment, via on-line and off-line data acquisition techniques and data analyses, testing and diagnoses, to prevent premature failures and maintain the optimal condition of the equipment at all times.

In This Role, You Will:

Condition Monitoring

  • Conduct routine condition monitoring tasks on all rotating equipment and other tools, according to the established schedules and as per plant requirements.
  • Conduct extensive analyses on vibration and other data collected to diagnose/troubleshoot rotating machinery problems and recommend remedial measures. 
  • Conduct thorough inspections on aspects such as temperature, pressure, vibration and monitor these elements on an ongoing basis.
  • Perform specialised non-destructive testing (NDTs) toward the goal of maintaining equipment availability.
  • Conduct stress testing on various piping elements within the mine.
  • Conduct sampling activities on underground plant equipment, as and when required.
  • Undertake physical mechanical alignments of underground plant equipment.
  • Complete preventative and corrective maintenance tasks, as assigned by the Maintenance Engineer.
  • Report any major changes in equipment condition to the Maintenance Engineer.
  • Participate actively in reliability improvement programs and Root Cause Failure Analyses on all underground plant equipment.
  • Collect data actively for analysis purposes.
  • Analyse and interpret data using CSI-RBM software.
  • Initiate corrective actions and propose improvements to enhance the reliability/availability of rotating equipment.
  • Participate in plant turnaround/shutdown activities, as and when requested by the Maintenance / Reliability Engineer.
  • Maintain various condition monitoring equipment files and associated data in the computerised system.
  • Propose measures to improve reliability and availability of plant rotating equipment, through the minimisation of failures.
  • Verify and provide detailed feedback on the condition of the equipment stating the sufficiency for plant production.
  • Provide overall support to the Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Management team.
  • Conduct and report on failure analyses and quantify potential value adds to mitigate this.
  • Follow-up on failure of notifications raised or deficiencies highlighted, and work to close these gaps.
  • Ensure that assets are able to perform as expected, to maximise the value generated.



Health, Safety and Environment

  • Comply with Newmont Health and Safety regulations and Reliability Technician policies and procedures.
  • Accept personal responsibility for own health and safety.
  • Maintain and improve health and safety standards and practices.
  • Attend safety meetings.



  • Maintain records of condition monitoring maintenance and repairs work.
  • Compile reports on field observations and factor results into weekly/fortnightly planning.
  • Produce daily reports indicating the jobs completed for the day, and submit the report to the Maintenance Engineer. 

Work Scheduling and Allocation

  • Accomplish work objectives by determining own work schedule, coordinate with support services, and assigning short-term tasks to other Technicians, as necessary.
  • Provide after-hours/standby maintenance back-end support.
  • Provide on-the-job training and guidance to Artisans, Servicepersons, and other equipment users.


Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Diploma or equivalent technical qualifications in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical preferred).
  • Specialised training in vibration analysis and other Condition Monitoring techniques.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Strong knowledge of the work management process.
  • Strong knowledge of planning and scheduling.
  • Knowledge of the condition/health of critical assets.
  • Knowledge of high-speed complex rotating equipment and associated maintenance fault analyses, diagnostics, techniques, repairs on pumps, motors, gearboxes, turbo compressors, screw compressors, extruders, and reciprocating compressors.




  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience in Condition Monitoring within the mining industry.
  • Working experience in PC-based On-Line and Off-Line Condition Monitoring Systems (Hardware and Software).


Technical Skills:

  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound computer literacy skills (SAP, MS Word, Outlook and other Windows applications).
  • Ability to predict the onset of equipment failure that could lead to the loss of asset functionality.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, check tolerances on bearings and use precision measuring tool.
  • Ability to identify problems and report by using technical names of equipment parts.


Behavioural Attributes:

  • Act professionally and show respect.
  • Assertive and influential.
  • Customer focused.
  • High level of integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Reliable and independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Show initiative, be results-driven and be proactive.
  • Strong attention to detail and deliver high levels of accuracy.

Working Conditions

  • The position is located at the Ahafo South mine.
  • 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, colour vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 
    • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in confined spaces. 
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as a helmet, goggles, highly visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs, and dust mask.
    • The incumbent may be working on critical Process Plant Equipment.



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