Water Truck Operator - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Water Truck Operator - Newmont Mining Corporation

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Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favourable mining jurisdictions in Africa, Australia, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

At Newmont, people create value in the metals we mine and are ambassadors in the communities where they live and work. As a team, we foster an environment in support of our people vision, where everyone belongs, thrives and is valued. We have built a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can bring their differences to support delivering results together.

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.

Join us and unearth your potential in a global company that is at the forefront of shaping the future of the mining industry.



Job Grade: J4A

About This Role

  • To provide daily supply of drill consumables and drill water to all drills to suppress dust and hole collaring during drilling, in a safe and controlled manner.

In This Role You Will

Water Truck Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities.

  • The water truck operator should attend pre-shift meetings, communicate with the Drill Supervisor, and follow the daily water truck plan.
  • The operator should perform pre-start inspections of the water truck systems and equipment, initiate proper start-up, and load and operate the truck as instructed.
  • The operator should fill the truck tank with water, obtain consent to move in and out of the drilling area, and supply drills with water as per standard operating procedures.
  • The operator should monitor the truck’s performance, report any issues to the Maintenance/Drill Supervisor, and report accidents and incidents immediately.
  • The operator should meet performance expectations set by management, assist in developing peers, and perform other related activities as assigned by the Drill Supervisor.

Drill Water Haulage.

  • Operate and drive heavy water and flatbed trucks to transport drill water.
  • Remain responsible for the collection and haulage of water from loading point to drill, at the correct site locations.
  • Drive to and from the drills in a safe, slow and controlled manner.

Drill Water Post-Shift Handover.

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

Stakeholder Management and Engagement.

  • Liaise with the Drill Supervisor to maintain ongoing communication during all water charging and discharging activity.
  • Liaise with the pump attendants to determine and obtain adequate water supplies.
  • Liaise with the Drillers to ensure that all drill holes have been effectively collared and communicate with Dispatch any defects on the drill water truck.
  • Ensure own water truck shift work meets established statutory standards.



Health and Safety Management.

  • Operate the drill water truck safely and follow all safety policies, procedures, and legislation.
  • Inspect work areas to ensure compliance with internal and external standards.
  • Maintain a strong focus on safety throughout all activities and provide hands-on assistance to colleagues.
  • Attend daily morning safety meetings.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations).

  • Senior High School Certificate.

Additional Knowledge.

  • MINCOM Equipment Competency.
  • License D & E.
  • Knowledge of Water Trucks and other related equipment.
  • General understanding of mining operations.
  • General understanding of equipment controls and electronics.
  • General knowledge in mid-to-heavy equipment operation.


  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years experience working as a water truck operator, within an active open pit mine environment.

Technical Skills.

  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Strong concentration skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Sound planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound technical communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound information monitoring skills.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio and follow instructions.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and supervisors.



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