16 Apr 2024

Dispatch Engineer at Newmont Mining Corporation

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Job Description


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.

About This Role

  • To supervise the FMS Team, coordinate activities and develop solutions to improve the overall reliability and performance of persons and Mine Engineering systems.

In This Role You Will

Dispatch Planning

  • Plan the biennial outlook of the Fleet Management (Dispatch) session.
  • Manage the flow of information into and out of the FMS System and channel this information towards Short-Term, Medium-Term and Long-Term Planning.
  • Contribute to the design and development of Dispatch processes.
  • Plan and execute system upgrades and changes.
  • Establish targets for tonnage, fleet performance and its life to achieve defined organization profit targets.
  • Determine the required network infrastructure framework; plan and execute on the ideal network deployment and roll-out.

Dispatch Operational Execution

  • Act as a custodian of the fleet management system by maintaining the health of the system to effectively manage all equipment in the mine.
  • Determine equipment KPI targets and align others to the goal of reaching these targets.
  • Determine resources (including third parties) required for dispatch activities.
  • Coordinate the implementation and operation of the truck dispatching system, by utilizing high precision GPS systems.
  • Train relevant persons Mining Systems; Dispatchers, Equipment Operators and General Foremen on the effective use of systems.
  • Conduct Cubex drill GPS high precision and drill depth installation work.
  • Verify that High Precision GPS trackers are installed on each piece of equipment.
  • Design and deploy Wi-Fi infrastructure to ensure optimal coverage for the mining fleet and technologies throughout operations.
  • Oversee that effective Wi-Fi coverage analyses are carried out and deploy Wi-Fi trailers at various vantage positions.
  • Oversee the monitoring and delivery of FMS full potential projects.
  • Provide pre-and-post dispatch and fleet implementation support to all relevant mine stakeholders.
  • Gather regular best practices from other sister sites and conduct analyses to determine whether these can be implemented on-site.

Dispatch Optimization

  • Schedule, coordinate and supervise technical upgrades and activities of associated systems to maintain systems functionality and data integrity.
  • Manage the upkeep and maintenance of reporting systems and servers.
  • Optimize trucks and fleet usage using JIGSAW Software.
  • Optimize equipment utilization and usage to enable peak performance in Mine Engineering.
  • Implement control and mitigation actions through interventions to maintain and/or improve performance.
  • Identify potential system performance improvements and cost savings and communicate these to the full potential team and management.

Additional Responsibilities

Stakeholder Communication

  • Interact with operations and maintenance to verify the accuracy of state events and durations and correlate this to information captured in the FMS System.
  • Liaise with Mine Maintenance regarding the upkeep of the health and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Collaborate with Mine Planning regarding the acquisition of historical and actual data to inform future projections.
  • Collaborate with Process to determine the material blending required and feed this into the crusher.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Comply with all HSLP, Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under Newmont’s Integrated Management System.
  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
  • Assure that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Attend monthly safety inspections and meetings.

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
  • coordinating the work of Dispatchers, as required.
  • organizing and coordinating dispatcher training and certifications.
  • training, coaching and mentoring.
  • enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings and briefings.

Stakeholder Communication

  • Interact with operations and maintenance to verify the accuracy of state events and durations and correlate this to information captured in the FMS System.
  • Liaise with Mine Maintenance regarding the upkeep of the health and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Collaborate with Mine Planning regarding the acquisition of historical and actual data to inform future projections.
  • Collaborate with Process to determine the material blending required and feed this into the crusher.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Comply with all HSLP, Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under Newmont’s Integrated Management System.
  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his / her supervision.
  • Assure that safety standards are adhered to.
  • Attend monthly safety inspections and meetings.

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
  • coordinating the work of Dispatchers, as required.
  • organizing and coordinating dispatcher training and certifications.
  • training, coaching and mentoring.
  • enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings and briefings.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Mine Engineering.

Additional Knowledge

  • Mine Foreman Certificate of Competency.

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in a fleet Management system environment, of which 1 – 2 years should be in a field supervisory capacity in the mines.
  • Experience with truck dispatching systems.
  • Experience with SQL report management and development.

Technical Skills

  • Sound computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), MS Project, Programming, Coding and Application Software.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with system and database administration and management skills.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong IT Programming, SQL Scripting, Reporting and System Management skills.
  • Knowledge User and System Administration of diverse technical mining applications.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Analytical.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Proactive.
  • Reliable.
  • Resilient.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Team player.

Working Conditions

  • The position is in the Ahafo North 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, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Work Environment: The noise level in the office is not in excess of 85 decibels. Incumbent may only very occasionally be exposed to noise, fumes, high temperatures, hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, unpaved pathways, pinch-points, extreme vibration, excavators and drilling rigs, slippery surfaces. Incumbent is based primarily in an office-based environment, which requires a continuous need for a high degree of concentration.


Method of Application

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Closing Date : 6th May, 2024




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