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5 Apr 2022

General Foreman – Process Operations 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.


  • To manage the effective and efficient use of resources to achieve optimum plant utilization, throughput, recovery, and gold production targets in a safe and cost-effective manner.


Process Operations Management

  • Develop, implement plans, and oversee the achievement of key Processing Production KPI’s using effective and efficient resources on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee operations in all process areas (i.e., Crushing, Grinding, CIL, Elution, CCD, WSF and TSF).
  • Monitor adherence to operating parameters by the various Shift Supervisors and make all final decisions on operating conditions / parameters, and their associated Plant Production KPI’s.
  • Oversee the implementation of necessary corrective actions to minimise operating variations.
  • Collate daily production and operating reports received from the Shift Supervisors into overview reports.
  • Provide sign-off on purchase / warehouse requisitions and monitor time and attendance reports for the Shift Supervisors and their direct reports.
  • Collaborate with the metallurgical team and laboratory to ensure the optimum metallurgical performance of the process plant.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to achieve efficient plant equipment performance and availability.
  • Inform the Process Operations Superintendent of daily operational issues and the respective area(s) affected.
  • Escalate and notify the Process Superintendent of any detectable and / or prolonged production variance(s).
  • Manage maintenance requirements of the process plant to maintain production requirements and targets.
  • Oversee the coordination of production shutdowns and start-ups to minimise delays.
  • Champion continuous improvement programs which will assist in enhancing the performance of the process plant operation.

Process Operations Foreman Supervision

  • Supervise Shift Supervisors responsible for the operation of the process plant and associated facilities.
  • Instruct Shift Supervisors on safe work practices and conduct workplace inspections on a regular basis by:
    • inspecting and examining all operating areas at least once during the course of every scheduled shift.
    • meeting with both the Night Shift Supervisor and oncoming Day Shift Supervisor before every scheduled shift to brief each on the on-shift happenings and ensure complete handover.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Ensure compliance of the Shift Supervisors and team to all Health and Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility requirements under Newmont’s Integrated Management System.
  • Oversee that all regulatory requirements are strictly adhered to by the Shift Supervisors.
  • Conduct periodic safety meetings and inspections.
  • Maintain a high housekeeping standard in the process plant.
  • Manage the conduct and completion of incident / accident investigations and take corrective actions to prevent injury and / or re-occurrence.
  • Oversee that equipment isolations are performed in accordance to established procedures.
  • Oversee that security procedures are followed to minimize the opportunities for theft of gold bearing material or company property.

Staff Management

  • Supervise allocated staff member(s) by:
    • providing oversight and corrective action to the supervisory work done by the Shift Supervisors.
    • prioritizing and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
    • checking and controlling the quality of work outputs.
    • developing and training Shift Supervisors.
    • performing the first level of performance appraisal for the Shift Supervisors and other junior staff.
    • disciplining poor performance or actions (first level of discipline).


Formal Qualification (Including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Extractive Metallurgy or equivalent.
  • Process / Metallurgical Superintendent Certificate of Competency from the inspectorate division of Minerals Commission, Ghana.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of mineral processing principles and industry standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of the work management process.



  • Minimum of 8 – 10 years’ experience in metalliferous mining, with a minimum of 6 – 8 years in gold processing.
  • Minimum of 5 – 6 years’ experience managing large and diverse teams.
  • Previous process operating experience, particularly crushing, SAG and Ball Milling, Leach / CIL / CIP, Elution and Electrowinning.
  • Tailing Storage Facility management experience is preferable.


Technical Skills:

  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), MS Project and Ellipse/SAP.
  • Advanced information monitoring and management skills.
  • Advanced planning, organizing, and prioritizing and time management skills.
  • Strong business continuity management skills.
  • Strong capacity planning skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong conflict management and influencing skills.
  • Strong change and project management skills.
  • Sound financial administration, analysis, and reporting skills.


Behavioral Attributes:

  • Assertiveness.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Decisive and Directive.
  • Goal and Quality oriented.
  • Influential.
  • Proactive and Takes Initiative.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Team player.
  • Technically inclined.


  • 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 employee is required to operate in a safety-critical environment with hazardous materials and potentially harmful / dangerous machinery and equipment. The employee occasionally is exposed to electrical hazards of both high and low voltage. The employee may also be exposed to fumes, high temperature hazardous materials, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc.
    • Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask.


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Closing Date : 18th April. 2022

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