16 May 2024

Metallurgical Lab Assistant at Newmont Corporation

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Job Description

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 favorable 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 the 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.



  • To provide support and assistance to the Metallurgical Laboratory Specialist and Metallurgists / Engineers in their activities and functions to enable the smooth running of the Metallurgical and Assay Laboratories in the Process Operations function.

In This Role You Will

Support Laboratory Operations

  • Collect regular plant samples and assist in sample preparation and analysis.
  • Perform particle size distribution on specified plant composite samples.
  • Conduct bottle roll test on specified samples
  • Carry out daily and weekly maintenance and inspection of Cyanide Analysers and auto-samplers.
  • Provide cleaning and maintenance support for sample bottles and buckets.
  • Gather information required for weekly reagent inventory and provide quantities to the Laboratory Specialist.
  • Conduct daily plant checks on dissolved oxygen, pH, carbon profiles, and cyanide concentrations.
  • Support the Plant Metallurgist in checking and calibrating the densitometer.
  • Support the Plant Metallurgist to Conduct weekly Primary and Pebble Crusher gap checks and Visio Rock Camera cleaning.
  • Determine waste that needs to be removed and disposed of at both the Metallurgical and Assay laboratories.
  • Determine liner measurements that need to be taken.
  • Conduct inspections on metallurgical equipment and identify any variances or defects.
  • Escalate any requests for metallurgical equipment maintenance post-inspection.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

  • Accomplish work objectives by determining own work schedule.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Metallurgist

Health and Safety Management

  • Upkeep and adhere to standardized housekeeping practice and align these to specified Newmont Health and Safety management protocols.
  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Inspect the Metallurgical and Assay laboratories to check and identify any potential safety issues and report timeously.
  • Attend all health and safety meetings.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Additional Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of assay laboratory and metallurgy principles and industry standards.
  • Basic knowledge of assay laboratory metallurgy plant equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory and mobile equipment operation, as it relates to statutory regulations relevant to safety and the environment for the mining industry.
  • License B (Light Motor Vehicle).


  • Minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience in metallurgical laboratory, assay laboratory and / or process plant, preferably in a gold mine.

Technical Skills

  • Strong manual dexterity skills.
  • Sound communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound test equipment skills.
  • Sound Computer literacy skills – MS Office (Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Basic problem-solving skills.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Accuracy.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Continuous Learning.
  • Initiative.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Proactive.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Team player.

Working Conditions

  • The Position is located in the Ahafo North mine site.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 27th May, 2024

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