16 May 2024

Production Geologist 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.

About This Role

To coordinate activities between the Ore Control Modelling and Grade Control functions and to perform a QA / QC function on ore mined and tracked to various destinations.

In This Role You Will

Production Geology Planning

  • Undertake geological mapping activities to enhance the understanding of geological controls of mineralisation, and ore and waste delineation.
  • Oversee the refreshing of mark outs in the mining area by the Grade Control Geologist.
  • Coordinate the design and processing of blast movement parameters.
  • Review bench sampling area.
  • Assist in the development of all Mine Geology Standard Operating Procedures.

Production Geology Execution

  • Manage and refine procedures and methodologies employed to govern selective mining.
  • Reconcile daily mined tonnage versus dispatch tonnes and find solutions to variances.
  • Conduct periodic sampling studies for continuous improvement.
  • Assist with monthly reconciliation processes to reconcile planned with actual production data.
  • Confirm polygon compliance against data captured to determine mining accuracy.
  • Check for misrouting of material, investigate root cause and recommend potential solutions and / or systems adjustments to ensure that future misrouting is eliminated.
  • Liaise with Drill and Blast to agree on blast design, with less detrimental impact on ore quality.
  • Work with Short Term Planning Engineers to factor in geological standards into the planning process (i.e., mining direction and blast and sequence).

Reserve Conversion Drilling

  • Supervise the execution of reserve conversion drilling.
  • Carry out geological logging of drill holes including geotechnical and structural data capture.
  • Assist with the geological modeling process.

Production Geology Data Analysis

  • Coordinate the collation of data from Samplers / Lab and carry out sampling studies.
  • Manage the timely and accurate collection of geological information to optimize Ore production.
  • Report daily ore production data accurately.
  • Channel blast movement designs data processing for review by the Chief Mine Geologist / Geology Area Mine Manager.

Team Leadership

  • Provide guidance and expertise to Grade Control Geologists, Geological Technicians and Samplers prior to production.
  • Coordinate all Production Geology activities and dispatch work schedules for the Geological Technicians and Samplers.
  • Facilitate training of Grade Control Geologists.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

  • Communicate with Mine Production personnel daily to prevent dilution during ore loading.
  • Develop daily work schedule and assign work to other staff to expedite workflow and accomplish high priority tasks, as needed.
  • Establish short-term activities directed toward work continuity.
  • Exercise considerable judgment in establishing job priorities.

Health and Safety Management

  • Accept personal responsibility for the health and safety of every employee under or assigned to his/her supervision.
  • Provide hands-on assistance during operations activities and ensuring that safe work practices are followed.
  • Abide by and support others in carrying out activities according to Newmont Health and Safety principles.

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise moderate to complex Geological activities conducted through assigned team member(s) by:
    • Prioritizing and allocating tasks / responsibilities.
    • Checking and controlling the quality of work outputs.
    • Providing on-the-job training, mentoring, and coaching.
    • Performing the first level of performance appraisal.
    • Recommending further / relevant training courses and development actions.
    • Recommending salary increases or promotions for staff.
    • Disciplining poor performance or actions (first level of disciplinary).
    • Enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings, and briefings, etc.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Geology / Geological Engineering / Earth Science.

Additional Knowledge

  • Sound understanding of the following:
    • Development Geology
    • Production Geology


  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years in a Mine Geology environment, which includes 2 – 3 years exposure to Supervisory activities.

Technical Skills

  • Must be able to meet the requirements of a Grade Control Geologist.
  • 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).
  • Advanced decision-making skills.
  • Advanced information monitoring and management skills.
  • Advanced planning, organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong database management skills.
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Accuracy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Customer focused.
  • Proactive.
  • Reliable.
  • Results driven.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Transparent.

Working Conditions

  • Incumbent is exposed to an environment where the need for detailed or precise work is required and there is a continuous need for a high degree of concentration to focus simultaneously on several events or changing factors.
  • Work conducted by the position is site-centered.

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!

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 27th May, 2024

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