Mill Control Room Operator – 986579

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Brucejack operation is now recruiting for a Mill Control Room Operator z with a competitive hourly wage of $55.44 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity with an additional short-term incentive of 10%.

The Control Room Operator (CRO) is accountable to the Mill Operations Supervisor or Designate. The CRO will be responsible for Monitoring and Controlling plant conditions and maintain proper documentation including Daily Operator report, Operator logs, Change Management logs and maintenance records.

Understand and perform safety, environmental and regulatory responsibilities such as hazard identification, equipment lockout, emergency response, and implement safe working procedures.

Ensure effective communication with Mill operations and Maintenance, UG Paste Operations Group and supervisory staff ensuring that the process plant operates safely, and efficiently with minimal downtime. Planned production targets including water treatment discharge effluent targets are within compliance. The Control Room Operator will also provide assistance to plant operations during downtime and preventative maintenance routines. The individual must be highly motivated, use good judgment, and able to communicate within a multi-disciplinary team. 

The position also requires compliance with all Health & Safety and other relevant policies and regulations.

Perform following duties, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Demonstrate effective safety leadership within a team environment and promote environmental awareness in all work or task related duties.
  • Operate Mill processes and all associated equipment from the central control room and through the distribution control (DCS) system to ensure operations are within specified parameters and production goals including water treatment discharge effluent targets are achieved.
  • Troubleshoot operational problems and provide solutions, with intent of working towards continuous improvement at all times.
  • Monitor and observe equipment operating status so that safe and effective operation of the plant is maintained and assess risks posed by identified problems and ensure supervision is aware of concerns and/or potential issues.
  • Ensure required documentation, logs and reports are up to date and complete.
  • Analyze systems data to recommend changes or modifications to existing control systems.
  • Monitor mill fire alarm panel.
  • Respond to UG Code I Emergency in accordance with the established SOP.
  • Other related duties as required.

What We Offer  

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable on-site accommodations with private washrooms, including excellent balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities including a golf simulator, high-intensity fitness classes, yoga classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and hiking groups. You will also have access to a fully equipped music room while on site.     

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:  

  • Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site.  
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications  
  • Competitive Benefits and Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching program 
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities    

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.    

About You  

Position requirements include, but are not limited to:   

  • Advanced, demonstrated knowledge utilizing DCS process controls combined with a minimum of ten (10) years mineral processing experience and five (5) years directly related control room experience.
  • Incumbent must be well versed with SABC operation, gravity concentration, flotation process, concentrate dewatering, water treatment plant for underground water discharge, tailings dewatering and paste backfilling process.
  • Previous start-up and commissioning experience is an asset.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated time management and decision-making skills.
  • Cross cultural awareness with an understanding and sensitivity of the challenges associated with differences in cultural and economic backgrounds.

Additional Information

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 14 days on/14 days off rotation.
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening and a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Be able to maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts day or night.
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team.

Our Commitment to You  

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.   

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.