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Mine Maintenance General Foreman

Date: Jun 16, 2021

Location: Moengo, SI, SR

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Newmont Suriname was established in 2004 as an entity of Newmont Mining Corporation and is headquartered in Paramaribo, Suriname. Located in South America, Suriname was originally settled as a Dutch colony, is very culturally diverse and enjoys a tropical climate. The Merian Project is located approximately 60 km south of Moengo in a largely undeveloped part of the country with the nearest permanent settlement, Langa Tabiki, approximately 17 km east from the Project site. Strong support from host communities and the government of Suriname strengthen Merian's ability to deliver safe, profitable production with significant upside potential and opportunity for employees, host communities and shareholders.


Number and Titles of Persons/Areas Supervised:
Responsible for directing and controlling the Mine Maintenance activities. Supervise maintenance coordinators, and help in achievement of department’s objectives. Indirectly oversee maintenance supervisors, planners, technicians, and hourly staff.


The Mine Maintenance General Foreman assumes responsibility for directing and controlling the Mine Maintenance activities to ensure efficiency throughout.

Essential Duties

1. Conduct safety meetings, staff meetings and safety inspections.
2. Respond to emergencies that could cause injury or loss to production.
3. Monitor and review costs. Establish and maintain budgets.
4. Oversees maintenance activities such as work orders schedules, preventative maintenance, equipment repairs, maintenance tools, employee vacations and training.
5. Interview prospective employees and conduct department orientation for new hires.
6. Communicate department status with supervision and interface with other departments.
7. Communicate verbally and in writing, any job related problems, job status and work history pertaining to the job.
8. Review staff and hourly employees’ performance.
9. Communicate/cooperate with vendors.
10. Ensure department’s compliance with the requirement of Government of Suriname’s Agencies, Surgold’s lending institutions, shareholders’ environmental, health and Safety legislation and company regulations.
11. Assist in developing departmental and Company procedures and policies. Administer corrective action. Enforce departmental and Company policy. Enforce governmental laws and environmental compliance.
The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

• The Mine Maintenance General Foreman is required to have twelve (12) years of experience in open pit mining and mining development with increasing levels of responsibility
• Bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering, Geology, Civil Engineering or related discipline would be considered an asset.


Working Conditions

• The Mine Maintenance General Foreman must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
• The Mine Maintenance General Foreman must wear personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, safety glasses, earplugs, long sleeved shirts, or any other equipment to perform duties safely.


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.

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