Senior Electrical Trainer at Newmont Mining Corporation

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.

About This Role

  • To conduct training in process mechanical / electrical maintenance for both experienced plant mechanics / electricians and trainees.
  • To supervise and provide on-the-job guidance to the trainees.
  • To conduct assessments to establish current competencies and report on who will further require training and assessment in areas where competency gaps are identified.

In This Role You Will


  • Impart required process technical skills and knowledge in accordance with prescribed curriculum, programs and standards.
  • Conduct training needs analysis and develop training plans for process maintenance.
  • Report on certification / accreditation status.

Health and Safety

  • Correct unsafe practices whenever such situation exists.
  • Maintain all necessary processes and procedures as outlined in the Training Management System.
  • Model and promote expected behaviours, with emphasis on desired values, safe work practice, punctuality, efficiency and quality of work.

Training and Assessment

  • Conduct training in process electrical & instrumentation maintenance for both experienced plant electricians, instrument technicians and trainees:
    • this includes Plant Apprenticeship Program which is a vital part of Newmont’s commitment to maximise local employment and develop a safe, environmentally, and socially responsible, skilled workforce.
    • the program covers training in theory and practical aspects of process maintenance including safety, community, and environmental aspects of maintenance.
  • Conduct safety training to process workforce in accordance with Newmont standards.
  • Develop and modify process training and assessment materials when directed.
  • Contribute towards production of teaching schedules and other training associated administration.
  • Conduct assessment and testing as detailed in curriculum.
  • Maintain accurate records of all training and assessment activities.
  • Engage with other departments to ascertain their needs.
  • Develop training content, research and pull together material to seek approval on said content from the Learning & Development Superintendent.

Staff Leadership

  • Supervise and provide on-the-job guidance to the trainees.
  • Conduct assessments to establish current competencies and report on who will further require training and assessment in areas where competency gaps are identified.
  • Monitor progress of process trainees and provide coaching and instruction as required.
  • Apply vocational guidance and counselling when needed.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):


  • Diploma (HND) or degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Workplace Trainer and Assessor Certification.

Additional Knowledge

  • Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of large-scale gold process maintenance.
  • Possess a knowledge of competency-based curriculum.


  • Between 6 to 8 years’ relevant experience with preference towards mining, with 3 to 4 years in a supervisory role.

Technical Skills

  • Excellent teaching and facilitation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • English and Twi language ability (spoken and written).
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced consultation, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Advanced research skills.
  • Project management.
  • Team leadership.
  • Needs analysis.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Act professional.
  • Respect.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Influential.
  • Reliable.
  • Independent.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Results driven.
  • Accurate.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located at the Ahafo South Mine.

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 : 17th May, 2024

May 2024