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Crane Operator

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Crane Operator at Newmont Mining Corporation

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:

  • Are you able to operate cranes of varying sizes, in accordance with job requests and within the OEM guidelines and load specifications of the crane, to ensure safe lifting of plant and equipment. To check that all rigging is done in accordance with all established safety protocols and conduct basic maintenance of cranes to maximize operational effectiveness?

In This Role You Will:


Crane Operations

  • Operate crane under general supervision of the Shift Supervisor.
  • Perform supporting operational tasks (such as reporting, check list completion etc.) associated with crane operations, by following established processes.
  • Manipulate or depress crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement, according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Lift, position and place machinery, equipment or other large objects within the limitations of the size of crane being utilized.
  • Load and unload trucks according to requirements.
  • Place blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing when lifting heavy loads.
  • Operate crane according to signals from spotters and / or riggers.
  • Accomplish work objectives by determining own work schedule, coordinate with support services and assign short-term tasks to riggers, if necessary.
  • Confirm task completion of all work completed by riggers.
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Maintenance and Repair

  • Perform monthly inspections on the machines, document and file them.
  • Carry out task preparations and assist with basic maintenance and repair of cranes, following detailed instructions.
  • Make sure all load tests and certifications are up to date to comply with minimum legal requirements.
  • Make sure that the cranes and equipment are in a safe working condition.
  • Complete job cards, service quality summaries, and all other necessary paperwork.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Deliver own prescribed outcomes and / or provide support services, by applying Newmont’s Health, Safety and Environment systems, policies and protocols.
  • Inspect the equipment to check and identify any basic risks.
  • Attend all safety meetings. 

Your Training, Skills and Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Crane Operator certification/licenses.
  • MINCOM Operator certificate of competence advantageous.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of maintenance principles and industry standards.
  • Knowledge of the work management process.
  • Knowledge of crane operation and rigging standards


  • Minimum of 3 years’ crane operation experience in a mining plant or similar environment.

Technical Skills:

  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Crane calibration for correct lifting with load cell.
  • Operation of crawler and RBT’s crane for lifting of heavy equipment.
  • Operation of overhead hoist for lifting heavy equipment around mill area, for e.g. motors, pinions, gearboxes

Behavioral Attributes:

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  • Proactive.
  • Punctual.
  • Reliable.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team Player.
  • Resilient.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located at the Ahafo North mine.
  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to efficiently perform the essential functions of this job:
  • Specific vision abilities : required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to work in confined spaces and will be exposed to extreme vibration.
  • Work Environment: The employee is occasionally exposed to noise more than 85 decibels, and to 3 of 4 fumes, high temperature, sharp edges, dust, pinch-points, vibration, slippery surfaces etc.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Work requires mandatory PPE such as helmet, goggles, high visible clothing, safety harness, ear plugs and dust mask according to working conditions.





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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