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Newmont data-careersite-propertyid="title" class="rtltextaligneligible">Dozer Operator in United States

data-careersite-propertyid="title" class="rtltextaligneligible">Dozer Operator

Date: May 14, 2024


Ahafo, GH

Workplace Type: Onsite

About This Role:

  • To operate dozer to deliver daily maintenance of pit, dump and stockpile floors and roads, as well as managing the efficient operation of all dumping operations, in a safe and controlled manner.

In This Role You Will:

Dozer Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities

  • Attend all pre-shift instruction meetings.

  • Communicate with and receive instruction from the Mine Operations Shift Supervisor and follow the 1. Dozer Pre-Shift and On-Shift Activities

  • Attend all pre-shift instruction meetings.

  • Communicate with and receive instruction from the Mine Operations Shift Supervisor and follow the specified instruction and working plan, prior to the execution of activities.

  • Understand the maintenance and dozing activities that need to be completed and the designated location of dozing activities.

  • Conduct work assessments and risk assessments and install critical controls and other controls (i.e. signage and communications), prior to dozing.

  • Perform pre-start checks on the dozer and log results onto the JIGSAW system.

  • Assess the working area to be dozed to determine how to approach the activity.

  • Follow laid-down dozing procedures and instructions.

  • Run dozer machinery according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and standard task procedures (STP’s).

  • Operate both the CAT D10 Dozer and CAT 844K Rubber-Tired Dozer safely and competently.

  • Conduct pushing/ dozing activities such as:

  • clearing pit environment after blasting activities.

  • conducting clearing and stripping as required for mining activities.

  • maintaining dumping locations through pushing waste material or ore and ensuring access or floors are sheeted to prevent tire damage.

  • sloping for reclamation to the required reclamation standards.

  • Manage waste dump and stockpile tip-ends including the safe, accurate spotting of haul trucks for dumping.

  • Uphold Quality Assurance / Quality Checking standards.

  • Maintain in-pit and ex-pit roads to design.

  • Use dozer to perform cut and fill to design using GPS (dozer files) or field sticks / pegs.

  • Signal Dispatcher on the two-way communication radio to inform of any detected dozer machinery defects or issues.

  • Report and escalate all accidents and incidents occurring in the shift immediately to the Dispatcher / Shift Supervisor.

  • Monitor the condition of the Dozer’s Ground Engaging Tools and report any deficiencies.

  • Perform routine cleaning (housekeeping) to assure the continued smooth operation of the dozer.

  • Perform clean up activities and maintain road grades for shovels / excavators and loaders.

  • Meet and/or exceed established performance expectations set by management.

  • Assist in developing peers to perform quality dozing duties.

  • Perform other related activities, as assigned by the Shift Supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities:

Dozer Post-Shift Handover

  • Conduct post-shift inspections regarding hazards and defects identified and communicate these to Dispatch / Supervisor and the incoming operators for the smooth running of Operations.

  • Communicate and provide work status handovers to incoming Dozer Operators.

Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Communicate with Loading Equipment Operators to verify the safety of clean-up activities inside the loading unit proximity.

  • Communicate with Dispatch using via two-way radio.

  • Maintain communications between Dozers and Truck Operators.

  • Ensure own dozing shift work meets established statutory standards.

    Health and Safety Management

  • Inspect and operate dozer, in compliance with Newmont and manufacturer specifications.

  • Manage risks through the FLRA and JHA processes.

  • Follow all safety policies, procedures and legislation.

  • Operate the dozer in a safe manner and take steps to prevent minimal wear and tear and / or damage to equipment.

  • Work without risk or harm to others.

  • Maintain a strong focus of safety throughout all activities.

  • Provide hands-on assistance during dozing activities to fellow colleagues to ensure that safe work practices are followed.

  • Attend daily morning safety meetings.

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • Junior High School and higher Certificate.

Additional Knowledge:

  • Mineral Commission Operators License.

  • Drivers’ License E.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Dozer operation.

  • General knowledge of Dozer and other heavy equipment.


  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ dozing operation experience in an open pit mining environment.

    Technical Skills:

  • Strong heavy equipment operation skills.

  • Strong administrative skills.

  • Strong listening skills.

  • Strong concentration skills.

  • Sound planning, organising and prioritising skills.

  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Sound technical communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

  • Sound time management skills.

  • Ability to operate dozer controls, instruments and gauges and understand their respective functions.

  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with peers and supervisor.

    Behavioural Attributes:

  • Accuracy.

  • Continuous learning.

  • Dedicated.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Hand-Eye Coordination.

  • Honesty.

  • Manual dexterity.

  • Multi-tasking.

  • Pro-active.

  • Punctual.

  • Reliable and independent.

  • Safety conscious.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Team Player.

  • Technically Inclined.

Working Conditions:

The Position is located in the Ahafo North mine site.

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!