A typical day would start with me checking all of the bulk commodity levels at multiple mine sites through out Northern Nevada ie: sulfuric acid, lime, fuel caustic acid and the movement of gold ore from one mine site to another. Followed by checking with end users needs would be for that day or week and then getting with our contracted trucking companies to make sure they had the right equipment to satisfy all of the needs of an end use on any mine site in Northern Nevada belonging to Newmont Mining. At that point I would forecast how much of a commoidty we would need for that week and source that particular commodity. The work place culture was great for the most part working with good friendly people, being basically the liaison between my carrier contractors and end users within Newmont. The hardest part was defiantly the contract negation portion of the job. Trying to help all of mine upper management realize the rates were what they were; considering the fact that they typically had no experience in putting a Transportation Services Agreement together and how its ever changing.Finally it was my responsibly to reconcile all bulk commodity and ore deliveries some were reconciled weekly and some were reconciled monthly. Finally part of my duties were to manage the Dunphy rail terminal where our copper concentrate was shipped out via rail over seas. Along with out copper, our sulfuric acid, lime , and grinding media all came in via rail at the dunphy terminal.
Could have some long hour toward the end of the year which is to be expected
I would recommend newmont to anyone, was a great place to work. stresses safety over all that we did there. Mining can be dangerous by nature, the company does their very best to mitigate all hazards. The hours could be long but the people I met there were awesome.
safety culture, people, and work that required a certain amount of skill.
hours could be long, sometimes sacrificed family time for the job.
I enjoyed working day shift at the gold mill. I tested and calibrated different types of monitoring equipment. I saw the largest autoclave I have ever seen, and worked on the equipment. Electrical, instrumentation, and PLC troubleshooting and repair.
When Newmont fires you , you get a 3 line letter of service stating your name, ss number and date from and to when you worked there. That is all. You are told that they do this so no one knows you were fired. The truth is when using this letter every potential employer knows that you were fired. No cause for firing you is given. You have no chance at getting a future job unless it is the bottom of the barrel.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Winnemucca, NV – February 13, 2017
Great Company to work for. Usually would only work 14 days a month based on 12 hour shifts. Average income was around 80k a year as a Tech 4 operator. Benefits were amazing and the Company owned and operated a Medical Clinic in Winnemucca that made it very easy to take your children or even yourself to to see a Doctor for most medical, except surgery.
Typical open pit mining operation. Some training is available to further or learn new skills. Not in a consistant manner though. Co-workers try to help each other and have a "fun time".Pay rate is high compared to other states & companies. Overall a good company to work for.
two, required 30 min breaks; one paid the other not.
every crew follows their own training and overtime lists, senority doesn't mean much.
The ability to cycle rounds...muck, bolt drill, and blast...adhear to safety and work well with others unsupervised at times...I was also on a nationally ranked mine rescue team so my skills go beyond just mining.
I Worked for Newmont several years and at first thought they treated their employes well but the more I seen the more dis heartened I became. Newmont promote a culture as a world class operation with world class people, this is not the case, I was in a position of leadership and seen how easy the got rid of people whenever they felt like it with no concern of the employes situation, firing people under the disguise of down sizing then re hiring again after a few weeks, new employes were put off with out any notice, newmonts policy was to make them get up at 3.30am travel an hour unpaid to site them terminate them as soon As they got there and give them 15 minutes under supervision to get their belongings, people lost their houses after Newmont made them relocate to Winnemucca with out any regard, Beware Newmont do NOT care about their people, if you want job security do not work for Newmont.
long days, unpaid 2 hours travel to site, do not treat employes with respect