Control Systems Technical Specialist II (Ref. : 29644)

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  • Post Date: August 18, 2023
Job Description

Control Systems Technical Specialist II (Ref. : 29644)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

The Control Systems Technical Specialist II is a member of the global Fixed Plant Control (FPC) systems team and is responsible for maintaining and improving the availability and integrity of the site industrial control system (ICS) infrastructure for a single site.

This position reports to and supports the Control Systems Technical Supervisor / Senior Control Systems Technical Supervisor. The incumbent:

  • provides technical expertise and support for all DCS, PLC & SCADA hardware, configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades;
  • provides technical expertise and support for all ICS networking, telemetry, and all site OT infrastructure including the PI Historian suite of applications;
  • provides support to control room / operations, metallurgists, maintenance, engineering, and projects departments to safely maximise production capacity across both processing and mining facilities;
  • collaborates with control system vendors to manage minor upgrades, patching and incorporate new products reliably in to the site ICS;
  • performs any preventative or corrective maintenance required on the ICS infrastructure. The incumbent is also required to continuously develop and improve the site maintenance procedures to maximise the availability of the site ICS;
  • utilises Newmont standard ICS applications for alarm and controller performance, downtime reporting, electronic shift logging to improve system performance;
  • implements change requests and project support, adhering to existing site configuration standards and change management (MOC) processes;
  • has sufficient experience in mineral processing and mining facilities to understand and manage the risks associated with any temporary or permanent changes to the site industrial control system;
  • participates in the global FPC system community of practice sharing lessons learned and best practices; and
  • is required to recognise and replicate where appropriate best-practice solutions provided by the global FPC system community.

Essential Duties

  • Monitor the site ICS infrastructure status and resolve any issues identified.
  • Implement minor temporary and permanent change requests to ICS software/application.
  • Execute and/or support projects impacting on site ICS.
  • Lead daily ICS pre-start meetings and checks and respond to key metrics including alarm rates & controller performance.
  • Participate in site operations and maintenance pre-start and handover meetings, remaining informed of site priorities, issues and initiatives.
  • Assist with diagnosis and resolution of operations and maintenance issues related to the ICS.
  • Perform internal auditing and preventative maintenance, minor upgrades and validation of spares for ICS infrastructure.
  • Support the site OT infrastructure and applications, including the PI Historian suite.
  • Participation in the global process control community.

The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience

  •  Electrical and/or instrumentation trade certificate is essential.
  • Additional qualifications in process control or control systems desirable


  • At least 7 years of experience working with control systems in any related industry.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience in at least one of the following systems:
    • Yokogawa Centum VP DCS
    • Rockwell Control / Compact Logix PLCs
    • Schneider Modicon PLCs
    • CitectSCADA HMI systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of OsiSoft PI application suite desirable
  • Significant exposure and understanding of industrial Ethernet networks
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for industrial control systems

Skills and Competencies

  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving ability
  • High attention to detail and effective communication
  • Ability to work effectively with site and broader control system teams
  • Bilingualism, French and English

Working Conditions

  • Éléonore mine site (Fly-in, Fly-out)
  • Schedule: 14 days of work followed by 14 days of rest

Interested qualified candidates should send their resume via the company’s Web site at no later than September 06, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview.

As an equal opportunity employer, Newmont is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. Accordingly, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a declaration confirming that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your anticipated start date, and you may also be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date, or at a later date upon Newmont’s request. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law..