Technical Specialist - Mechanical (Autoclave)

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Feb 17, 2021
Mar 19, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Globe 24-7 in partnership with Newcrest Mining, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent to join their Mining Team at their Lihir Gold Operations (LGO).

The Company

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, they aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

At Newcrest, they hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem-solving.

The Role

We are seeking a Technical Specialist Mechanical, specifically across Autoclave Mechanical Maintenance within Fixed Plant Gold processing to work on a FIFO arrangement with Lihir Gold Limited in Papua New Guinea. Reporting to the Supervisor Mechanical you will provide technical direction and expertise to the Process Plant's operational and maintenance work groups to carry out mechanical maintenance activities on the associated processing facilities and equipment. You will assist to develop procedures and training programs for plant maintenance projects & improvement initiatives across Autoclave Asset Management. You will be required to monitor and troubleshoot at a technical level the operational and mechanical maintenance activity regarding Oxidization/Autoclave/Pumping areas and provide technical direction to the supervisors, planners and the maintenance teams. You will safely oversee the technical specialist responsibilities in this area to achieve cost savings, continuous improvement and role reductions. You would be carrying out general technical maintenance activities including assisting with the planning and executing of major Autoclave shutdowns. You will actively participate in scheduling and implementation of planned maintenance tasks and assist the supervisors in the direction of team members.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
  • Relevant Mechanical Engineering trades qualification or certification essential.
  • 7+ years relevant work experience essential including 3 years as a supervisor specialist level.
  • Technical Specialist experience within Autoclave Asset Maintenance area essential.
  • Significant direct autoclave technical specialist experience in fixed plant processing with some Project Execution and Management experience.
  • Shutdown experience in fixed plant gold processing;
  • Significant experience with positive displacement pumps, mechanical seal maintenance and installation.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills in hydraulics & pumping.
  • Demonstrated ability to technically understand blueprints and drawings for the Autoclave AM area;
  • Familiar with ERP systems including SAP - essential;
  • A good understanding of factors influencing standard maintenance business practice KPIs;
  • Proficient in English with excellent verbal, written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Strong active listening & interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training.
  • Working at heights certificate desirable.
  • Confined space entry certificate desirable.
  • Overhead travelling crane operation certificate desirable.
  • Rigging or dogging certificated desirable.
  • PNG National Driver's License essential.
  • Certificate in Workplace Assessment and Training or similar desirable

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • This is FIFO role.
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment

Contact Us

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share these values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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