Process Technician

Newcrest Mining
Cadia Valley Operations, Australia
Closing date
Dec 25, 2021

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Mill & Metallurgy, Technicians
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time

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Discover what's possible with us

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

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

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

Operations near and far

Our Cadia site is located in the Central West of New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional town of Orange and three hours' drive from Sydney. Employees reside in the varied accommodation options in Orange, with the surrounding winery and national park areas to enjoy.

Employees have access to the area's wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector, excellent educational facilities, shopping, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we're looking for

We are currently seeking a Process Technician to join the Ore Processing department at our Cadia mine, during a period of transformation. Reporting to the Ore Processing shift supervisor, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the various plant and equipment within the department which includes crushing, grinding, flotation, thickening and filtration circuits.

A few key deliverables include, but not limited to:
  • Participating in all shift handovers, ensuring all issues are appropriately documented and shared with the Leading Hand/Plant Supervisor.
  • Working with Maintenance, Metallurgy and the wider Operations team to drive continuous improvement, maintaining the compliance and execution of daily tasks and production targets, isolations & shutdown plans,
  • Problem solving, reporting and prioritising of breakdowns
  • Assisting in the development of competencies of other employees where directed.
  • Demonstrate strong health and safety attitude in the workplace, aligning with Newcrest's safety culture, values and behaviours

To be considered, applicants will ideally need the following skills and experience:
  • Previous experience in the mining, mineral processing or resources industries
  • Current Forklift, EWP, Working at heights and Confined space competencies an advantage
  • A willingness to learn and thrive in a busy process plant environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and mechanical aptitude
  • NSW Manual Drivers Licence

You will possess a passion and drive to ensure high safety standards, be team oriented, as demonstrated by your excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

Please note: This is a permanent fulltime role based in Orange, NSW. You will be required to work a 7 days on/7 off roster (12-hours per day, Thursday - Wednesday (day & night rotation). DIDO or FIFO options are available for the right individual.

Our commitment to you

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 our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.


Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies.

At Newcrest we’re known for our strong technical capabilities in exploration, deep underground block caving and metallurgical processing skills. We're committed to creating a work environment where everyone can go home safe and healthy every day, and where everyone actively contributes to this outcome; operating and developing mines in line with strong environmental, social and governance practices; developing a diverse workforce; and developing and maintaining strong relationships with our communities and governments.

In 2017, we joined the International Council on Mining and Metals, an international organisation that brings together 25 mining and metals companies and over 30 regional and commodities associations dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, and serving as a catalyst for change to enhance mining’s contribution to society.

Our Code of ConductCorporate governance framework and a comprehensive suite of company policies protect against illegal and inappropriate behaviours, such as fraud, bribery, corruption, discrimination and bullying, and articulate our position on safety, health, human rights, environment, communities, security and diversity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion are essential parts of Newcrest’s vision, values and company culture. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 to learn more about how we are building a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

Our headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia with operating mines in Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.

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