Supervisor - Ore Processing

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

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Full Time

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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 in the Central West of New South Wales, approximately 25 km outside the vibrant regional town of Orange and a three-hour drive from Sydney. Employees reside in the varied accommodation options in Orange, with the surrounding winery and national park areas to enjoy. 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 are we looking for

As our new Supervisor - Ore Processing, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Concentrator One & Two Plants within the Ore Processing area which includes crushing, grinding, flotation, thickening and filtration circuits. Working collaboratively across multiple stakeholders to drive continuous improvement, maintaining the compliance and execution of daily tasks, isolations & shutdown plans. Reporting to the Production Superintendent, you will ensure the Ore Processing Department is operating safely, effectively and meeting agreed production and recovery targets at below budget cost.

With 14 direct reports and multiple contractors reporting to you, you will:
  • demonstrate, support, and encourage alignment with Newcrest values and policies. You'll also ensure compliance with safety and environmental management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure operation of the processing equipment occurs within the process parameters and control limits in accordance with documented safe work procedures
  • Actively contribute to improvements in safety culture and processes to ensure ongoing, practical improvements in safe work practices and operator training.
  • Manage the shift activities of the Process Technicians, including the assignment of duties/responsibilities, isolations and permits.
  • Report, investigate and contribute to mitigating actions for all incidents and hazards identified
  • Compile daily reports on overall production and recovery targets while troubleshooting and actioning any variance outside of parameters or target

Through excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach, you will coach, mentor, and guide your team, and work seamlessly with various stakeholders to achieve the required safety, operational and commercial outcomes.

In addition, you will be required to have:
  • Extensive supervisory experience of a medium to large team
  • A minimum of 5yrs experience within a Concentrator
  • Ability to promote a positive, inclusive work culture
  • Knowledge of processing plant environment/process from a hard rock mining background.
  • High-level computer skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Motivated and organised, with great communication skills

This will be permanent role with a roster of 7 days on, 7 days off, followed by 7 nights on, 7 nights off.

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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