Tanami, NT, AU
Closing date
Jun 13, 2022

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At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa. Both the successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The Role

The role

Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the Underground Electrician is responsible for carrying out the servicing, repair and maintenance of fixed plant electrics utilising relevant test equipment in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

The role is based in Tanami and offers a FIFO roster from Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Brisbane.

In this role you will

Carrying out routine electrical maintenance of fixed plant and underground mobile equipment.

Maximising highest level of plant availability by ensuring all scheduled electrical maintenance is carried out to a high standard and in a timely manner.

Complete work orders in a safe and timely manner to the standards set by the Electrical Supervisor.

Meeting company maintenance and production objectives by ensuring all electrical installation and maintenance work is carried out to relevant Australian Standards and regulations.

The Person


Electrical Trade Qualification and Northern Territory Grade A Workers License

Experience in the underground mining industry.

Demonstrate strong electrical breakdown fault finding skills

To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver's license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.


Experience maintaining and Fault finding Sandvik drill rigs

Installation and fault finding RCT remote bogger installations

HV switching qualification

Working at heights

Instrumentation experience

Familiarisation with Citect or other SCADA systems

Experience with Maintenance management systems (SAP)

Experienced in installing, testing, and certifying of new installations in the underground environment

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.

We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.

More About Newmont
  • Website: http://www.newmont.com
  • Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmont.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
  • Blog: https://www.newmont.com/blog-stories/
  • Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmont.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.
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