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Senior Specialist - Electrical & Instrumentation

Newcrest Mining
Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Full Time

Job Details

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 Senior Specialist - Electrical and Instrumentation for a FIFO position at Lihir Gold Limited. Reporting to the Superintendent - Processing (Oxygen Plant), you will drive the long-term maintenance activities of the Oxygen Plant Electrical & Instrumentation teams for the delivery of reliability and minimum interruption to facilities when outages occur and provide technical support during plant shutdowns.

Additionally, you will have significant exposure to coaching, mentoring, and upskilling personnel around highly technical electrical and instrument activities to ensure safety and skill are at the utmost standard.

Additional scope will include but not be limited to:
  • Drive and influence proactive safety behaviours within workgroups through visible leadership.
  • Develop team members through daily feedback, coaching, and formal training.
  • Provide electrical and instrumentation technical assistance and support to the operations, maintenance, and technical services representatives responsible for the oxygen plants.
  • Monitor the maintenance activities performed by the national workforce on the Instrumentation and control equipment in the assigned area in line with the maintenance schedule.
  • Select and size instrumentation and valving in accordance with process design criteria managing the instrument tag databases including the revision and allocation of new tags.
  • Ensure that all instruments and valves are installed and commissioned in accordance with existing site standards and specifications and that any changes to existing plant instrumentation as requested through the work order system are in accordance with the department's change management procedures.
  • Recommend new installations or modifications to improve plant control performance or replacement of defective or obsolete instrumentations for control equipment systems and subsystems.
  • Supervise and monitors the progress of all types of routine, breakdown, and planned maintenance activities, so as to minimize downtime for the equipment for increased plant productivity.
  • Ensure instrument documentation (P&IDs, datasheets, instrument list, loop, termination drawings. etc.) is revised in accordance with industry standards and kept up to date in an auditable format.
  • Effectively manage costs within the team's business area including participation in the budgeting process, financial analysis, and cost-benefit assessments.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
  • 10+ years relevant work experience in O&G or Chemical industries, including 5 years as a leader (essential).
  • Dual Electrical & Instrumentation trade qualification or certification (essential).
  • Australian, New Zealand or PNG Power Electrical Licenses (essential).
  • High Voltage Switching Accreditation (essential).
  • Radiation Safety Officer accreditation (desirable).
  • Experience in a large mining or heavy industrial environment in electrical and instrumentation roles with significant high voltage switching and HV power reticulation experience.
  • Extensive experience within a large-scale complex processing plant or heavy industry.
  • Advanced understanding of the principles associated with the repair and maintenance of industrial electrical equipment including HV and LV motors, motor control centres, variable speed drives, power distribution, and lighting systems.
  • Advanced understanding of the principles associated with the installation, repair, and calibration of industrial instrumentation including flow, pressure, temperature, density, position, and chemical analysis instruments.
  • Proficient in the reading/interpretation and accurate updating of electrical drawings.

Mobilisation Requirements
  • Must be open to working FIFO in PNG.
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.

The Rewards

This position gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the world's largest and most technically challenging gold deposits across Australasia. A market-competitive remuneration package is on offer for the successful candidate.

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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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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