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Senior Specialist - Mechanical (Belts & Rubber)

Newcrest Mining
Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023

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Full Time

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At Newcrest, we are not just an average mining company. We are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to exploring and mining minerals critical to the global energy transition. Our values and stakeholders' needs guide us in every decision we make.

When you join our internationally recognized Lihir Gold operation, located on the beautiful island of Niolam in Papua New Guinea, you become part of a diverse team that is committed to making a positive impact. We care about your growth, development, and success, and we invest in a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and innovation.

We are now recruiting for the position of Senior Specialist - Mechanical.

The Senior Specialist - Mechanical will develop procedures and training programs for plant maintenance projects & improvement initiatives that may arise in the Belts & Rubber, Crushing and equipment, facilities, and ancillary areas. Ensure plant availability and reliability is maintained in an environment of conflicting maintenance and operational requirements in a technically complex operation.

Ideally, our preferred applicant with have 10 years + experience in a supervisory role in fixed plant maintenance and operations of large process plants including planning and executing major shutdowns. Certificate III Belt Splicing is essential.

This is a rare opportunity for a Senior Specialist - Mechanical to work in a unique and challenging environment. We're keen to receive applications from those who are adept with the following.
  • Active participation in scheduling and implementation of planned maintenance tasks and assisting the Superintendent - Crushing Operations in the direction of team members.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good familiarity and technical skills with P&IDs and technical drawings.

What we offer:

For this opportunity, Newcrest Lihir Gold is offering a 22/ 20 FIFO roster from a range of designated marshalling points.

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations, as well as balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym, pool, and a variety of recreational activities. All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including a competitive salary and ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities.

Our Commitment:
Lihir's commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that everyone can work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, while respecting the diverse cultures, religions, and governing codes in which we operate.

Our motivated and dedicated workforce, 90% of which are Papua New Guinean, will inspire you, and together, we create a culturally enriching experience where life-long relationships can be formed within the industry.

At Lihir, we believe in the power of our people and the positive impact we can make. Join us and be part of something extraordinary.




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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Newcrest Mining

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