Maintenance Technician - Strategy – Cadia Panel Cave Development

Location: Cadia Valley Operations NSW Posted Date: September 12, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 978312(RPO PC23) Careermine Job Id: 1801528
Challenge yourself

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest’s journey to building Australia’s largest and most technically advanced block cave.

We’re building our mining development expertise for our panel caving expansion works for phase three to extend our vision of a 50-year mine life for Cadia.

We’re turning tough deposits into tier one assets with our extensive experience in block caving, using selective processing skills to push boundaries and discover new growth opportunities.

Cadia is leading the world in developing the next generation of block caving - undercutless caving.

Operations near and far

With residential DIDO and selected FIFO opportunities available at our operations which are located just outside of Orange, NSW. We offer a unique opportunity for employees and their families to enjoy a mining career all whilst living in a major regional center only three hours away from Sydney, NSW.

Who we’re looking for

As Maintenance Technician - Strategy, you will focus on creating and optimising equipment maintenance strategies with the aim to improve safety, production, cost and risk.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Generate life of asset strategies for new equipment with close consultation with the OEM’s to optimise life of asset performance (safety, cost & reliability)
  • Conduct routine inspections and reviews of existing maintenance strategies, processes and procedures to optimise life of asset performance (safety, cost & reliability)
  • Establish standardised operating procedures for corrective and preventative maintenance
  • Contribute to continuous improvement through implementing strategy changes generated from the technicians after reviewing their potential impact
  • Leverage technology to advance and automate maintenance programs
  • Track performance, constantly monitor and refine maintenance strategies to ensure the dynamic demands of the business and industry are met
  • Establish a business improvement culture with a key focus on metrics and cost efficiencies


We are looking for qualified, safety-focused and team-oriented individuals with:
  • A relevant Trade qualification
  • A current and valid Australian driver’s license
  • Extensive and proven experience in a similar strategic role within a mobile fleet environment
  • A strong attitude and commitment to workplace health and safety
  • A passion for continuous improvement and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Exceptional attention to detail and exceptional communication skills, coupled with the ability to liaise with a broad stakeholder base (Newcrest & External Vendors)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with modern maintenance techniques and computerised maintenance management systems (preference given to SAP experience)


Our commitment to you

Keeping our people safe and healthy is our most important asset. Our commitment to safety, health and wellbeing is supported by systems and standards that embed our safety culture.

Cadia Valley Operations is committed to a smoke free work environment by 1 January 2020.

Newcrest is committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

For more information on one or more of the above opportunities, please apply here today.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.

Applicants who are successful after 1st round interviews will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre, which will be held on dates across 14th – 25th of October 2019. Please ensure that you are available during this period.



Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake probity checks.