Leading Hand - Mechanical (Auxiliary)

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Oct 11, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Full Time
Globe 24-7 in partnership with Newcrest Mining, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent to join their Mobile Fleet Maintenance Auxiliary team at their Lihir Gold Operations (LGO) in Papua New Guinea.

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 'hands-on' experienced Leading Hand - Mechanical for a FIFO position on Lihir Island, PNG. Reporting to the Supervisor - Mechanical, you will be required to act as the mechanical maintenance team lead to monitor and oversee the day-to-day activities of the Mobile Fleet Maintenance Auxiliary mechanical team. This will involve maximizing the utilisation of the resources to achieve cost savings, continuous improvement initiatives, and ensure that all equipment is correctly maintained to meet necessary production and reliability targets and satisfy customer requirements.

The role will have responsibility to:
  • Conduct mechanical maintenance on the mobile fleet by ensuring a high level of understanding of operational issues including fault diagnosis, repairs, and equipment performance.
  • Perform preventative mechanical maintenance inspections on the mobile fleet.
  • Lead and monitor mechanical maintenance activities of technicians.
  • Ensure maintenance schedules are in compliance with OEM recommendations and only genuine OEM parts are used.
  • Ensures maintenance records for the mobile fleet are kept current.

Essential criteria
  • A minimum level of Grade 10 education.
  • Diesel Fitting or Mechanical trades qualification or certification
  • PNG Driver's Licence - Class 6
  • 3-5 years post trade relevant work experience essential in large-scale mining operations or heavy industry.
  • Previous experience in maintaining equipment in mobile fleet track, rubber tyre, and loading equipment.
  • Knowledge of maintenance programs such as Caterpillar ET & CAT SIS
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously from time to time.
  • High motivated with the ability to work autonomously from time to time.
  • High attention to detail with good time management skills.
  • Strong active listening & interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training.

Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in the delivery and assessment of training
  • EWP, Forklift, and Overhead Crane Tickets.
  • Computer proficiency in SAP & MS Office suite.

The Requirements
  • Must be open to FIFO within PNG.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.
  • Must have proof of a completed Police Clearance within the last six months.

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 of 24/10/2021.