Technician - Electrical (Back End)

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Jan 11, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Full Time
As part of forging a stronger Newcrest, we are committed to developing our people. We recognize that building capabilities and creating career opportunities across our business is not only important for our people, but it is critical to our success now and in the future.

We are now seeking expressions of interest from current Newcrest staff and contractors in the position of Technician - Electrical for a FIFO position based at our Lihir Gold Operation (LGO).

The Role

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, you will be required to undertake day-to-day electrical maintenance tasks to achieve consistently high standards of safety, availability, and reliability at the Processing Plant and ensure optimum equipment availability and reliability by taking ownership of equipment and actioning any instrumentation maintenance requirements within a timely manner.

The role will have responsibility to:
  • Implements consistent compliance with set maintenance priorities by effectively communicating day-to-day maintenance priorities with Supervisor and team to deliver optimum equipment availability and reliability.
  • Monitors and follows up on consistency of maintenance standards and practices within government regulations and company policy.
  • Performs electrical maintenance tasks to a high standard, follow procedures and complete tasks as allocated by immediate Supervisor or other leaders.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement process by recommending solutions to electrical equipment reliability issues and assisting with and implementing maintenance strategy and system initiatives to improve maintenance solutions continuously.
  • Effectively communicates day-to-day maintenance issues with the Electrical Supervisor, and with other sections and work groups by providing updates of relevant issues and seeking information or input as required to define maintenance priorities and develop effective working relationships.
  • Escalates any issues, delays or roadblocks impacting ability to execute tasks.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections on plant equipment

Essential criteria
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience essential in heavy industry preferably in a mining environment.
  • Relevant experience in Maintaining electrical equipment and fixed Installations.
  • Minimum level of Grade 10 education.
  • Electrical Trade Certificate.
  • PNG Power Electrical License.
  • PNG Driver's License Class 3/6.

Desirable criteria
  • High Voltage switching competency.
  • High Voltage Certificate.
  • Elevated Work platform ticket.
  • Experience in conveying systems, Crushers and Grinding mills.

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

We encourage all employees interested in this role to discuss with their immediate Manager how the opportunity aligns with their career development plan before applying. Please ensure you submit a CV and Covering Letter via the Intranet before the advertised closing date.

Initial confidential inquiries about the role and/or selection process should be directed