Technical Specialist - Mechanical

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Full Time
The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms north-east of Port Moresby on the tropical Niolam Island (Lihir Island). Committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive work culture, Lihir's mission is to deliver superior returns from finding, developing and operating gold/copper mines whilst providing long term employment opportunities. Lihir is a hard rock surface gold operation, ore is refractory and treated using pressure oxidation before the gold is recovered by a conventional leach process. Globe 24-7 has been selected as the recruitment partner to assist with the sourcing process for this position and look forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Technical Specialist Mechanical, specifically across Grinding within Fixed Plant Gold processing to work on a FIFO arrangement with Lihir Gold Limited in Papua New Guinea. Reporting to the Supervisor Mechanical you will provide technical direction and expertise to the Process Plant's operational and maintenance work groups to carry out mechanical maintenance activities on the associated processing facilities and equipment. You will assist to develop procedures and training programs for plant maintenance projects & improvement initiatives across Grinding FPM. You will be required to monitor and troubleshoot at a technical level the operational and mechanical maintenance activity regarding grinding FPM and provide technical direction to the supervisors, planners and the maintenance teams. You will safely oversee the technical specialist responsibilities in this area to achieve cost savings, continuous improvement and role reductions. You would be carrying out general technical maintenance activities including assisting with the planning and at times executing of major grinding shutdowns. You will actively participate in scheduling and implementation of planned maintenance tasks and assist the supervisors in the direction of team members. Applicants who also hold strong mechanical maintenance experience in Tanks and Tailings and Autoclaves are encouraged to apply also.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
  • Relevant Mechanical Engineering trades qualification or certification essential.
  • 7+ years relevant work experience essential including 3 years as a supervisor specialist level.
  • Technical Specialist experience within Fixed Plant Maintenance area essential with Grinding maintenance capability.
  • Significant direct grinding technical specialist experience in fixed plant processing with some Project Execution and Management experience.
  • Shutdown experience in fixed plant gold processing;
  • Significant experience with positive displacement pumps, mechanical seal maintenance and installation.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills in hydraulics & pumping, conveyors, belts and rubber.
  • Demonstrated ability to technically understand blueprints and drawings for the Grinding AM area;
  • Familiar with ERP systems including SAP - essential;
  • A good understanding of factors influencing standard maintenance business practice KPIs;
  • Proficient in English with excellent verbal, written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Strong active listening & interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training.
  • Working at heights certificate desirable.
  • Confined space entry certificate desirable.
  • Overhead travelling crane operation certificate desirable.
  • Rigging or dogging certificated desirable.
  • PNG National Driver's License essential.
  • Certificate in Workplace Assessment and Training or similar desirable

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • This is FIFO role.
  • 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. Technology wise, Newcrest is on the forefront of many innovations and data work so you will gain great exposure to new cutting-edge maintenance equipment and software systems enabling you to further develop your skills. Lihir Gold Limited exhibits a fantastic working environment and the people you work alongside are motivated and dedicated. It's a culturally enriching experience where you can develop long lasting relationships in the industry. There is also the ability of flexible remote work available.

Contact Us

Please apply directly by submitting your resume, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.