Energy and OT Tech General Foreman

Red Chris Mine, Canada
May 10, 2022
May 25, 2022
Full Time
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Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop, and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George, Smithers, and Calgary, AB.

The core purpose of this role is to:
  • Provide supervision of the Energy and Operational Technologies Department to implement and sustain the technology systems required to achieve safe and effective production in mining and ore processing areas
  • Coordinate and contribute to the design and engineering of control & communications systems across site including the Distributed Control System, MineStar and other mobile fleet systems, 2-way radio, and other wireless communications and network systems.
  • Oversee maintenance support of all E&OT systems
  • Support Reliability Engineering, Maintenance and Asset Management Best Practice
  • Improve the reliability of critical assets and drive continuous improvement of critical assets
  • Provide technical and statutory guidance and support to site
  • Work closely with operations, maintenance, and engineering teams to ensure the automation systems are aligned with site requirements.

We are seeking (1) individual for a Fly In, Fly Out opportunity working on a two weeks in, two weeks out rotation.


Technical Accountabilities:
  • Ensure the safety, reliability and cost efficiency of site-wide control systems, radio communications, and Mining Technology systems.
  • Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to the Energy and Operational Technologies team.
  • Conduct performance evaluations to identify operational limitations and initiate steps to enhance system performance.
  • Ensure sufficient spares are available and maintained for critical equipment.
  • Ensure critical equipment has redundancy or is backed-up and is protected from fire or other threats.
  • Statutory systems are maintained, audited, and treated according to the relevant legislation.
  • Ensure compliance with change management procedures with bridge logs and registers kept up to date and audited regularly.
  • Maintenance and operation of control and communications infrastructure and assets.
  • Delivery of robust, cost-effective engineering solutions, compliant with site standards.
  • Provide technical support, guidance, and coaching to site personnel on systems, statutory compliance and technical matters related to operational technology equipment; and,
  • Solve problems and investigate innovative solutions.

General Accountabilities:
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to your direct team.
  • Report diligently to Superintendent on any critical activities.
  • Stand-in for the Superintendent when required.
  • Management of contracts and contractors under your control including budgets, timelines, Support visits, and safety performance; and,
  • Provide project management of minor capital projects.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a mining or heavy industry environment.
  • Electrical/Electronics/Computer Systems Engineering qualification.
  • Thorough understanding of Emerson DeltaV DCS, Rockwell PLC's, Communications and Radio frequency systems, Networking, and
  • Computer literate and advanced skills in the Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, MS Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP)

Our commitment to you:

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

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 our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.