Technical Specialist - Mechanical

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Full Time
Globe 24-7 in partnership with Newcrest Mining, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent to join their Mining Team at their Lihir Gold Operations (LGO).

The Company:

Our client, Lihir Gold Limited operates one of the largest gold mines in Papua New Guinea 900kms northeast 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 looks forward to applicants who meet the required skills, experience, and qualifications.

The Role:

We are seeking a Technical Specialist - Mechanical to provide advanced technical maintenance expertise and on-the-job diagnostic support, guidance, and training to the PNG National workgroup.

The role has a primary focus on skills, education, and talent development in support of all planned and unplanned maintenance activities within our on-site Face Shovels, Excavators Blast Hole Drills, and Waste Barge Fleets.

Other key accountabilities include:
  • Attend to breakdowns and diagnose faults in a variety of equipment.
  • Provide on-the-job training when dismantling, removing, and replacing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms, and hydraulic systems and determining serviceability of parts
  • Contributes to quality control of the fleet by conducting regular equipment pre-release inspections after repair or breakdown, together with heavy equipment fitters.
  • Assist the Supervisor in the direction of team members
  • Plans work so that it can be conducted safely; and considers environmental conditions, nearby activities, and the people and other resources needed to complete the work.
  • Delivers work within approved budget managing any variances in accordance with escalation process.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
  • Trade Certificate in Heavy Equipment Fitting or Heavy Duty Mechanical is essential.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in mobile fleet maintenance in large-scale mining operations (essential)
  • Proven experience in the below is essential:
    • Epiroc and Sandvik Surface Blasthole Drills (D65, PV271 and D55SP) (essential)
    • TEREX RH200 Hydraulic Shovels or Caterpillar 6050
    • Hitachi EX2600 & 1200 Excavators.
    • High level of competency6050sing OEM System Software especially Caterpillar E.T and Cummins Insight
  • Systematic approach to fault finding and a good understanding of hydraulic schematics and particular skills in the diagnosing and repairing Sandvik, Epiroc Blast Hole Drill, and Atlas Copco systems and operations (essential)

The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of:
  • HEUI fuel systems and diagnostic tools such as VIMS and ET (advantageous)
  • CAT ET and CAT SIS systems
  • Caterpillar engine, transmission, hydraulic, and steering systems.
  • Company-wide and departmental systems including SAP.

Mobilisation Requirements:
  • This is a FIFO role.
  • Ability to provide/obtain valid police clearance within the last six months.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.

The Rewards

A great opportunity to be a part of one of the world's largest and most technically challenging gold deposits across Australasia. Technology-wise, Newcrest is at 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.

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, preferably as a Microsoft Word document.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.