Technical Specialist - Processing

Lihir Operations, Papua New Guinea
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Trade & Skilled
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 - Processing to oversee all aspects of the preparation, planning, execution, and closeout of all grinding mill relining activities and associated mill liner and reline equipment management on site.

The ideal candidate must have a clear oversight of all manning, equipment, material, and logistics, to ensure they are being utilised efficiently across the grinding shutdowns.

Other key accountabilities include:
  • Liaising with all vendors involved to ensure clear communication and a high level of efficiency in service.
  • Assist in developing accurate schedules that effectively incorporate all reline activities in planned and unplanned shutdowns.
  • Assume a shutdown supervision role during the execution phase which includes attending and providing input at routine area update meetings that focus on critical path tracking.
  • Work with the relevant support areas to ensure an accurate plan is developed and complied with for the mobilisation, accommodation, training, and demobilisation of the mill relining associated contractors.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
  • 5+ years of demonstrated work experience in grinding mill relining / maintenance activities (essential)
  • S 123 Site Supervisor (essential)
  • Qualifications / Certificates in Mill Reline Machine & Liner Removal Tool operation (essential)
  • Certificate in Workplace Assessment and Training or similar (desirable)
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (advantageous)
  • SAP experience (other CMMS systems) (advantageous)

Mobilization 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.