Engineer - Control Systems - Telfer

Telfer Operation, Australia
Jul 29, 2022
Aug 13, 2022
Full Time
Experience a connection with us at Newcrest

Our history is a big part of who we are today. Our experience in the exploration, discovery, development and operation of gold mines has driven our growth globally and delivered competitive shareholder returns. Whether you are part of our offices, or at one of our sites near or far, you will find so much more than you expect. As we expand into new territories, you will find opportunities to grow with us.

Operations near and far

Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognizes the importance of work-life balance. Our comfortable, well furnished rooms include Foxtel, and our site offers quality food with healthy options, medical care, sports and recreation activities. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days to support our community feel at Telfer.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking a motivated and technically astute Control Systems Engineer to conduct day to day maintenance, troubleshooting and continuous improvement of process control systems across site at Telfer. Reporting to the Senior Engineer in Operational Technology, this challenging yet rewarding opportunity will see you provide frontline control engineering support to maintenance, production & engineering teams and ensure the automation systems are aligned with site requirements.

Key responsibilities of this role include:
  • Ensure safe, reliable and effective operation & maintenance of process control systems across site
  • Utilise domain knowledge to assist in Root Cause Analysis, process improvement and post incident investigations
  • Facilitate addition, removal and changes to process control systems
  • Ensure compliance with change management procedures with bridge logs and registers kept up to date and audited regularly
  • Execute routine preventative maintenance, checks, audits and patches to maintain the integrity of both hardware & software components of the process control system whilst working on minor improvement projects

As the ideal candidate, you will utilise your technical expertise and stakeholder management skills to provide robust, cost effective engineering solutions, compliant with site and Australian Standards and in line with industry best practices. You will understand FIFO Lifestyle and commitments, and will have values of honesty, integrity, and the ability to assume accountability align with those of Newcrest.

In addition, you will also ideally possess:
  • Electrical / Instrument Trade Certificate with automation specific experience or Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Process Engineering or Mechatronics
  • Proven experience as a Control Systems Engineer with a background in Mining, Oil & Gas or Heavy Industry
  • Thorough understanding of Yokogawa Centum VP, Rockwell (Allen Bradley) ControlLogix PLCs and MicroLogix PLCs is essential
  • Previous experience with Industrial Communications Networks, OSISoft PI Plant Historian is preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, MS Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, SAP)

Please note: This is a fulltime permanent role that will work on 8 days On/6 days Off roster.

Our commitment to you

Ownership is part of how we work. You will be part of a high-performance culture that is building our future. While structure and processes guide how we work, we continue to find opportunities to be nimble and collaborative.

Newcrest is also committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

If you are seeking a new career challenge, where you can transfer your existing skills, into a positive and empowering team environment, we'd love to hear from you!

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.