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Diesel Mechanic

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Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Mechanical, Trade / Workshop


Markham Valley Biomass Limited (MVBL) is undertaking the development of an integrated biomass energy project to provide a reliable, sustainable and competitive renewable energy solution for PNG. The project involves the development of 16,000+ hectares of certified forestry plantations, using underutilised land in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province, and the development of 30 MW Biomass Power Plant to generate electricity to supply the RAMU Grid.

Diesel Mechanic

Based at 40 mile Chivasing area within the Markham Valley, Morobe Province. Reporting to the Workshop Manager the role is part of a team responsible for maintaining the company’s fleet of light and heavy vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and fix all mechanical equipment including heavy plant, tractors, trucks and other agricultural machinery
  • Plan and execute a preventative maintenance program to achieve 85% availability of equipment
  • Provide advice on optimal operation equipment to ensure maintenance and operations costs are minimised
  • Inspect equipment, machinery, and mechanical attachments to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
  • Plan, prioritise and execute assigned work activities to achieve work plan
  • Achieve a high level of productivity and ensure all work is completed on time and to the quality standard required
  • Maintain accurate records of all workshop and maintenance activities
  • Conduct all repair and maintenance activities in a safe and efficient manner

Other Requirements and Skills

  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Able to work well within a team environment
  • High level mechanical and technical skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Numeracy and record keeping skills
  • Be honest and reliable with a strong work ethic

Qualifications and Experience

  • Mechanical trade qualifications from a recognised institution
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in multi-disciplined workshop
  • Experienced in maintaining a wide range of equipment and machinery
  • Must have hands on experience in troubleshooting and overhauling diesel engines
  • Sound knowledge of automotive electrical systems
  • Current drivers’ licence

Applications including cover letter, CV and qualifications, certificates are to be sent, emailed or hand delivered to the address below on or before 30 April 2019.

Human Resources - Recruitment

Markham Valley Biomass Limited

Awilunga Estate, 9 Mile

PO Box 173, Lae, Morobe Province


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PNG Biomass project in the Markham Valley is a long-term renewable energy initiative in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). It will use wood chips from trees sustainably grown and harvested in surrounding ...
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PNG Biomass P.O Box 173, 9 Miles Awilunga Estate Highlands Highway Lae Morobe Province