Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, they aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.
At Newcrest, they hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together, and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.
We are seeking an experienced– Electrical Reliability for a FIFO role on Lihir Island, PNG. Reporting to the Senior – Electrical Reliability, you will provide technical support for electrical reliability engineering assignments on a nominated area of the plant, as directed by the area Senior Engineer – Electrical.
The role will have responsibility to:
Ensure personal and team compliance with all company HSE requirements & policies including Fitness for Work.
Completes any HSE tasks only if he hazards and any potential consequences are understood, and any corrections are firstly agreed by the relevant supervisor.
Carries out general electrical reliability engineering tasks in support of the assigned plant area under the direction of the Senior Engineer – Electrical Reliability.
Conducts fully detailed reliability reviews of nominated problematic/critical equipment, including first – principles reviews of the equipment maintenance strategies.
Gathers knowledge on the plant circuits and problematic/ critical equipment through personal observation, discussion with site staff, review of technical literature, discussions with OEM staff etc.
During shutdowns and major repairs, attend jobs, gathers component information, assist with QA, conduct disassembly inspections including assessment of components for re – use and conduct own inspections to improve knowledge of internal componentry condition.
Validates daily equipment performance data with daily/weekly inspections of problematic & critical equipment while running ensuring that adequate failure analysis methods are followed.
Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant qualification essential.
IEPNG Engineer Membership essential
3 – 5 years relevant work experience essential in fixed plant maintenance and reliability engineering roles in heavy industry preferably mineral processing
Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals
Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems
Find and rectify faults in process final control elements
Scope, Install instrumentation and control apparatus and associated equipment
Scope Install instrumentation and control cabling and tubing
Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers
Required Competencies Reliability Electrical Engineer – Power Systems
Develop high voltage distribution and sub transmission switching programs
Maintain, test and commission power systems voltage regulating equipment
Coordinate high voltage distribution and sub transmission networks
Solve problems in energy supply network equipment
Solve problems in low voltage AC/DC circuits
Coordinate high voltage transmission network
Perform accuracy checks on power systems instrument transformers
Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits
Working safely near live electrical apparatus
Develop planned power systems outage strategies
Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes, and specifications
Diagnose and rectify faults in electrical energy supply transmission systems
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
Commission power systems metering schemes
Draft and layout a power system distribution substation minor upgrade
Diagnose and rectify faults in distributed generation systems
Coordinate low voltage distribution networks
Solve problems in energy supply network protection equipment and systems
Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits
Draft and layout a power system overhead distribution extension
Develop power systems secondary isolation instructional documents
Coordinate low voltage distribution network demand
Draft and layout a power system street lighting system
Prepare drawings using manual drafting and CAD equipment and software
Develop low voltage distribution switching programs
Respond to power systems technical enquiries and requests
Repair, test and calibrate protection relays and meters
Develop and evaluate power systems transmission switching programs
Establish and manage power system geographical information systems data
Maintain interdependent network protection and control systems
Develop high voltage and low voltage distribution protection systems
Design power system substations modifications
Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines
Draft and layout a power system underground distribution extension
Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
Design power system distribution substations
Investigate quality of power systems supply issues
Prepare and manage detailed construction plans for electrical power system infrastructure
Develop structured programs to control external devices
Diagnose and rectify faults in energy supply apparatus
Completion on short courses on reliability engineering methodologies
Works in accordance with PNG Mine Safety Act, Newcrest System, Safety Policies and Procedures and Newcrest Environment policies and all departmental operating procedures.
Technical skills specific to minerals processing equipment and circuits.
Use of various company & departmental systems including SAP, Pi/Process Book etc.
Practical electrical aptitude and capabilities well suited to data processing, analysis, trouble – shooting, cause, and effect linkage etc.
Reliability engineering concepts and methodologies.
Excellent attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines
Self – motivated with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously
Sound planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
PNG Driver’s License – Class 6 essential
Previous experience in delivery and assessment of training desirable
Must be open to FIFO in PNG.
Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.
Must have proof of a completed Police Clearance within the last six months.
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.
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