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Engineer - Electrical

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National Capital District, Morobe, Central, East New Britain, Eastern Highlands, West New Britain, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Electrical, Electronics, Engineering, Heavy Equipment, Mining, Oil and Gas, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning



24th November 2022

The Company

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.

The Role

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.

Essential criteria

  • 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

Power System

  • 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

Desirable criteria

  • 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

The Requirements

  • 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.

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.

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