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PS_009 - HFO Operator / Maintainer

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New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Mining, Oil and Gas

Attractive Package (PGK)


The Role

Reporting to the Superintendent and Supervisor, the incumbent would operate plant and equipment in all areas of the Power Station (HFO) including the Engines, Separators, Control Room, to ensure the provision of power to mine site, Process Plant, as required during the shift according to company policies, procedures and to ensure continuous and efficient production of electrical power to the Mine and Process Plant.

Key roles and responsibilities include

  • Effectively operate diesel engines, and auxiliary equipment in accordance with safe operating procedures to ensure sufficient and consistent power is provided to all end users.
  • Follow all procedures and instructions pertaining to start-up, shut-down and normal operations of the power plant systems.
  • Watch over of all Alarms / Parameters of Engines and auxiliaries, Monitoring and analysis of trends of data pertaining to equipment at all time and making proper follow up in this regard.
  • Rotate on duties between day shift and night shift in the HFO Power Plant for operation
  • Utilise SCADA, the computerised control system to monitor engine parameters and adjust variables to ensure consistent provision of power to end-users.
  • Operate, monitor and service all HFO Plant and equipment including heavy fuel oil separators, fuel / day tanks, and sludge incinerator, chlorination and demineralisation plants, on site standby generators.
  • To comply with all safety regulations including isolation, lock out and tag out and Perform emergency procedures in order to protect personnel and equipment in case of damage or failure of safety devices.
  • Ensure timely recording of all equipment checks, engine parameter measurements, control adjustments and servicing activities for diesel engines, separator, and control room and in the log sheets for each area, providing information to supervisors as required.
  • Carry out all equipment isolations and issue safe work permits for maintenance personnel in accordance with the Wartsila systems.
  • Utilise procedures for the effective detection of faults in all areas, including plant test runs and timely response to alarms and fault warning systems.
  • Conduct servicing and minor repairs of all plant and equipment including oil checks and changes, oil sump drainage, water checks, drainage and reagent chemical dosing, reporting major maintenance needs as required.
  • Carry out all tasks with consideration for cost savings and efficiency. Take care of all SGCL property and equipment.
  • Actively participate in a culture of best OH&S practice in the work group through leading by example, mentoring and development of junior work-group personnel.
  • Meet or exceed on-job OH&S standards, by carrying out all tasks to SGCL safety policies and reporting OH&S issues.
  • Ensuring that HSEC incidents are reported and assist in investigations to identify any additional controls required.
  • Provide the relieving shift operator with a complete handover, bringing to his attention any operational disturbance, malfunctions or abnormalities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience required

  • A minimum of 5 years exposure to HFO Power Plant Operation preferably within the mining, power generation and heavy industry.
  • Wartsila Power Station Operator Certificate or equivalent formal training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of operation, monitoring and knowledge of steam turbines, diesel engines, HFO separation units and related plant & equipment.
  • A sound awareness of operational safety issues.
  • Good computer literacy - exposure to computerized control systems in a power generation environment.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills in English.

The Offer

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a dynamic and motivated team of industry professionals with considerable experience in the demands and practices of the mining industry.

Simberi Gold Company LTD offers a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience.

Short-listing for this position commences on the 31 October 2018, however we do reserve the right to commence processing applications prior to the nominated close off date.

To be eligible for this role you must be a PNG National and previous applicants for this position need not re-apply.

St Barbara Limited, winner of the CME 2014 Outstanding Company Initiative 2014 Award for achievements in eliminating gender pay equity gap is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports women in the workforce

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Simberi Gold Company LTD

Simberi Gold Company Limit, incorporated in Papua New Guinea, is a wholly owned subsidiary of St Barbara Limited. The Simberi gold mine is on Simberi Island in Papua New Guinea and started production in ...
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+675 276 2010 Ext 9652

PO Box 624 Kavieng NIP PNG

+675 275 9616