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Technical Specialist - Light Fleet

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National Capital District, Morobe, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, East Sepik, East New Britain, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Milne Bay, New Ireland, West New Britain, Western Highlands, Australia, Papua New Guinea

Automotive, Engineering, Mechanical, Mining, Oil and Gas, Trade / Workshop


19th September 2023

At Newcrest, we are not just an average mining company. We are a team of passionate individuals dedicated to exploring and mining minerals critical to the global energy transition. Our values and stakeholders' needs guide us in every decision we make.

When you join our internationally recognized Lihir operation, located on the beautiful island of Niolam in Papua New Guinea, you become part of a diverse team that is committed to making a positive impact. We care about your growth, development, and success and invest in a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and innovation.

We are now recruiting for the position of Technical Specialist – Light Fleet Maintenance.

This role adds value to Lihir by upskilling our Light Fleet Fitters and Mechanics providing comprehensive on-the-job coaching and mentoring. Your main goal will be consistently achieving the highest standards in safety, work quality, and troubleshooting on the light fleet and ancillary fleet.

Ideally, our preferred applicant holds a Motor Mechanic or Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Qualification with at least 5 years of experience in a large mining or heavy industrial environment and is an expert in the latest products of Hino, Isuzu, Toyota, and Mazda.

As part of our team, you will conduct preventive mechanical maintenance on a variety of equipment, attend to breakdowns, and diagnose faults. You will contribute to the quality control of the fleet by conducting regular equipment pre-release inspections while promoting a culture of continuous improvement and optimising the results.

If you are a self-motivated leader and have strong active listening and interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training, this role is for you.

What we offer:

For this opportunity, Lihir is offering a 22:20 FIFO roster from a range of designated marshalling points.

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable camp accommodations and balanced meals prepared by our culinary team.  Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym, and a variety of recreational activities.  All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including competitive salaries and continuous growth and development opportunities.

Our Commitment:

Lihir’s commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures that everyone can work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, while respecting the diverse cultures, religions, and governing codes in which we operate.

Our motivated and dedicated workforce, 90% of which are Papua New Guinean, will inspire you, and together, we create a culturally enriching experience where life-long relationships can be formed within the industry.

At Lihir, we believe in the power of our people and the positive impact we can make. Join us and be part of something extraordinary.

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Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world's largest gold mining companies. At Newcrest we’re known for our strong technical capabilities ...
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