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Technician - Electrical

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National Capital District, Morobe, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Central, East Sepik, East New Britain, Eastern Highlands, Enga, Gulf, Hela, Jiwaka, Madang, Manus , Milne Bay, New Ireland, Oro (Northern), Sandaun (West Sepik), Simbu (Chimbu), Southern Highlands, West New Britain, Western (Fly), Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Electrical, Mining, Oil and Gas



26th May 2023

  • Great team culture and work environment
  • Career pathway to leadership opportunities
  • Exposure to working within a diverse and multicultural environment.

Globe 24-7 in partnership with Newcrest Mining, is working together to source experienced and qualified talent to join their Power & Utilities, Electrical & Instrumentation team to support their Lihir Gold Operations (LGO).

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 now seeking for an experienced Technician - Electrical for a FIFO position based at our Lihir Gold Operation (LGO) with Power and Utilities Department. Reporting to the Supervisor – Electrical & Instrumentation, the incumbent will undertake day-to-day electrical maintenance tasks to achieve consistently high standards of safety, availability, and reliability at the Power & Utilities. He/she will ensure optimum equipment availability and reliability by taking ownership of equipment and actioning any instrumentation maintenance requirements in a timely manner.

The role will have responsibility to:

  • Work in accordance with PNG Mine Safety Act, Newcrest Safety System, Safety Policies and Procedures and Newcrest Environment policies and all departmental operating procedures.
  • Analytical skills for fault finding / diagnosis and repair of faulty electrical equipment, control wiring systems and process control interface.
  • Proficient in the reading / interpretation & accurate updating of electrical drawings.
  • Installation, repair, and maintenance of industrial electrical equipment including HV and LV motors, motor control centres, variable speed drives, power distribution and lighting systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills of practicing Australian Electrical installation standards (AS/NZS 3000).
  • Preparation and maintenance of records for work performed.
  • Assembling, evaluating, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, and apparatus.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctioning equipment, appliances, and apparatus.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.

Essential criteria

  • 3 – 5 years relevant work experience essential in heavy industry preferably within a mining environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment is required.
  • Electrical Trades Certificate/Diploma from a recognized institution in PNG.
  • Minimum 5 years’ electrical/mechanical technician experience supporting the testing, calibration, repair, and maintenance of systems required.
  • Solid understanding and awareness of HSE requirements, responsibilities, and obligations.
  • Experience supporting electrical troubleshooting, power distribution systems, and other electrical/electronic experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in performing maintenance on electrical equipment according to preventative maintenance programs.
  • Proficient in good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously from time to time.
  • High attention to detail with good time management skills.

Desirable criteria

  • PNG Driver’s License desirable
  • Certificate in Instrumentation

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.

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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