Coordinator Mine Production - Lihir

Job no: 976408
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Lihir Operations - Lihir Island - PNG

The Mine Production Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Mine Production Management and Supervision team to ensure the day to day ore/waste production targets are safely achieved as per Planning and Design requirements. Reporting to the Superintendent Mine Production, this role will provide discipline, guidance, assistance and technical support to direct reports by providing regular individual performance feedback, giving guidance and direction and developing and agreeing on improvement plans.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years that will work a FIFO (15/13) roster. 


Located on Niolam Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea, Lihir offers both residential and fly in fly out opportunities (role dependent). Our site offers a range of facilities including a medical clinic, the international primary school for residential families and the Lihir Sports and Social Club with its varied sporting activities and popular bar and bistro.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in the management of mining operations at a senior level and preferably within an open cut mine. Experience in all mining safety and operations areas, including drill & blast and impact on the load and haul process, as well as road maintenance/ construction and pit roads/ dumps is mandatory. Some experience in dewatering activities is advantageous.

You have demonstrated excellence in supervision and ability to be patient, and to foster communication, teamwork and co-operation. You have preferably led a diverse, multinational team in a technically challenging and geographically remote environment. You will possess excellent communication skills and are experienced in managing multiple senior stakeholders.

You will be resilient, people person with a proven track record of continuous improvement in a mining environment. To be considered for this position you will be a PNG citizen and possess full working rights in PNG.

About Us

Lihir Gold Limited is wholly owned by Newcrest Mining Limited (“Newcrest”). Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

Our people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire and in every location, our people live our values and share our vision of being the Miner of Choice™. We’re committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where our talents and differences are valued. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities, talk with us.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

Applications Close at 5pm on the 20th October 2017.             

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

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