Senior Shutdown Scheduler

Job no: 976673
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Lihir Operations - Lihir Island - PNG


Reporting to the Superintendent – FPM Planning, the purpose of this role is to provide Shutdown Scheduling & day-to-day direct supervision / coaching of the national Shutdown Scheduler activities to consistently achieve high standards of scheduling and support that meets the maintenance business needs, through

  • Ensuring shutdowns are scheduled in accordance with Newcrest standards and Site Safety process during all phases of the shutdown process.
  • Effective supervision, motivation, mentoring and development of a small team of National Shutdown Schedulers ensuring that the work-group conducts shutdown scheduling activities to the highest standards.
  • To track schedules during the execution phase of the shutdown and report on progress and risks daily to the FPM Manager. 
  • Assist with the continued development & improvement of work management processes & SAP Plant Maintenance system.

The current roster for this role is 15 days on, 13 days off.


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

To succeed in this role, our ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ proven experience in Shutdown Scheduling, Shutdown Management & SAP Plant Maintenance in a mineral processing or similar environment. You will be well versed in SAP, MS Projects and exceptional analytical and problem solving skills will hold you in good stead. Additionally you will have excellent communication and influencing skills and the ability to coach and mentor a national workforce.

About Us

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.

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

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Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time

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