Geotechnical Technician

Job no: 976925
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Telfer Operation - WA


We are seeking a geotechnical technician to help manage the installation and measuring of monitoring equipment in the open pit mine at our Telfer operation, as well as to assist with construction project work.

Reporting directly to the Geotechnical Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Moving and setting up radar and other mobile monitoring equipment;
  • Installing prisms and piezometers as required;
  • Completing routine testing and sampling;
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment and work area;
  • Preparing reports as requested; and
  • Complying with all safety and environmental systems / standards.

This is a 2 year fixed-term contract position that will work on a FIFO (8/6) roster. Point of Hire is Perth.


Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognises the importance of work-life balance. Our comfortable, well furnished rooms include Foxtel and DVD players, and our site offers quality food with healthy options, medical care, sporting and recreation activities. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have solid experience as a Geotechnical Technician within open pit environments.

You will also need:

  • Experience with prism or radar monitoring equipment;
  • Exposure to piezo monitoring;
  • Familiarity with WIFI communications; and
  • Some experience training / mentoring lower skilled colleagues.

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.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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