Coordinator Mechanical Maintenance - Oxygen Plants

Job no: 977037
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Lihir Operations - Lihir Island - PNG


We are seeking an experienced Oxygen Plant Maintenance professional to join our team based at Lihir. Reporting to the Superintendent - Oxygen Plants, you will manage and coach the Oxygen Plant mechanical team to maintain the oxygen production for the operation of autoclaves, and for developing and maintaining an efficient, motivated and skilled team of professionals.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Oxygen plant mechanical maintenance team by scheduling and ensuring planned tasks are carried out within appropriate timeframes. Mentoring team members to increase skill development.
  • Implement preventative maintenance strategies and systems that maximise availability of the oxygen plants
  • Actively supervise work areas to ensure work is carried out safely, in accordance with the PNG Mine Safety Act, Newcrest Safety System, Safety Policies and Procedures and Newcrest Environment policies and all departmental mechanical procedures.
  • Provide technical support for the Oxygen Plant Operations
  • Provide administrative support for the Oxygen Plant Senior team
  • Implement preventative maintenance systems that maximise availability of the oxygen plants.
  • Establish relationships with plant OEM's and specialist contractors to ensure planned services are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Proactive shutdown planning and execution for Oxygen Plants mainly in Turbo-machinery services.
  • Develop and deliver training packages for the Oxygen Plant Machinery.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring for your team to develop their technical and conceptual skills.

This role is on a FIFO roster 15 days / 13 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, you will be safety focused, team oriented and enjoy continuous improvement and driving for results within the Oxygen Plants (highly preferred) or LNG Plants environment. With a passion for coaching and mentoring and sharing knowledge you will have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role working on Oxygen Plants or LNG Plants. With the ability to perform under high pressure, you will know how to problem solve and communicate at all levels.

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.

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