Technical Specialist – Mechanical

Job no: 977761
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Cadia Valley Operations - Orange NSW


We are currently seeking an experienced Technical Specialist – Mechanical, to support the Shutdown/Fixed Plant Superintendent to ensure the safe and timely achievement of all shutdown works within the Budgeted time frame for the Cadia Valley fixed plant concentrator.


Reporting to the Superintendent, you will be responsible for driving a strong safety culture utilising the Newcrest Safety Transformation plan to ensure operational, safety, and quality outcomes are achieved.

Working closely with the improvement team, you will be tasked to identify opportunities for improvement within each principal contractor area and create an environment where everyone is empowered to manage change.

Specific accountabilities will include:

  • Scheduling work to achieve the required work output of the team
  • Managing and mentoring employees and Supervisors in their day-to-day performance
  • Leading work groups to ensure that set priorities and targets are being achieved
  • Ensuring that all changes within the Shutdown maint strategy are communicated
  • Ensuring all incidents are managed with site Incident management procedure and appropriate critical controls are in place to prevent a reoccurrence
  • Understanding and complying with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements for the safe operation of the ore handling systems both UG/Surface

This is a permanent position based at Cadia, Orange NSW with a roster of 5/2.


Cadia Valley Operations (CVO) is located in central western New South Wales approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional town of Orange. Employee’s reside in the varied accommodation options in Orange and the surrounding areas and enjoy access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector, excellent educational facilities, shopping, transport and other services such as child care.

Working at CVO offers a unique opportunity for employees and their families to enjoy a mining career while living in a large active, local community.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will have supervisory management experience with the ability and drive to supervise a maintenance work group in a technically challenging environment. Along with your impeccable approach to safety, you will have sound analytical and problems solving skills with well-developed written and oral communication.

With a Strong work ethic you will assist in the establishment of a positive culture, which enhances team function and encompasses the safe operation and performance of the Cadia Valley Fixed plant operations.

The ability to lead and inspire, along with your passion for coaching and mentoring are crucial to your success. Our ideal candidate will be mechanical trade qualified with extensive experience working within a process plant.

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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