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Geotechnical Technician

Job no: 978059(RPO)
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
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. You will not be required to interpret the data, but play a key role to ensure the equipment is operating effectively and to site standards and compliance.

Reporting directly to the Senior 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.
  • Complying with all safety and environmental systems / standards and ensure related contract workers are also compliant.

This is a permanent position that will work on a FIFO,  (8 days on/6 days off) roster.



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 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

To succeed in this role, you will have a passion for safety, be team orientated and enjoy undertaking continuous improvement activities. You will demonstrate a high level of integrity and be willing to take ownership and drive the role with an enthusiasm. With experience from a similar Geotechnical or General Technician position, you will also have previous field exposure to the Communications sector, specifically with radio and WIFI systems. Your strong stakeholder and communication skills will enable you to develop and maintain relationships with the team and other departments on site and your positive attitude and strong work ethic will see you enjoy this collaborative team culture and succeed in the role.

Previous experience from the Australian Defence Force will be highly regarded and transferable.


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 of choice™

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