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2 x Radio and Communications Technicians

Job no: 978116(RPO)
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Telfer Operation - WA


We are currently seeking 2 x experienced Radio and Communications Technicians, to join our Operational Technology team during an exciting period of transformation and growth. Reporting to the Senior Engineer (Operational Technology), you will be accountable for managing the day to day maintenance and continuous improvement of RF communication systems. You will also help ensure that RF systems are operating in compliance with the terms of licenses. Furthermore, you will play a key role in ensuring the successful implementation and integration of our upcoming Radio Upgrade Transformation Project.


The key accountabilities for this role are as follows:

  • Ensure safe, reliable and effective operation & maintenance of radio frequency communications systems across our surface operations.
  • Maintain the RF licence register with AMCA and ensure the site holds all required licences.
  • Deliver technical expertise on the integration of new systems with existing site infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate and provide leadership in your field to contract miners on site.
  • Conduct performance evaluations to identify operational limitations and initiate steps to enhance system performance;
  • Perform day to day maintenance across a wide range of VHF, UHF, Microwave, Satellite and FM systems.

The current roster for this role is 8 days on, 6 days off (6am – 6pm) and will operate with a back to back counterpart on site.



Located in the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognizes 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

To succeed in this role, you will be safety focused, team oriented and enjoy continuous improvement. With extensive experience in Radio and Communication technology in a similar civilian or military role, this will be coupled with a Communications trade certificate. Ideally with experience from Mining, Oil and Gas or similar heavy industry. Exposure in dealing with both digital and analogue communications systems, and previous experience with MOTOTRBO equipment will be advantageous. You will possess excellent stakeholder communication skills, enabling you to develop and maintain relationships with other teams on site. If you’re looking to work for a market leader in a stable environment and take ownership of your role, this this may be the next opportunity for you.


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.

Recruitment agencies please note, we will not accept any unsolicited applications submitted to Newcrest. 

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time of choice™

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