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Technician - Instrumentation

Job no: 986565
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Lihir Operations

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance and a shared belief that what we do matters.

Our Lihir operation in Power and Utilities Department is now recruiting for the position of Technician - Instrumentation.

The role will have the following responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Support all engines, turbines, and auxiliary equipment by maintaining a high level of understanding of the power station’s operational activities including fault diagnosis, repairs, and equipment performance.
  • Complete any HSE tasks only if the hazards and any potential consequences are understood and any corrections are first agreed upon by the relevant Supervisor.
  • Effectively operates diesel engines, steam turbines and auxiliary equipment by safe operating procedures to ensure sufficient and consistent power is provided to all end users.
  • Utilise SCADA and Wartsila WOIS – the computerized control system to monitor engine parameters and adjust variables to ensure consistent provision of power to end – users.
  • Operators, monitors, and services all outstation plant and equipment including waste heat boilers, oil-fired boilers, heavy fuel oil separators, fuel/day tanks, sludge incinerators, chlorination, and demineralisation plants, on-site standby generators.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections on the plant and assists maintenance Supervisors on day-to-day activities of the plant.

Essential criteria

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work Instrumentation experience essential in power generation or heavy industry preferably in Mining or Oil & Gas.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Industrial Instrumentation.
  • Trade qualification in Industrial Instrumentation/Electronics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in all aspects of operations, monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of steam turbines, diesel engines, HFO separation units and related plant & equipment.
  • Proficient in the reading/interpretation & accurate updating of electrical drawings of power plant equipment.
  • Installation, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of Plant Instruments.
  • Currently holds or is willing to attain skills related to SCADA and Wartsila WOIS automation control System.
  • Solid understanding and awareness of HSE requirements, responsibilities, and obligations.
  • High attention to detail with good time management skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously from time to time.

Desirable criteria

  • Electrical License
  • PNG Driver’s License
  • Current CPR/LVR

The Requirements

  • Must be open to FIFO in PNG.
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment medical assessment.
  • Must have proof of a completed Police Clearance within the last six months.

Our Commitment to You

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.



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Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time

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