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Technician – Environmental Monitoring

Job no: 986569
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 HSES, Environmental Monitoring is now recruiting for the position of Technician – Environmental Monitoring.

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

  • Ensures personal and team compliance with all company HSE requirements & policies including Fitness for Work.
  • Ensures all personnel, visitors and contractors comply with site and contractual HSE requirements and holds people accountable for adherence.
  • Plans work so that it can be conducted safely and consider environmental conditions, nearby activities, people and other resources needed to complete the work
  • Conducts field monitoring surveys, marine monitoring programs and water quality sampling.
  • Provides front-line troubleshooting, basic calibration and maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment.
  • Conducts general labour tasks such as minor construction, maintenance work and housekeeping of the small boat labour.
  • Manages and coordinates environmental monitoring and maintenance to ensure the operation is productive with minimal impact on people who are exposed to occupational exposure risks.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and relevant industry standards of practice.
  • Ensures continuous evaluation of the environmental impact.
  • Ensures continuous improvement of environmental management practices.
  • Works under PNG Mine Safety Act, Newcrest Safety System, Safety Policies and Procedures and Newcrest
  • Environment policies and all departmental operating procedures.
  • Manages conflict resolution by utilising appropriate processes and channels to resolve issues arising.
  • Exposure and understanding of the use of work management system programs
  • Oversees environmental data management and interpretation
  • Oversees the implementation of environmental monitoring and maintenance schedules
  • Develops schedules and conducts maintenance compliance to planned activities.

Essential criteria

  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Tertiary qualification in the environmental sciences and relevant discipline (chemistry, biology geography etc)
  • Relevant Trade qualification is advantageous.
  • PNG Driver's Licence - Class 6
  • 3 – 5 years relevant work experience in an occupational health and hygiene technician role or similar
  • Proficient in English with excellent verbal, written communication and public speaking skills
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Sound planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and autonomously.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills to meet deadlines.
  • Strong active listening & interpersonal skills for rapport building, conflict resolution & training.

The Requirements

  • Must be open to FIFO in PNG.
  • Ability to 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.



Advertised: West Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: West Pacific Standard Time

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