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Operational Technologies Specialist

Newcrest Mining - Australia,

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Operational Technologies Specialist

Job no: 979678
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Red Chris Mine

Discover what’s possible with us

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Smithers.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for an Operational Technologies Specialist to ensure the safe, reliable, and effective operation & maintenance of mine technology. Reporting to the Manager, Energy and Operational Technologies, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Primary responsibilities are the Finning/CAT mining systems technologies, capital projects involving electrical and communications infrastructure, and the Motorola Digital Mobile Radio system

  • Execute routine preventative maintenance, repairs, and calibrations to maintain the integrity of both hardware & software components of the mining systems fleet technologies, and wireless systems.

  • Maintain master version configuration files and settings and make these available to supporting personnel

  • Conduct performance evaluations to identify operational limitations and initiate steps to enhance performance

  • Ensure compliance with change management procedures with registers kept up to date and audited regularly

  • Utilise domain knowledge to assist in Root Cause Analysis, process improvement and post incident investigations

  • Ensure all required hardware is stocked and managed to achieve targeted uptime of the mining systems

  • Maintain a close working relationship with both the maintenance and mining teams

  • Provide technical guidance on the integration of new systems with existing site infrastructure

The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of open pit mining terminology, communications equipment installation standards, shared communications systems, wireless network administration and deployment. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within an open pit or underground mining operation, a trade certificate (RSE) in a related field (Electrician, Industrial Instrumentation Technician), plus an additional technology diploma in a discipline that is an asset to overall job responsibilities (e.g., wireless communications, network administration, radio frequency communications, geological or mining technologist.

  • Experience with Fleet Management Systems is an asset, preferably Minestar

  • Knowledge of analogue and digital radio systems is an asset, including Motorola CapMax system

  • Computer literate, advanced skills with Microsoft Office and SAP will be an asset

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and competency to tow a single axle trailer in rough terrain

Our commitment to you

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest’s commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both 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, please apply online before the advertised application closing date.