Mechanical Technician - Shutdown


Posted on:  2nd Apr 2024

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. 

Who we’re looking for

We are now seeking Mechanical Technicians - Shutdown to join the Surface Fixed Plant Maintenance Team.

Reporting to the Specialist Mechanical Shutdown, you will be responsible for assisting with preventative and breakdown maintenance of all Surface Fixed Plant equipment, including in general plant maintenance, shutdowns, fault-finding, and project work.

Key responsibilities

  • Encourage Safety Programs and Newmont Values to ensure positive communication and assistance is given to others when identified or needed.
  • Willingness to learn and be a part of a team
  • Performing maintenance on crushers, conveyor systems, grinding mills, gravity circuits, vibrating screens, dewatering systems, dust collectors, ventilation systems, chilling plants, pumps and more
  • Monitoring and reporting on status of equipment
  • Assist with shutdown, co-ordination and execution

Skills and experience

  • A current mechanical trade qualification (fitter, boilermaker etc)
  • Experience in Fixed Plant Mining (Crushing, Grinding, Conveying & Processing) skills
  • The ability to identify major hazards within assigned tasks and implement the correct critical controls prior to starting any work
  • Basic computer skills and experience with SAP or similar system would be advantageous
  • Leadership ability with demonstrated previous supervisory experience
  • Well-developed communication and influencing skills
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver against deadlines
  • Strong analytical ability
  • A working knowledge of mining, minerals processing and maintenance processes

Please note: You will be required to work a 5D/2X roster. There will be a requirement to be flexible with hours during shutdown periods.

What we can offer

Cadia offers rewarding careers for individuals in a dynamic and exciting industry complimented by competitive remuneration packages and a wide range of employee benefits.

  • Annual performance uplifts and incentive programs
  • Company led programs to advocate for diversity and inclusion
  • Ongoing access to health and medical wellbeing support, including onsite EAP
  • Fitness Passport
  • Education Assistance programs
  • Discounted Health & Travel Insurance
  • Discounts on car rentals & IHG hotel accommodation
  • Novated leasing, vehicle and servicing discounts 
  • Discounts with Dell, Microsoft Office, 99 Bikes, Energy Australia & more.

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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