Reliability Engineer


Posted on:  3rd 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. 

Our Cadia operation in MAINTENANCE is now recruiting for the position of RELIABILITY ENGINEER.

Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operations is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area’s occupied by wineries, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we’re looking for  

Reporting to the Senior Reliability Engineer, the Reliability Engineer will support maintenance and reliability services to our mechanical fixed plant and infrastructure assets at our Cadia Mine. You will play a key role in ensuring availability, utilisation and effectiveness of plant equipment on the surface and underground.

It will also see you utilise your expertise towards managing the installation and commissioning of small capital works and plant modifications as required.

Your fixed plant and mining infrastructure maintenance experience will empower you to deliver highly effective reliability centred maintenance strategies, based on condition monitoring programs and develop asset management plans for mechanical assets. Additionally, you have the ability to quickly identify and mitigate potential hazards and lead mechanical fault finding and failure analysis procedures, including Root Cause Analysis.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take ownership of plant reliability and performance for assigned areas. Monitor available data sources and intervene proactively on emerging risks to performance to avert business impacts.
  • Communicate effectively to provide technical advice and support for site mechanical plant and manage internal stakeholder & customer relationships.
  • Investigate equipment failures through a structured RCA process and identify, implement and action solutions.
  • Engineer out areas of poor performance in equipment and safety by identifying and completing initiatives which deliver measurable value.
  • Monitor technical developments, interpret the implications for CVO and take appropriate actions and recommend refinements to improve asset reliability and reduce operating costs.
  • Provide direction and guidance on relevant mechanical equipment standards.
  • Ensure effective management of contractors and consultants.
  • Build own capability for work in current and future roles.

To succeed in this role, you will be a self-starter, enjoy continuous improvement, and have the drive to deliver consistent results. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the innate ability to communicate effectively upwards and to operational levels, along with the following:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining or heavy industry – Preferred
  • Conditioning monitoring techniques – Highly regarded. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of reliability engineering and asset life planning strategies
  • Execution experience in fixed plant equipment maintenance
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with asset integrity management systems
  • Exposure and knowledge of the NSW WHS (M&PS) Legislation and Australian Standards

Please note: This is a 5/2 (9 hours per day) or 9 days per fortnight (10 hours per day) residential role in Orange, NSW.

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. 

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity. 


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