Technical Specialist Drill Maintenance FIFO Australia - iMINCO Mining

Looking to hire for Qualified Technical Specialist Drill Maintenance FIFO Far North, Australia

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Technical Specialist – Drill Maintenance

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this role will be the drill Technical Specialist and the successful applicant will be required to work hands to train and develop the national workforce so that they can safely carry out maintenance repairs, diagnose faults and recover breakdowns.

Technical Specialist Drill Maintenance FIFO Mining Information

Your duties may include,

  • Ensure all repairs and maintenance activities are carried out to the highest standard and any defects found are dealt with immediately and appropriately so as not to cause premature failures or breakdowns.
  • Ensure equipment failures and breakdowns are properly diagnosed and a root cause analysis is completed to avoid the same breakdown from reoccurring.
  • Ensure all safety requirements required to complete a task are hereto and that all hazards’ have been identified and controlled prior to the commencement of any task.
  • Training & Developing the national workforce.
  • Oversee Drill shutdowns / PCR rebuilds.
  • Liaise with Planning and Supervisors to co-ordinate maintenance compliance to our weekly schedules.
  • Ensure housekeeping is maintained to a high standard (5S) and hand tools are looked after and maintained.

This is a FIFO role working on a 15/13 roster.


The mine is located on Lihir Island in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea. Their site offers a range of facilities including a medical clinic, the international primary school for residential families and the Lihir Sports and Social Club with its varied sporting activities and popular bar and bistro.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be trade qualified with a minimum of 8 years’ experience working in similar mining operations.
  • Have a vast knowledge base and experience with Sandvik D55P and D45K Drill Rigs and the Atlas Copco D65 drill rigs.
  • Be proficient in trouble shooting and diagnosing in the field autonomously.
  • Knowledge of CAT ET and Cummins engines.
  • Be self-starting, motivated and show initiative.
  • The ability to work alongside, mentor and train the PNG national workforce will be critical.
  • Have basic MS Office and computer skills.
  • Experience in SAP will be advantageous.

Newcrest Mining

Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.

There people work together across locations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire and in every location, there people live there values and share vision of being the Miner of Choice™.They are committed to supporting a safe, diverse and inclusive culture where there talents and differences are valued. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers world-class opportunities.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Newcrest.

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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