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Foreman - Underground Mechanical

086033 Requisition #
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Papua New Guinea

Barrick (Niugini) Limited (BNL) is a company incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. BNL is an independently managed company and is jointly owned through an equal partnership between Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining Group. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports.

BNL offers experienced mining professionals the opportunity to play an important role in the training and development of our national workforce. The role will not only challenge your skills but can be very rewarding.

Position Objective

We seek to appoint an experienced Underground Mechanical Foreman to join the Porgera team reporting directly to the Underground Mechanical Superintendent.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for maintaining safe and reliable underground mobile mining equipment for the Mining Department, by the application and monitoring of maintenance systems.
• Support site-wide and corporate systems to ensure underground mobile and mechanical equipment is serviced according to schedule and meet agreed service delivery levels
• Monitor maintenance systems and performance measures and formulate alternatives and improvements to systems and methods.
• Assist the Underground Mechanical Superintendent with implementation of change management initiatives and other business improvement projects.

To be suitable for this role, you will possess the following:

• Minimum five years’ experience working at a senior trade’s level in underground mining.
• Demonstrated experience leading a team in maintaining a large fleet of underground mobile mining equipment.
• Trade Qualifications in Heavy Equipment Fitting or other mechanical trade; and
• Post-trade qualifications such as maintenance planning or reliability; or
• Recognised tertiary qualifications in Mechanical (desirable).
• You must be willing to work night shift
• Proven experience in a supervisory role in relative technical area.
• Certificate IV Training and Assessment (preferable).
• The ability and willingness to train and develop national employees;
• Current Drivers Licence.

Your primary location will be the Porgera Mine Site. An on-travel allowance will be provided to candidates who reside outside of Cairns, Australia. Alternatively the Company will provide assistance as per BNL Relocation Policy to relocate the successful candidate to Cairns, Australia if the candidate holds a current visa to reside in Australia. The roster for this role is a fly in, fly out rotation on 16 days on, 12 days off.

How to Apply

All submissions must be via the Barrick website www.barrick.com/Careers reference number: 086033. Applications close on Thursday 21st February 2019. If you have any further questions please contact Kristy Soper, Human Resources Advisor on (07) 4050 5100.

The offer for this role is conditional upon the candidate successfully obtaining and retaining a visa that allows you to work in Papua New Guinea. All applicants must be willing to undertake a pre-employment medical screening and will need to obtain a National Police Clearance.

BNL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages cultural diversity, gender equality and non-discrimination. Applicants who have not been responded to within thirty (30) days from the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

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