Fixed Plant Maintenance Superintendent

Job Location: Darwin
Employer: Newmont Australia
Full time

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. One of the largest gold companies in the world, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.

Newmont Tanami is on Aboriginal freehold land 540km northwest of Alice Springs. It is a long-life, low-cost, world-class asset in a core Newmont region. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040.  The successful exploration within the underground operation and implementation of the first Tanami Expansion has laid the foundation to further develop the operation to remain a major contributor to the Newmont portfolio. A fully equipped camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.


Reporting to the Manager Process Maintenance, you are accountable for the Mechanical and Electrical maintenance teams, delivering maintenance and operational performance of processing facilities (including the, milling, leaching, elution, gold room, tailings disposal and water, management facilities), camp infrastructure and mobile equipment. You will be responsible for ensuring that all such work is conducted in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner whilst minimizing the impact on production and ensuring compliance with operational standards and statutory obligations.

In this role, you will:

  • Manage all Fixed Plant assets underground and surface in accordance with the company Asset Management strategies and plans.
  • Liaise with consultants and specialists to ensure relevant technology is employed.
  • Continually revise plant maintenance strategies to ensure optimum equipment performance and cost.
  • Ensure the development of function work plans and goals for the work unit from a strategic focus.
  • Be responsible for the overview of scheduling and allocation of staff and resources to ensure all work is completed in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide input into the strategic planning process for all underground and surface fixed plant assets including capital projects within area of responsibility.
  • Ensure there are long term planning and scheduling strategies to minimize backlog, utilizing effective component condition monitoring techniques.
  • Maintain and utilize planning attainment KPI’s to continuously improve maintenance and planning practices.
  • Planning the life cycle management using a full suite of Asset Management skills.


The Person:

  • Tertiary Qualification – Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree or extensive mining trade experience
  • Experience in a Senior Leadership Role
  • Experience in Mining Plant Maintenance
  • Proof of current Covid-19 vaccination is required as per the NT Government direction.


Applications close 17 December 2021, with shortlisting to commence immediately. 


Our employees enjoy a generous salary package including private health insurance and a performance based annual incentive scheme.  Not only will you work in a dynamic and collaborative environment but you will also benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can offer.


About Newmont

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that allows every person to thrive, participate, grow, and proudly play an active role in achieving our strategy.


Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, placing and promoting the best individual for each position without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, etc.


We invite women and applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply, particularly persons of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


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Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law.  Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to [email protected].

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