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Superintendent – Mobile Maintenance (Underground)

Job Details


085403 Requisition #

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.   

Position Objective

We seek to recruit a Superintendent – Mobile Maintenance who will be reporting direct to the Manager – Asset Management & Infrastructure. Responsible for maintaining a safe and reliable mobile equipment fleet typical of an Underground Mine.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead all maintenance activities for the applicable mobile equipment fleet

  • Monitor maintenance performance against KPIs and respond and report accordingly

  • Implement best practice across your mobile maintenance area

  • Improve business systems and procedures

  • Develop strategic and tactical plans and associated short and long term budgets

  • Formulate and implement training and development plans for a national and expat workforce.


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


  • Recognised trade qualifications relevant to a heavy mobile equipment environment (HEF/auto elect) and/or

  • Post trade qualifications such as Maintenance Management or Engineering

  • 10 years’ experience within relevant area (preferably mining or heavy industry)

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Senior Supervisory role in a relevant area

  • Sound experience in and understanding of the maintenance work management process

  • Strong commitment to safety and experience driving safety management systems

  • 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. The roster for this role is a fly in, fly out rotation on 16 days on, 12 days off. 


    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 offer for this role is conditional upon the candidate successfully obtaining and retaining a visa that allows you to work in Papua New Guinea.


    How to Apply


    All submissions must be via the Barrick website reference number: 085403. Applications close on 26th October 2018. If you have any further questions please contact Mona Yarran, Senior Human Resources Advisor on (07) 4050 5100.


    Please note as part of the BNL Recruitment Process, all applicants must be willing to undertake immigration and 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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