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Technical Specialist – Auto Electrical 08/03/2018

Job Reference Number:3337
Job TypePermanent

Role dimensions:

  • To carry out electrical breakdown and preventative maintenance repairs on a wide range of mobile equipment in accordance with Company’s safe working policies and procedures and in compliance with manufacturers specifications.
  • To meet the training needs of the PNG national tradesmen and apprentices
  • To conduct on the job training for apprentices
  • To ensure that all activities meet the Company’s business needs and consistently high standards of occupational health, safety and environment by:-
  • Ensuring compliance with safety best practice in line with Newcrest’s Safety Systems.
  • Ensuring compliance with NML’s Environmental Policies and Procedures.

Technical accountabilities:

  • Carry out electrical diagnosis and repairs on mobile mining equipment such as O&K RH200 Shovels, Caterpillar Truck fleet, Tamrock Drills, Dozers, Graders, and support equipment
  • Carry out maintenance and repairs on automotive air conditioning systems.
  • Foster the development of apprentices and assistants to improve their performance and safety awareness.
  • Encourage all personnel in section to comply with all Compnay's policies and procedures

Person specification


  • Auto Electrical trade qualification.
  • 3yrs post trade experience
  • Possess good technical, analytical and problem-solving skills associated with complex auto electrical systems.
  • Must be a self starter with sound planning and time management skills.
  • Physically and mentally fit.
  • Well developed communication skills in English.
  • Must have a good understanding of safety in the workplace


  • Experience on Caterpillar equipment, specifically mining equipment.
  • O&K Face Shovels and Driltech Open Cut drilling machines
  • Experienced in computer aided diagnostics, eg. Cat Electronic Technician, VIMS etc.
  • Cert II in Automotive Air Conditioning
  • 3 years post apprenticeship work experience in a mining environment.
  • Sound computer literacy skills.
P.O. Box 876
Konedobu, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Tel (+675) 70311391/392/393/394
Fax (+675) 3210131