Mechanical Engineer

Date:  Sep 6, 2023

Boddington, WA, AU (Australia)

At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining. The world's leading gold company, we pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity, and adding value and opportunity to our host communities.


Boddington offers a unique opportunity to live in the South West, only 130 kms from the Perth CBD and approximately 100kms from the coast so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle this area has to offer. One of the largest gold producers in Australia, you will join a diverse team and have the opportunity to advance your career with an innovative company dedicated to safety, environmental management, inclusion and diversity.


The Mechanical Engineer will be liaising collaboratively with maintenance, operations, and business partner teams to identify and resolve problems related to safety, asset integrity and equipment breakdown, to safely achieve production targets and reduce operating costs.  


The role provides mechanical engineering support for site assets with an emphasis on custodianship of the change management process to ensure equipment compliance with Site and Australian standards.


Responsibilities include.

  • Providing technical support to the Maintenance Superintendents, Coordinators, Supervisors and Trades people.
  • Demonstrating safety leadership by performing regular safety interactions and critical control audits, promoting standard task procedures and reporting non-compliance risks, hazards, and behaviors.
  • Resolve complex technical and warranty issues, improving the reliability and maintainability of plant through the application of knowledge, following industry practice. 
  • Support the design and operation of the facility by solving complex engineering problems.
  • Management of OEMs and facilitation of internal and external support to continually improve plant performance. 
  • Coordination of reliability and maintainability improvement initiatives working alongside site engineers and external vendors.
  • Support, plan, develop and manage equipment overhauls, maintenance strategies, maintenance improvement projects, preparation of capital project scopes and management of minor capital projects. 
  • Preparing detailed engineering work scopes and managing/supporting the execution of maintenance tasks in high-pressure situations, such as full-plant shutdowns involving over 1,200 personnel.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of equipment issues utilising RCA and RCM methodologies. 
  • Driving the reliability centered maintenance process, leading facilitating root cause analysis sessions, and delivering detailed failure investigation reports to key stakeholders. Tracking the execution and effectiveness of related corrective actions.
  • Manage and maintain engineering documentation and records for statutory compliance for classified plants, tanks, mechanical installations, equipment and works across the site.
  • Development and maintaining of site engineering records, technical standards, specifications and standard mechanical drawings utilising site document control and change management system.


About You

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering with several years post graduate experience.
  • Significant engineering experience in a large-scale complex processing plant or heavy industry.
  • Experience across maintenance engineering, mechanical design, and rotating equipment reliability.
  • Strong maintenance knowledge and experience including precision alignment and fitment, hydraulic systems, lubrication, materials selection, Maintenance management systems, Condition Monitoring Systems, and techniques.
  • Experienced with structural, mechanical, and piping (SMP) engineering design and drafting to the relevant industry standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant statutory regulations and standards.


On a personal level, you will have the ability to lead work teams and deliver projects in accordance with the full project life cycle. You will utilise your prior experience and knowledge to problem solving and be capable of handling multiple complex tasks simultaneously in a dynamic environment. You will be a motivated individual with an organised and disciplined approach to your work. 


Applications will close September 30, with shortlisting commencing immediately.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!


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.


More About Newmont


Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.


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