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Senior Instrumentation Specialist

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Perth, WA, AU (Australia)


Newmont Australian operations are located in Western Australia and the Northern Territory with roles in operations, projects and exploration. Regional Support is provided from our offices based in Subiaco - close to public transport and with onsite parking facilities.  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. With operations on four continents, we are honoured to be named the mining industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the past five years and the only one listed in the S&P 500 index.

The role

Reporting to the Regional Control Systems Manager the Senior Instrumentation Specialist is a member of the Fixed Plant Control team in Australia, and is responsible for ensuring the highest possible integrity of process plant instruments across multiple sites throughout the Australian region, solves complex problems, evaluates quality and frequency of instrumentation maintenance programs, provides feedback on equipment performance and makes recommendations to Senior Instrumentation Advisors to promote roll-out of Instrumentation global specifications.

In this role, you will

  • Develop and review strategies and procedures to standardize calibration and maintenance practices for instrumentation across multiple Newmont sites regionally.   Manage critical parts and spares to ensure availability, and implement strategies to prevent and/or mitigate obsolescence.
  • Review instrumentation selections, verify sizing and suitability according to Design Criteria and Performance Specifications.  Monitor and evaluate performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Support continuous improvement programs and instrumentation projects, collaborate with stakeholders and vendors to implement trials of emerging technology.  Evaluate equipment performance, and manage minor projects to support standardization objectives.
  • Ensure instrument documentation (P&ID’s, datasheets, instrument list, loop and termination drawings) are revised and being maintained according to auditable industry standards.
  • Support site E&I resources to implement changes to existing plant instrumentation requested through Change Management and Work Order Systems. 
  • Participate in on the job supervision, training and mentoring of site supervisors and technicians, ensure calibrations are performed accurately, within specified tolerance to facilitate optimal process performance, production efficiency and safety of personnel.

The person

  • The position is required to travel between sites located in Western Australia and Northern Territory, working from home and in the Perth Regional Office
  • The role may occasionally be required to travel to other sites internationally
  • Electrical/Instrumentation trade background is essential.
  • Certificate IV in Electronics or Process Control is desirable.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be an advantage.
  • Experience in an instrumentation operational or design role in any related industry.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience in calibration, installation, testing and troubleshooting of industrial instrumentation systems and analytical equipment within an operational processing plant.
  • Knowledgeable in the application of measurement physics applicable to process industries.
  • Experience developing specifications, standards and work procedures.
  • Experience in the execution of minor instrumentation and/or process control projects in Gold Mining or other comparable industry.
  • User level experience with maintenance planning and scheduling systems and inventory control systems such as SAP (preferred) or equivalent systems.
  • Experienced in mentoring and coaching others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of OsiSoft PI application suite desirable Knowledge of Newmont sites and processes, management and business practices would be an advantage.


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

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