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Business Readiness Maintenance Advisor

Date:  Jun 24, 2022

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

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, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa. Both 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.

About The Role: 


Reporting to the Business Readiness Maintenance Specialist, the Business Readiness Maintenance Advisor will apply knowledge, skills and experience to effectively plan, organize, and coordinate business readiness activities in term of Mine Maintenance (MIN-MAN) for the Tanami Expansion 2 (TE 2) project

In This Role You Will: 


  • Gain extensive knowledge of the NTO mine site, existing infrastructure, maintenance strategies, logistics, site conditions and key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders for the development of the maintenance requirements for equipment forming part of the design
  • Liaise with site technical, operational and maintenance personnel to plan the execution of the maintenance requirements
  • Report on the maintenance readiness deliverables
  • Engage with NTO stakeholders and functional leads
  • Engage with site and industry equipment subject matter experts and specialists to get a better understanding of maintenance requirements
  •  Ensure compliance with all Newmont’s global asset management standards, guidance’s and review processes
  • Follow the processes, STP/SOP’s, metrics and tools for mine maintenance that will be required and developed during Stage 4 to adequately support the Mining operations underground using management operating system guidelines, as applicable
  • Development of SAP Functional Location Structure
  • Development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for maintainable equipment to determine the most appropriate maintenance strategies to implement to ensure the equipment performs to meet the functional requirements
  • Assist in the development of Work instructions (Routes and STP’s), SAP Task Lists, Items and Plans including material, labour and external resource requirements to deliver the maintenance strategies determined in approved FMEA process
  • Identification of maintenance materials and tooling required to support the maintenance strategies
  • Cataloguing of maintenance materials and tooling required to support the maintenance strategies
  • Development of SAP Bill of Materials (BOMS) of maintenance materials and tooling required to support the maintenance strategies

Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist: 


  • A minimum of 10 years experience in the mining industry (within Australia or outside Australia), with the emphasis on Maintenance Planning and business readiness activities
  • A Mechanical or Electrical Trade Qualification with Post Trade Qualifications
  • A self-starter with the ability to identify and develop maintenance strategies associated with a vertical shaft hoisting system and crushing circuit along with the associated surface and underground infrastructure
  • Experience in technical project design development and construction
  • Experience in project management and execution
  • Experience in Fixed Plant Maintenance Planning and Master Data
  • Advanced SAP ERP Plant Maintenance

Applications close on Friday 8th July 2022.


You will predominantly be based at the Tanami site in regular travel but may be required to visit Perth Project office, other Newmont sites and travel as required to engage stakeholders and to support the study, construction, commissioning and operational activities.

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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