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Controls System Specialist

Date:  Jan 11, 2022

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

Our Tanami Operations, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, are on Aboriginal freehold land, in the NT’s remote Tanami Desert. A fully equipped 1200-bed village, 40km from the mine, offers modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO direct from Perth, Darwin and Alice Springs.


We are seeking to increase the diversity within our Mining Team to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

The Role

Reporting to the Technology Manager, based at Newmont Tanami Operations (NTO) - Granites & DBS the Controls System Specialist role is mainly responsible for the preventative & corrective maintenance, improvement and development work related to the networking systems.

The role is based in Tanami and offers FIFO roster from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin & Alice Springs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • the preventative & corrective maintenance, improvement and development work related to the networking systems (network switches & routers, Wi-Fi controllers and AP’s, etc.) supporting the operations (i.e. industrial data & business networks, various Wi-Fi deployments for IT & OT, ) for the entire NTO site.
  • tasks related to the IT Field Services support function, to enhance & support the existing dedicated IT Field Services personnel. 
  • Undertaking non-routine investigations and queries of the networking systems to provide data for troubleshooting, fault finding, management reporting and optimization activities.
  • Liaising with the other operational departments to ensure the required network maintenance activities will have minimal or no impact to the operation.

The Person

  • 5+ years’ experience in networking infrastructure services or IT Field Services support role, in a heavy industrial/mine site-based position.
  • Network and CISCO certifications are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience with Ethernet networks and Cisco switches/routers.
  • Experience with industrial Ethernet networks highly desirable
  • Advanced PC skills and computer literacy.
  • Demonstrable experience in IT Field Services in a heavy industrial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.


To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.

You must also be an Australian Citizen or have full work rights and be located in Australia, as no relocation will be possible.


Applications for this position will close on 8 February 2022.



Our Culture

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer that operates globally to a common set of safety, environmental and community relation standards that define expected performance for our operating sites. Maintaining high standards for all of Newmont’s operations and measuring our performance against those global standards is an integral part of our current business practice and our long term goals. Newmont is a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential.


Our Values

Newmont Mining encourages workplace diversity. Females and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment with the Traditional Owners we also encourage applications from candidates 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.


The Rewards
Our employees enjoy a generous salary package including free private health insurance and an annual bonus scheme. Not only will you work in a dynamic and collaborative environment but you will also benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can offer.

To apply for this role click on the Apply now link or go to www.newmont.com click on Careers then select the Asia Pacific region.