Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Tanami, AU

Workplace Type: Onsite 

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 leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The role

Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the Underground Electrician is responsible for carrying out electrical installations, servicing, repairs and maintenance of fixed plant electrical assets utilising relevant test equipment in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.

In this role, you will

  • Carrying out routine electrical maintenance of the fixed and mobile and equipment to the required standard of performance and safety.
  • Ensuring all work is completed in a timely manner, thus minimising down time.
  • Maximising highest possible level of plant availability by ensuring all scheduled electrical maintenance is carried out in a timely manner.
  • SAP Work orders completed in a timely manner to the standards set by the Electrical Supervisor.
  • Meeting company maintenance and production objectives by ensuring all electrical installation and maintenance work is carried out to relevant Australian Standards and regulations.
  • Ensuring the workshop and yard are kept tidy and that the plant site is left tidy after any work is carried out.
  • Carrying out statutory testing of all electrical equipment as required under AS3000 and Northern Territory Government Regulations

The person

  • Experience in the hard rock mining industry, underground experience preferred
  • Electrical Trade Qualification and Northern Territory Grade A Workers License
  • Current CPR/LVR
  • Completion of Certificates of Compliance as required under the Northern Territory
  • High Voltage Switching experience – preferred.
  • SAP experience (preferred)
  • Experienced in the testing and certifying of new installations.
  • Drill Rig maintenance & repair experience
  • 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.

Training & Experience

  • Electrical Trade Qualification and Northern Territory Grade A Workers License
  • Current CPR/LVR

Working conditions

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

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!

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

  • Website: http://www.newmont.com
  • Lifecycle of a Mine: https://www.newmont.com/lifecycle-of-a-mine/
  • Blog: https://www.newmont.com/blog-stories/
  • Annual sustainability report: https://www.newmont.com/sustainability/sustainability-reporting/

Note: Newmont does not ask individuals to pay money to apply or be considered for employment or to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal. If you are asked to do either, do not respond and please report this immediately to it.sec@newmont.com.