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Pastefill Technician


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 800 bed camp is located 40km from the site offering modern leisure facilities for those flying in from Perth, Brisbane, Alice Springs or Darwin.

The Role

Under direction of the Senior Pastefill Technician, the Pastefill Technician is to provide operational and subject matter expertise with respect to the safe and efficient operation Paste Plant located at Dead Bullock Soak (DBS).


The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin & Alice Springs ONLY.


This position will be assisting in delivery of the following for Paste Plant surface processing:

  • Assist the Senior Pastefill Technician
  • Required operator training and competency assessment
  • Trouble shoot issues
  • Isolation requirements
  • Identify and escalate maintenance items
  • Conduct paste sampling
  • Environmental monitoring and adherence
  • Paste operator activities and duties
The Person
  • “A” Class driver’s license.
  • Minimum Year 5 completion and pass with previous mineral processing experience essential.
  • Experience in operating Paste Plants greater than 500,000 tpa.
  • Strong analytical skills, computer literacy and reporting ability.
  • Training in Job Safety Analysis.
  • Mobile equipment and loader experience.
  • Forklift ticket (High Risk License).

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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