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Senior Pastefill Technician

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Tanami, NT, AU, 0871

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Our Underground Tanami Operations is located in one of Australia’s most remote Deserts, the Tanami Desert, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, on Aboriginal freehold land. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a global company.


Newmont Tanami Operations provides a fully equipped 1200-bed village, 40km from the mine, offering modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO directly from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth.

The Role

Under direction of the Backfill & Services Superintendent, this role provides operational and subject matter expertise with respect to the safe and efficient operation Paste Plant.         


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



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

  • Required operator training and competency assessment (with support from the Process Trainer)
  • Trouble shoot issues
  • Isolation requirements
  • Identify and escalate maintenance items
  • Conduct paste sampling
  • Control room operation and reporting requirements
  • Paste operator activities and duties
  • Environmental monitoring and adherence
The Person

The Senior Pastefill Technician  has preferably a minimum of 3 years’ experience with underground backfilling plants and associated technologies.

  • Minimum Year 10 completion and pass with previous mineral processing experience essential.
  • Experience in operating Paste Plants greater than 500,000 tpa.
  • Mobile equipment and loader experience.
  • Strong analytical skills, computer literacy and reporting ability.
  • “A” Class driver’s license.

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.


Our Values and Culture

Newmont encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. As part of our commitment with the Traditional Land Owners we encourage applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respect their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


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