Control Room Operator

  1. Full-time
  2. Kasibu

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a growing intermediate gold and copper producer committed to safely and responsibly maximizing the generation of Free Cash Flow from our operations and delivering strong returns for our shareholders.

We have a portfolio of four operating mines: the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America; Didipio Mine in the Philippines; and the Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand. Our operations are supported by a global workforce with significant exploration, development and operating experience.

Our Purpose is mining gold for a better future. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology which connects communities around the world. Our activities also contribute to economic growth and improved health and education outcomes in the regions where we operate. We provide direct employment for over 3,700 people and indirect employment for many more.

Our Vision is to be a company people trust, want to work and partner with, supply and invest in, to create value. This Vision is brought to life by our Values – Care, Respect, Integrity, Performance and Teamwork – which put our people, host communities, the environment and our stakeholders at the forefront of our decision-making.

Check us out - www.oceanagold.com

Job Description

OceanaGold are seeking a suitably qualified and reliable Control Room Operator to optimize performance of all operating circuits within the plant, whilst working safely and efficiently, by following sound operating philosophies and standard operating procedures and actively participating in the departmental training scheme to ensure optimization of the plant occurs at all times. The role will report to the Supervisor – Process Operations.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Achieve plant production and utilization target
  • Operate any section of the plant in accordance with metallurgical guidelines and given set of operating parameters through Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Operate plant in ranges set and following directives given
  • Assist in mill shutdowns, mechanical, electrical and metallurgical activities if required or directed by the supervisor
  • Ensure that the products produced under their supervision meet all specification set by the Metallurgy
  • Maintain detailed reports of operation completing and updating log sheets, logbooks, and checklists accurately and on time each shift
  • Report to supervisor any damage equipment or at-risk situation that could lead to plant shutdown
  • Attend functional trainings and development programs
  • Complete all required Standard Operating Procedures Sign-Off
  • Cross training to other areas of the processing plant if directed by the supervisor
  • Take the area competency assessment as required for the operator progression program


  • Behaviour consistent with OceanaGold Corp. Values and the OceanaGold Way
  • At least college level
  • With at least five (5) years minimum experience in ore processing operations with highly knowledgeable in Distributed Control System
  • Have a thorough knowledge experience working in Crushing, Flotation, Sag/Ball Milling or Filtration and dewatering
  • With previous processing plant experience, or similar, local and abroad is highly regarded
  • Knowledge of generating unit operation, engineering, or maintenance practices
  • Ability to operate various switches, control devices and valves, and knowledge of the effect each has on total plant operations
  • Ability to read and interpret P&ID’s, schematic diagrams, PI trends, procedures, and technical manuals
  • Familiar with “permit to work” systems, isolation procedures and safety management systems
  • Has a depth, firm and quick troubleshooting skills during process upsets;
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal skills
  • Methodical by nature, and able to follow systems and procedures
  • Team Worker, able to build working relationships with colleagues
  • Have a flexible and professional approach to duties
  • Drive for continuous improvement and innovation

Additional Information

  • Highly attractive remuneration package inclusive of health and life insurance benefits
  • Great opportunities for career advancement with an international mining company
  • Friendly roster with great onsite foods, accommodation, and with transport from point of hire is provided for non-Didipio residents
  • Professional development skills training opportunities provided


OceanaGold is committed to providing equal employment opportunities.

If you share the same values and have what we are looking for, please apply online now via our careers website:


**Applications close on 11 May 2024. Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in the Philippines.


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