Underground Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

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Company Description

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. For more than 31 years, we have been contributing to excellence in our industry by delivering sustainable environmental and social outcomes for our communities, and strong returns for our shareholders.

Our global exploration, development, and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of established operating assets including the Didipio Mine in the Philippines; Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand; and the Haile Gold Mine in the United States of America. The gold, copper, and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects communities around the world. They also contribute to sustainable economic growth in the regions where we operate and direct employment for more than 2,500 people.

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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: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/OceanaGold

Job Description

The Electrical & Instrumentation Technician will repair and maintain associated plant equipment for the mill in line with achieving our performance objectives.


  • Troubleshoot and repair AC & DC circuits and control equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair single phase motors and three phase electrical systems
  • Troubleshoot various input elements of control loop, including pressure, temperature, density, mass and flow measurement devices
  • Troubleshoot various final control elements of control loop, including discrete and continuous devices
  • Tune operation of control loops
  • Perform PLC troubleshooting and correction
  • Use of Megger, Multi Meter, Rotation Meter, Power Quality Meter
  • Troubleshoot Guided Wave and Non-Contacting Radar
  • Troubleshoot and repair VFD
  • Troubleshoot and Maintain Soft Starts as well as Across the Line
  • Able to use proper PPE; Arc Flash protection and FR rated clothing
  • Familiarity of conveyor belts and their components
  • Able to work on voltages up to 24.9K DC
  • Other duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



  • On-the-job experience and vocational training
  • Must adhere to the OceanaGold Code of Conduct
  • Work may be conducted in outdoor settings including active mine areas and may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes, or airborne particles.
  • Employees are regularly required to stand, sit, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, possess manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear, and see while performing their duties.
  • Employee may be required to operate common vehicles and small 4x4 roving vehicles in off-road and adverse weather conditions.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor setting, manufacturing or plant environment and may include a hard hat, single or double hearing protection, safety glasses, hard-toed footwear, respirator, protective clothing, gloves, and/or other protective equipment.
  • HGM promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment including both mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Familiarization with NFPA 70E and the NEC
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions

Additional Information

  • Excellent problem solving skills with complex problems, including both definition of the problem and generation and evaluation of solutions.
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including goal setting, group performance monitoring and the ability to modify priorities where necessary to achieve these goals.
    • The ability to make a decision from a range of competing options where the outcomes are not entirely predictable.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills, and the ability to convince others to co-operate and contribute.

Additional Information

Key Competencies:

  • Quality Communication: Communicates regularly, both written and oral, in a wide range of forums to both operations and maintenance personnel
  • Project Management: Coaches/supports others to manage improvement projects – required to track project progress and report
  • Time Management: Able to pace own work. Able to work unsupervised. Capable of readjusting priorities when necessary.
  • Managing/Directing People: Adopts a ‘supervisory’ role for TEAM Coordinators and the PDM Technicians.
  • Team Member/Contributing to Team Success: Able to understand own role and how it contributes to the overall output and objectives of the business.
  • Driving/Facilitating Change: Identify opportunities for improvement and deliver through implementation and the management of any associated change.
  • Maintaining Work Standards: Creates/revises work standards.  Requires changes/improvement to work practices as an outcome of TEAM improvement projects.
  • Focus on Quality: Prepared to challenge the status quo.  Demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs, talk, hear, and see.
  • Must be able to work shift work with 12-hour shifts.
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the workday.
  • Work is in a surface mine plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine environment, including hart hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves, and any other protective equipment as required.
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