Underground Electrician

11 Jan 2022

OceanaGold's Macraes Mine is seeking an Underground Electrician to join the team. The ideal candidate will be a team player who collaborates with operations in alignment with OceanaGold's Purpose, Vision and Values. Macraes is New Zealand's largest gold mine, with 650 employees and contractors on site, therefore there are excellent career prospects.

The role

Our Underground Electricians carry out preventative and breakdown maintenance, diagnose and remedy faults on underground mining electrical equipment, install and maintain underground electrical, high voltage, low voltage and communications infrastructure.

Whilst working at the Macraes site you will have the opportunity to grow your career and we are committed to the ongoing investment in your professional development. We will offer practical and rewarding experiences which will keep your workday varied. This will include but is not limited to training on submersible pumps, high voltage operations, leaky feeder communications systems, tele remote operating systems, VSD's and PLC's.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Diagnosing faults or breakdowns
  • Undertaking repairs or component change-outs as required to minimise mobile plant downtime
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping in the work area; maintains and keeps tools clean
  • Inspect and maintain underground pumping system. Repair and deliver pumps when required
  • Performing all tasks safely, in accordance with standard operating procedures

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • NZ Electrical practicing licence preferably with a Mining endorsement
  • At least two years relevant underground mining experience
  • Effective problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyse a problem and assess the most appropriate solution
  • An excellent work ethic and the ability to work both as a member of a team, as well as independently
  • Full Manual driver's licence
  • A high level of personal safety and workmanship

Who are we?

Check us out: https://oceanagold.com/

Why work for us?

Benefit from the lifestyle of a seven days on, seven days off roster, (12 hour shifts) rotating between nights and days. Free Southern Cross Healthcare. Live and work in Otago, with its stunning scenery and unspoiled beaches.

About the company

OceanaGold is a multinational gold producer committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance. Since 1990, 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. The gold, copper and silver we produce are essential to the renewable energy and transport sectors, life-saving medical devices and technology that connects people around the world.

Our global exploration, development and operating experience has created a significant pipeline of organic growth opportunities and a portfolio of operating assets including Didipio Mine in the Philippines, Macraes and Waihi operations in New Zealand and Haile Gold Mine in the United States. Our operations are supported by corporate offices located in Brisbane, Australia and Denver, USA.

At OceanaGold, health and safety are paramount to the success of our business as are employees who engage in behaviors that align with our values.


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 website: www.careers.oceanagold.com

Applications close Tuesday, 25 January 2022, Shortlisting will commence immediately. Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.


Work Type:
New Zealand
Waihi Operations
Date expires:
25 Jan 2022
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