Company Info

P.O Box 484, Mt. Hagen, WHP
Wabag, EN, Papua New Guinea
: +675 5443 056

Supervisor – Shovels & Drills (NS_120)

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Wabag, EN, Papua New Guinea
Construction Jobs, Trades-Services Jobs
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Job Description:
Barrick (Niugini) Limited ("BNL") is a company incorporated in Papua New Guinea, and operates the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga Province on behalf of the Porgera Joint Venture partners. BNL is an independently managed company and is jointly owned through an equal partnership between Barrick Gold and Zijin Mining Group. The Porgera Gold Mine employs over 2,500 Papua New Guineans, and over the life of the mine it has contributed approximately 10% of Papua New Guinea’s total annual exports.   
The Porgera Joint Venture now has a vacancy for qualified and experienced individual in the position of Supervisor – Shovels & Drills.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Guide the team in the completion of tasks, to ensure achievement of the shift plan.
  • Promote a high level of health and safety awareness and compliance with the PJV Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Ensure work is conducted in a safe manner and any safety issues are remedied and/or promptly reported.
  • Communicate safety and production issues on a shift-by-shift basis
  • Assign tasks, equipment, work areas and targets to safely and efficiently achieve those targets
  • Carry out workplace inspections and monitor employees and contractors in their tasks.
  • Through the use of procedures to get the job done, ensure that improvements to the procedures are captured and changes are made to controlled documents by custodian.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensure effective communication with delegate prior to departure from site.
Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate must have:
  • Heavy Equipment Fitter Tradesman with O&K and DML
  • Drill experience at least 3 years in supervisory role.
  • Experience working on mining equipment.
  • Advantage EWP,IT loader
  • Current PNG license
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness
  • High level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in PNG.
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas. 
If you possess the ambition and drive to build a career with  the Porgera Joint Venture, forward your application and resume before the 20th January, 2017 to:  The Recruitment Team, Porgera Joint Venture Email: or Phone: (+675) 547 8912/545 3056 for more information. Emailed job applications are encouraged.

The Porgera Gold Mine has up to 3,000 employees of both Papua New Guinea nationals and expatriates from across the globe. We operate a full boarding and lodging facility which includes accommodation, messing facilities, and recreational facilities which includes a state-of- the-art gymnasium, and a 24-hour medical centre. We have a FIFO operation working on a 21 days on and 14 days off roster.  
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