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Technical Expert, Maintenance - Auto-Electrical Specialist - Papua

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Maintenance Jobs, Underground Jobs, Electrician Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
Indonesia, South East Asia
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
relocation assistance/Ex-Pat incentives
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The position will be used to advance the skills and training of the non-staff workforce in the area of auto-electrical maintenance. The position is a hands-on assignment that will work side-by-side with the workforce to ensure knowledge transfer and the use of best practices for the auto-electrical field.

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Provide individual mentoring and training for a select group of maintenance employees that are considered auto-electrical maintenance specialists

2. The incumbent will work in all areas at PTFI and assist in the trouble-shooting, repair, rewiring and maintenance of the electrical portion of mobile equipment

3. Undertake various low-voltage electrical repairs on a variety of mobile and plant equipment

4. Review current maintenance programs for all mobile equipment electrical systems throughout PTFI and recommended changes or practices that will better reliability

5. Work hands-on with the National non-staff workforce to teach them best practices

6. Assist in developing action plans to better reliability of problematic mobile electrical systems within the PTFI work areas

7. Understand testing equipment and computers for use in mapping out electrical pathways and locating electronic problems or malfunctions in multiple mobile electrical systems

8. Assist in the planning of maintenance for mobile equipment as needed for auto-electrical work

9. Ensure engagement with all maintenance workforces so that they view the incumbent as a resource to call upon when needed for technical support

10. Support all maintenance groups in the advancement of Papuan employees through better skills

11. Effectively communicate and work with the National staff employees to mentor and improve their skill sets

12. Continually reinforce best safety practices and ensure technicians know the hazards associated with working around mechanical drive systems


  • Extensive hands-on experience in auto-electrical maintenance, preferably in underground mobile equipment and plant
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the mining industry, preferably underground
  • Auto-electrical theory and practices, trade classes or apprenticeship preferred
  • Basic education in standard curriculum
  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics and manuals
  • Understanding of basic low-voltage electrical trouble-shooting tools and practices
  • Teaching and mentoring capabilities
  • Ability to use precision low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Manual dexterity and an eye for detail
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of mathematics and mechanics
  • Identification of safety hazards and a keen sense of safety practices
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to think under stressful, adverse conditions
  • Teamwork, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Other PTFI mandatory skills – safety, training, leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness to learn basic Bahasa through training provided by PTFI



  • Copper Overseas Service Company ("COSCO") promotes a drug/ alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable Company Standards

COSCO has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs include tasks or duties that could affect the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who receive Safety Training; or
  • Positions within COSCO which are held by employees who operate equipment or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing their COSCO job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel)


Benefits: Begin first day of employment

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Relocation assistance/Ex-Pat incentives


COSCO is an equal opportunity employer

Closing Date:

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