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Technical Expert, Underground Loaders - Papua

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Electrical Engineer Jobs, Mechanical Engineer Jobs, Technical Jobs, Electrician Jobs, Loader/Crusher Operator Jobs, Maintenance Planner Jobs, Mechanical Jobs, Plant Mining Jobs, Plant Mobile Jobs
Indonesia, South East Asia
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Salary Description:
relocation assistance/expat incentives
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This position is to provide the resource necessary to oversee the Underground Loader fleet in the Grasberg Block Cave underground mine. The TE, UG Loader Maintenance position will be the advisor on maintenance practices, procedures and will supply technical knowledge to the national workforce on the mechanical and electrical systems of the Cat 1700 Loader fleet. 

 Additional Responsibilities:

1.  Provide technical instructional support to national Staff & Non-Staff for all maintenance activities as a guidance to ensure all works are comply with international standard, completed in safe manner, within budget, and on schedule

2. Assist in the planning and scheduling of maintenance work to ensure the UG loader fleets meets compliance.

3. Assist in the management of UG loader shops to include, improvements, safety programs, warehousing and personnel issues

4. Monitor budget vs actual costs and look for ways to implement cost efficiency measure on the underground loader fleet

5. Liaise with the UG loader OEM to ensure the loader fleet is maintained to standards and product issues are resolved in a timely manner

6. Train, develop, coach, and motivate technicians to enhance their skill, knowledge, and capability to an acceptable high standard and develop written program to transfer knowledge.

7. Work/ liaise with Operations team to identify and correct improper operating practices that are contributing to equipment damage and planned downtime.

8. Review inventories periodically to ensure sufficient spares are available, and are stocked in an economical method

9. Review and evaluate daily, weekly and monthly equipment performance reports, in order to ensure accuracy, and to ensure the equipment availability target achievement

10. Implement safety standards and procedures within work area to minimize accident and damage.

11. Adhere to Fresh standards and fully participate in SHE measurements, programs and advancement of the programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Electrical with up to five (5) years of experience on underground mining equipment OR Trade Certificate in electrical and mechanical with up to five (5) years of experience post trade.
  •  A training/teaching capability.
  • Computer literacy for diagnostic purpose.
  • Understanding of preventive maintenance system.
  • Experience in dealing with cultural diversity.
  • Leadership and supervisory skill.
  • Analytical and synthesis skill, including problem analysis, cost and financial analysis.
  • Decision making skill.
  • A sound knowledge of Hydraulics systems.
  • A sound knowledge of Electrical systems.
  • A sound knowledge of Pneumatics.
  • A sound knowledge of Mechanical systems.
  • A sound knowledge of Computer systems.
  • Other PTFI mandatory competencies.



  • 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

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