Crane Operator

Papua New Guinea
May 29, 2024
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Ok Tedi Mining Limited operates the longest running, world-class, open-pit, copper, gold and silver mine in Papua New Guinea. As a 100% owned PNG company, we focus on responsibly generating profits to provide continuing benefits to the people of Papua New Guinea. We acknowledge that our talented and motivated people are key to safe and profitable operations and we have a proud record of developing and providing excellent career opportunities for Papua New Guineans.


Reference: 20006407

Based at the Ok Menga Hydro Power Station and reporting to the Hydro Operations Supervisor, you will be responsible for operating crane and rigging duties. 

Your role will involve:

  • Ensuring high safety standards, equipment reliability, and effective communication with work groups;
  • Monitoring equipment and reporting maintenance issues;
  • Conducting daily inspections of cranes and rigging equipment to ensure safety and serviceability;
  • Maintaining compliance with safety standards during crane operations, including SWL and operating guidelines;
  • Preparing non-critical and critical lift plans, ensuring proper planning and documentation for all lifts;
  • Collaborating with Supervisors and other sections to develop effective working relationships;
  • Assisting in the planning and scheduling of day-to-day and weekly crane operations including shutdowns; and
  • Maintaining a strong culture of health and safety within the team, targeting zero harm from work-related injuries and illnesses.

To be considered, you must possess the following: 

  • A minimum Grade 12 certificate;
  • Mobile Crane Open (CO) Operators Permit;
  • Basic Rigger Certification;
  • 20t forklift permit / container handling forklift;
  • Vehicle Loading Crane Permit;
  • Experience with Large Liebherr All Terrain Cranes & Clam Shell Bucket Operation;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a mining, oil & gas, or construction environment;
  • High level of understanding of crane and equipment preventative maintenance;
  • Experience with plant and equipment shutdowns, operation of large crawler cranes and all-terrain cranes;
  • Commitment to excellence in safety and good understanding of safe work procedures relevant to mobile lifting equipment; and
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; ability to work with minimal supervision; attention to detail in planning.

This is a FIFO role and requires commitment to our values of Safety, Environment, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Performance and Sustainability. If this role appeals to you, please apply by Tuesday, 04th June 2024.

OTML is committed to increasing the representation of women with our organisation.

Females are strongly encouraged to apply.