Mining Job : Electricians/High Voltage Electricians with Oil Search

 Oil Search is seeking expressions of interest from highly skilled and experienced Electricians/High Voltage Electricians within the Maintenance Operations Team based in our field locations at Iagifu Ridge, Southern Highlands Province. These are fly-in/fly out roles on a 28/28 roster.

As an Electrician, you will be responsible to perform routine preventative maintenance and inspection on electrical equipment (low voltage) as well as maintain all lighting and power systems assigned to OSL PNG.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Perform the preventative maintenance, inspections and some repairs on most pieces of electrical equipment. Document inspection reports and equipment down-time.
  • Install lighting systems and power points at various locations throughout the project area. Replace burnt light bulbs and inoperative light fixtures and power receptacles.
  • Maintain the electrical systems at the valve stations, cathodic protection stations and communication sites. Ensure that components such as solar panels, generators, battery chargers and control systems are functional.
  • Assist in maintaining the 415 volt generation, control and distribution system. This includes the preparation of required documentation for safely isolating & deisolating 415V systems as required for operational and maintenance tasks.

To be success you will have the following:

  • Relevant Electrical Trade Qualification coupled with 5+ years hands on trades experience post completion of apprenticeship
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment with the ability to interact with all levels of the organisation
  • Flexibility to travel to operational sites when required
  • Willing to be vaccinated or currently hold a recognised Vaccination Card
  • Computer literacy with exposure to SAP not essential but favourable
  • Experience with turbo machinery would be an advantage. E.g., Gas Compression trains, Power generation equipment.


Oil Search recognise and value the hard work, passion, and commitment of their employees through a competitive remuneration structure with industry-leading benefits, including a service recognition program; and a range of diversity, inclusion, and development initiatives.

About us:

Established in January 1929, Oil Search has grown into PNG’s largest single investor and most active explorer, operating all the country’s producing oil fields and holding an extensive appraisal and exploration portfolio. Its 29 per cent interest in the ExxonMobil-operated PNG LNG Project has transformed Oil Search into a regionally significant oil and gas producer. The Company also hold material interests in the Elk-Antelope and P’nyang gas fields and is undertaking a range of activities to support further LNG expansion in PNG. Oil Search also holds world class oil assets in Alaska’s prolific North Slope.  

Oil Search operates in a socially responsible manner. Respectful, open relationships with local landowners and government are at the heart of its current and future success. The Company is committed to addressing important social issues and aspires to set the standard for private sector contribution to sustainable development. 

How to apply

Oil Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Click the apply button, follow the link and upload your current resume and a supporting cover letter to apply.

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Due Date: Application closing date: 30th November 2021

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