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Title:  Technical Expert, Underground Ventilation

Requisition ID:  131422

Papua, ID, 99967

Category:  Engineering Services
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Plan, implement, control, and maintain the technical and engineering aspects of the ventilation system in underground mine areas by in-depth analysis and concepts, to support the operations of the underground mine, and mentor counterparts to enhance and boost the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge in these tasks and duties.

Additional Responsibilities:

1.            Observe the implementation of safety and environmental standards and procedures within work area to minimize accident and damages to equipment.

2.            Develop, coach, and motivate counterparts through on-the-job training (such as Pressure Quality Surveys) and other forms of training to enhance skill, knowledge, and capability of the counterparts.

3.            Provide engineering initiatives and applications for underground fans, ventilation controls (doors and regulators). This includes costs calculation, spare parts management, design, installation, maintenance, as well as QC/QA, in collaboration with leadership, other departments, vendors, electricians and mechanics, to support the operations of ventilation system in the Underground Department.

4.            Provide engineering initiatives and applications as chair and co-chair of dust quality committee, including Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) and dust reduction strategies. The efforts consist of design, planning, procurement, collaboration with other departments and field execution. This also includes QC/QA.

5.            Develop medium and long-term plans that cover the scientific calculations for ventilation shafts, drifts, number of fans, doors, and other related necessities by analyzing the ever-developing underground mine, to provide ventilation engineering for the mine.

6.            Develop and calibrate mine ventilation models using dedicated software such as the Ventsim. Apply these models to determine fan duties and size ventilation control devices to match the airflow requirements. Compare the simulator results against the field data, to ensure reliable predictions.

7.            Coordinate with Biding section of Finance and Accounting Department on the purchase of new equipment such as fans, regulators, etc., by providing the necessary information and ensure that the purchase is made in a most efficient and effective manner.

8.            Prepare Authorization of Expenditures (AFEs) for new capital projects with appropriate justifications, forecasting, cost control and ensure that these are written to PTFI standards and follow up till this is approved.

9.            Perform necessary administrative tasks related to capital projects including quality control on construction jobs, "punch lists" and commissioning documents, and prepare reports for superiors to review.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, specializing in mine ventilation, with a minimum of eight (8) years of work experience in mine ventilation.
  • Knowledge in environmental hazards, as well as monitoring and control methods.
  • Ability to develop a sustainable ventilation system in an underground mine.
  • Capability to produce AFE and other reports.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficient work experience with Ventsim software.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • High level communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and willing to learn Bahasa.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Highly proactive and achievement oriented.
  • Highly focused toward satisfying customer requirements.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diversified workforce.
  • 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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