Light Machinery Technician

Employer:
Karara Mining Ltd.
Posted
July 12, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Closing
July 28, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

We are looking for a qualified Light Machinery Technician to join the site maintenance team. Reporting to the Site Works Supervisor, the Technician is responsible for the effective maintenance of Karara's Light Vehicle (LV) fleet, plant machinery and ancillary equipment.

This role operates on an 8 days on 6 days off roster FIFO from Perth or DIDO from Geraldton.

Key responsibilities:

Ensure the LV fleet and ancillary equipment is maintained to a high standard meeting site safety, operational requirements and manufacturer’s specifications

Collaborate with the Maintenance Parts Coordinator to ensure all high usage parts are stocked in the warehouse to support servicing and minor repair completion in a timely manner

Maintain the Light Machinery workshop to high standard meeting safety, environmental, storage and disposal requirement standards

Utilise the company Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to manage and record all maintenance activities

Identify opportunities to improve the reliability of equipment or cost savings

Monitor and communicate LV downtime events which impact site personnel, safety systems, environment or plant operations

Coordinate and prioritise repair activities to minimise interruptions to personnel and the processing plant, while ensuring Karara safety standards are met

Engage with operational teams to promote high reliability of processing equipment and support infrastructure

Collaborate with the team to develop improvement strategies providing reliability of equipment and cost savings

Key requirements:

LV Mechanic Trade Qualification or similar

Current WA drivers license

Skid Steer ticket

Loader ticket

Excavator ticket

Demonstrated experience working in similar mechanical role within mining or heavy industry

Proven understanding of mining safety standards, including permit systems and risk management tools

The Karara lifestyle

It is only a short commute (45 minutes) from Perth to our purpose-built airstrip at Karara. This provides the opportunity for you to spend more time at home and less time travelling. The mid-west offers a more temperate climate than other iron ore mining regions in the Pilbara region. The Karara village offers high quality amenities with ensuited rooms; Telstra 3G mobile coverage; an eco-walking/jogging trail in a natural bush setting, as well as swimming pool, mini golf, tennis, cricket, gym and volleyball facilities.

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