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Boilermaker - Dawson South

Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company with projects throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. Delivering a comprehensive range of surface and underground mining, civil design and construction, performance enhancement, and mine site maintenance and rehabilitation services to the resources sector.

Due to the continuous growth and strengthening of our position Australia wide and the recent award of the contract at Dawson South, Macmahon has an opportunity for experienced Boilermakers on a 7:7 roster DIDO of Biloela and surrounding towns.

The successful applicant will:


  • Carry out repairs to equipment as per OEM specifications and computerised maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Check and maintain all gas cutting and welding equipment
  • Report on any item that cannot be repaired via the work order system
  • Accurately complete any monitoring reports on plant and equipment condition
  • Read drawings, work orders and production schedules to determine product or job instructions and specifications
  • Examine work for defects and ensure conformance with specifications
  • Set up and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade
  • Detect and notify supervisor on any faulty equipment operation and/or defective materials or products
  • Participate in all weekly toolbox meetings, daily pre-shift meetings
  • Complete general labouring tasks as directed by supervisor or leading hand


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working in a mining environment (desirable)
  • Boilermaker trade qualification
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings
  • Competent fabrication of mechanical components
  • Coal Board Medical and S11
  • Valid HR Drivers license
  • Drive a safety first workplace culture, which promotes a zero-harm work environment


Benefits Include:

  • Long term opportunity with 6 weeks annual leave per year
  • Macmahon is a Registered RTO, who can offer further training opportunities
  • Salary Sacrifice and Novated Lease Options
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Be recognised and rewarded for outstanding work.


Dawson is located at the southern end of the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland near the town of Moura; it is approximately one hour drive from Biloela and two hours from Rockhampton and Gladstone and is one of Australia’s longest established coal mines.
Macmahon see the Dawson South contract as pivotal in building and enhancing our surface mining footprint on the east coast.
As a part of the recruitment process for this role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally, you will be asked to provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification where applicable.

Macmahon offers its’ people competitive remuneration packages, a range of company benefits and discounts, ongoing training, development and career progression opportunities as well as ability to work in diverse roles across multiple local and international locations. We are focused on ensuring our people can be involved in the future of the business and look for new opportunities for people to grow and develop. Flexible working arrangements and job sharing opportunities may be available for suitable candidates. Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.