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Drill Fitter

Macmahon is a leading Australian company delivering an end-to-end service offering to clients throughout Australia and South East Asia.  Delivering a comprehensive range of surface mining, underground mining and engineering services to the resources sector, Macmahon offers great opportunities for a diverse and exciting career in mining.

The Gwalia Gold Mine is located three kilometres south of the town of Leonora, Western Australia, and has been a flagship asset for our client St Barbara for the past 15 years. Macmahon is proud to be able to deliver a whole of mine service including mine development, ground support, production drilling and blasting, loading and trucking, shotcreting and paste fill reticulation from May 2021.

The Gwalia mine is the cornerstone of Leonora operations and has strong margins supported by good grades and a focus on costs and returns. The site has a track record of continuous improvement, with a recently upgraded mine ventilation system, and a previous significant upgrade of the accommodation village that incorporated a number of energy efficient and environmentally friendly initiatives.

The Macmahon Underground team is seeking experienced Drill Fitters (and/or Heavy Duty/Diesel Fitters) to work FIFO on a 2/2 even time roster available from Perth to project site.

$30,000 SIGN ON BONUS available.

Superannuation paid on all hours worked. 
Great staff benefits including discounts via huge list of retailers and suppliers

Key responsibilities:

Service and maintain underground development and production drills – DD-421, DL421, DS422, DL-431, etc

Assist when required, Heavy Duty Fitters to service and maintain all mobile plant either on site (underground) or in maintenance bay/workshop

Operate service vehicles - pull out hose reels for fuel, grease, water and oils from vehicles or fixed infrastructure (against resistance between waist and shoulder height)

Take a lead role on the maintenance of the Gwalia drilling fleet, providing higher level knowledge and diagnostics to meet performance and availability KPI’s.

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate the following skills:

Previous experience working underground on heavy mining equipment

Knowledge and experience in the maintaining and fault finding of Underground drilling equipment.

Be able to operate a light vehicle in an underground environment

The ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team

Able to follow and adhere to procedures and compliance standards

Time management skills

Exceptional Communication Skills

A demonstrated commitment to safety

Successful applicants must have an Australian recognised Cert III trade in the required field. Must be able to pass a pre-employment medical which includes a drug and alcohol screen as well as obtain a National Police Clearance.

The position offers challenging, permanent and stable work along with excellent career development. This is a great opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, dynamic, approachable and friendly team with future prospects within a well reputed organisation that offers you support with your long-term goals.