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Engineer - Reliability

Macmahon is accepting applications for the role of Reliability Engineer to join our team at Telfer Gold Copper Mine. This $430 million full scope of open pit mining services (open pit mining, bulk earthworks, drill and blast, mining waste materials, equipment hire and subcontracting) operation for Newcrest is located 400kms southeast of Port Hedland in the Great Sandy Desert. FIFO ex Perth on a family friendly 8/6 roster.


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the Reliability Engineer is responsible for a range of condition monitoring programs and preventative maintenance projects for Macmahon’s fleet of heavy mobile maintenance equipment, as well as identifying engineering solutions to address equipment failures and process inefficacy.


The role focus


  • Maintain a register of improvements implemented and their value to the business
  • Manage the SOS program in accordance with the Macmahon Fluid Condition Monitoring Procedure 
  • Manage Macmahon’s Warranty process on site in accordance with procedures
  • Manage the site CTS, Bucket, and Tray Wear monitoring program
  • Ensure defect elimination Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigations and actions are completed in a timely manner and with a high level of quality
  • Attend, facilitate and promote weekly and monthly reliability meetings
  • Evaluate mobile equipment performance and the effectiveness of the processes and procedures designed to support their performance
  • Review current practices and procedures and identify areas for improving costs, efficiencies and productivity
  • Identify and develop, or where required, escalate to the OEM to provide engineering solutions to address repetitive failures, high downtime, labour or cost failures, and other problems that adversely affect mobile plant performance

The ideal candidate


  • Demonstrated Reliability Engineer experience in a mining maintenance environment
  • Strong technical understanding of maintenance processes 
  • Strong technical understanding of preventive maintenance techniques
  • Strong knowledge of heavy mobile equipment condition monitoring and analysis
  • High level of analytical ability
  • Highly developed trouble shooting skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Trade Qualification
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Maintenance KPIs and reporting
  • Desirable certifications – Condition Monitoring, post grad Diploma in Reliability


Macmahon offers


  • Competitive salary & rewards 
  • Career development pathways
  • Award winning lifestyle, financial & mental health support 
  • Salary sacrifice options including novated leases, interstate FIFO flights, airport parking
  • Extensive health, sport and social facilities; 24 hr gym, outdoor pool, golf driving range, tennis and basketball courts, lawn bowls, indoor squash court and football oval and cricket nets 
  • Employee discounts; groceries, petrol, fashion, entertainment + more
  • Perth airport to camp in just 2 hrs!



Macmahon is a diversified contractor with leading capabilities in surface and underground mining, civil construction and resources engineering. Our end-to-end mining services encompass mine development and materials delivery, engineering, civil construction, on-site mining services, rehabilitation and site remediation. As an ASX-listed company, with headquarters in Perth, we work for major resource companies across various commodity sectors in Australia and Southeast Asia.


Macmahon offers our people the ability to work in diverse roles, in different locations and realise new opportunities within the Company over time. Macmahon is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages suitably qualified women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. 


As part of the recruitment process for the role you may be required to complete a pre-employment medical, inclusive of a laboratory drug and alcohol screen and complete a criminal history and qualification checks. Additionally, you will have to provide proof of working rights in Australia i.e. copy of valid Australian passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current visa grant notification.