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Leading Hand Fitter - Telfer



Build Your Career with a Leading Mining Contractor!


Macmahon is a leading Australian contract mining company delivering an end to end service offering to clients throughout Australia and Southeast Asia. With extensive experience in both surface and underground mining operations, Macmahon offers exciting opportunities for career growth across a range of locations and commodity sectors.


The Telfer Gold Mine is located in the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and produces copper and gold. Macmahon commenced its operations at Telfer in February 2016 and is delivering the surface drill and blast, load and haul, mobile maintenance and rehandle mine functions.


  • Permanent full-time role with a leading mining contractor
  • Short and direct travel to camp from Perth airport in just 2 hours
  • Become an integral part of our high performing, close-knit maintenance team


We are currently looking for experienced Leading Hand Fitter to join our Maintenance Team at Telfer on a on a 2 weeks on 2 weeks roster (14 dayshifts, 14 off, 14 nightshifts, 14 off) or on a 4 weeks on 2 weeks off roster (14 dayshifts, 14 nightshifts, 14 off), that will then revert back to a 2 weeks on 1 week off roster (7 dayshifts, 7 nightshifts, 7 off), flying in and out of Perth. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position will be responsible for overseeing the day to day maintenance requirements of a wide range of plant and equipment.

Daily duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Organising resourcing and providing technical advice, leadership as well as direction to workshop crew;
  • Ensuring team members have optimum workloads and hands-on training for safe and efficient performance;
  • Identifying parts and materials required for daily maintenance activities;
  • Managing maintenance and rebuild practices as well as the condition of the workplace to company and industry standards;
  • Demonstrating proactive hands on focus in all aspects of Maintenance execution tasks;
  • Mentoring their crew members and help them achieving operational excellence; and
  • Promoting and engaging in effective communication across all parts of the business
About you:
  • Previous experience in a leadership role, preferably within mine site environment;
  • Australian Recognised Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic Trade Certificate;
  • Extensive experience working on a range of heavy duty mobile equipment, including:
    • CAT D10/D11 Dozers
    • CAT 994 Loaders
    • CAT 6060/6050 and HIT 3600 Excavator
    • CAT Graders 16m/24m
    • CAT 793 Dump Trucks
  • Exceptional diagnostic and fault finding skills;
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Demonstrating commitment to Macmahon safety culture and values; and
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence.


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.

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