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Diesel Fitter

Date:  Apr 21, 2021

Tanami, NT, AU (Australia)

Our Underground Tanami Operations is located in one of Australia’s most remote Deserts, the Tanami Desert, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, on Aboriginal freehold land. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a global company.


Newmont Tanami provides a fully equipped 1200-bed village, 40km from the mine, offering modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO directly from Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth.

The Role

Reporting to the Mobile Maintenance Supervisor, the Diesel/Drill Fitter is responsible for performing trade maintenance and tasks for all surface and underground mobile fleet.

The role is based in Tanami and offers an 8/6 FIFO roster from Perth, Brisbane, Darwin & Alice Springs ONLY.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out routine maintenance of the equipment to the required standard of performance and safety.
  • Ensuring all work is completed in a timely manner, thus minimising down time of the equipment.
  • Work orders completed in a timely manner to the standards set by the maintenance supervisor.
  • Meeting company maintenance and production objectives by ensuring all installation and maintenance work is carried out to relevant Australian standards and regulations.
  • Ensures the workshop and yard are kept tidy and that the plant site is left tidy after any work is carried out.
  • Caries other duties that may be reasonably required.
  • Participate in safety and communication meetings.

The Person

  • Relevant trade qualification.
  • Current HR licence preffered.
  • Maintenance and fault finding skills.
  • Previous underground experience is essential.
  • Underground breakdown experience on CAT LHD2900 loaders, Volvo L120 loaders and Atlas Copco MT6020 articulated trucks, will be highly regarded.
  • Previous Sandvik Drill experience
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Current Australian drivers license.
  • High level of self motivation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to analyse a task and understand safety and job requirements.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current driver’s license, passing a police clearance and pre-employment medical.


Our Values and Culture

Newmont encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. As part of our commitment with the Warlpiri Traditional Owners, we strongly encourage applications from the Central Australian Language Group (CALG). We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respect their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


For a first-hand look at our site, please watch our short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2_BPctMPIg


To apply for this role click on the Apply now link or go to www.newmont.com click on Careers then select the Australia region.