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Diesel/Drill Fitter

Date: Apr 21, 2019

Location: Tanami, NT, AU, 0800

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Our Tanami Operations, 540km north-west of Alice Springs, are on Aboriginal freehold land, in the NT’s remote Tanami Desert. A fully equipped 1000-bed village, 40km from the mine, offers modern leisure facilities to the workforce who FIFO direct from Perth, Darwin and Alice Springs.


We are seeking to increase the diversity within our Maintenance Team to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

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, 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.
  • 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 these roles, you must be able to meet the site access requirements by having a current drivers license, passing a police clearance and pre employment medical.

Our Culture

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer that operates globally to a common set of safety, environmental and community relation standards that define expected performance for our operating sites. Maintaining high standards for all of Newmont’s operations and measuring our performance against those global standards is an integral part of our current business practice and our long term goals. Newmont is a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential.


Newmont’s Values

Newmont Mining encourages workplace diversity. Females and applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As part of our commitment with the Traditional Owners we also encourage applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent. Newmont acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians and respects their unique relationship with the land and sea, their culture, spiritual tradition and stories.


The Rewards
Our employees enjoy a competetive salary package including free private health insurance and an annual bonus scheme. Not only will you work in a dynamic and collaborative environment but you will also benefit from the opportunities that only a global company can offer.


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