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Heavy Duty Fitter

Job Highlights

  • 6/6 day shift/night shift roster

  • Karratha/Dampier residential only

  • 9 month back fill with possibility to extend

About our Client

Rio Tinto operates the world's largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets. These assets include a world-class, integrated network of 15 iron ore mines, four port facilities, a 1,700 kilometre rail network and related infrastructure. Rio Tinto are expanding operations in the Pilbara to epic proportions while introducing next generation technologies to deliver greater efficiency, lower production costs and improved health, safety and environmental performance.

What You Will Be Doing

An ongoing position exists for an experienced Heavy Duty Fitter/Locomotive Maintainer at Rio Tinto's 7 Mile Rail Facility. In this role, you will be required to;

  • Perform fitting and mechanical maintenance tasks, from overhauls and major engine servicing, bogie overhauls and fitment, to minor level servicing and provisioning.

  • Perform emergency repairs to locomotives.

  • Replaces locomotive and diesel engine components including but not limited to wheels or trucks, traction motors, springs, couplers, draft gear assembly, gear cases, cylinder heads, air compressors, and turbo chargers

  • Perform daily service of locomotive units: fuels, waters, lubrication and oils.


  • 3+ years recent Fitter experience in an Iron Ore Fixed or Mobile Plant

  • Trade Certificate- Diesel Mechanic

  • Manual C Class Australian issued Drivers Licence (minimum)

  • CAT 1 Rail Medical

  • Large diesel engine and electric traction system experience

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's largest privately owned workforce services business with over 1.3 million registered candidates. We offer tailored solutions in recruitment, skills and career development across Mining, Construction, Healthcare and more. Our consistent promise to both candidates and clients is that choosing WorkPac is always a Good Move.

Apply Now

Click onto the apply button. For more information contact:

Ruth Douglas- Recruitment Coordinator

Phone contact: 089201 6206


WorkPac - WA Mining

Reference no. TMPRIJ202477097

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Heavy Duty Fitter
Contract type: Casual
Location: Australia, Regional WA - Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara, Regional WA
Industry: Fitting and Welding Trades and Services
Job expiry: 2024-04-26
Reference: TMPRIJ202477097