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Underground Fitter

  • Permanent positions with recent rate increase

  • Performance based bonuses

  • $41.53 base + penalties

Work and live in the Illawarra Region with a reputable and leading Mining Company

About the Role

We are seeking suitably experienced Underground Fitters to join our team. You will be an integral crew member with strong leadership skills who can provide advice and technical guidance for the execution of day to day Coal Clearance System mechanical maintenance activities in order to achieve established KPI targets for safety/care, cost and volume and to statutory compliance

Rosters worked are weekday (Day, Afternoon and Night Shift) and weekend (Day and Night Shift), preferences will be considered however not guaranteed.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide technical, administrative and/ or other support to enable the business to function at optimum efficiency/ effectiveness

  • Execution planned maintenance activities in line with the work management processes

  • Identification, report and/or repair issues with Appin???s production equipment

  • Understand Maintenance requirements (impacts of delays, quality or other issues that might cause delays or impacts) and communicate as required

  • Understand the work management process and work within the guidelines and expectations to achieve the weekly planned and breakdown schedule

  • Perform maintenance tasks within level of competency and skill set

  • Determine or assist in determining root cause of all equipment breakdowns, failures, delays and process incidents

  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to identify problems and provide solutions to rectify them

  • Use all aspects of warehousing and procurement systems correctly and as required

  • Record all necessary information such as malfunction breakdown, work order status, operations with hour, incidents, inspections etc. in the appropriate location

  • Review job procedures, PM service sheets and record any required changes (assist with future planning and execution)

  • Use all information available to enable quality work to be performed and avoid rework

  • Conduct pre-task hazard assessments, collect materials, parts etc. and carry out tasks

What you will need:

  • Current Order-43 medical or willingness to obtain

  • Current CABA and NSW Mines rescue Generic Induction certification or willingness to obtain

  • High Risk Dogman ticket

  • DES cert for Mechanical Trades

  • Must be willing to undergo and pass a drug and alcohol test and functionality assessment

  • Trade Certificate: Completion of an apprenticeship normally of four years duration, or equivalent recognition in Mechanical engineering area.

  • Minimum 1-year experience working underground as an Mechanical Trades-person

  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence across various levels of the business

  • First Aid Certificate

  • An extensive understanding of the work practices in the Underground Coal Mining Industry

  • Documented Underground Coal Mining competencies/appointments from previous mines

  • Valid Drivers Licence

  • Ability to work with other team members


  • Permanent positions

  • Work and live in the Illawarra region

  • Work with a reputable and leading mining company

  • Employee benefits program

  • Performance-based bonuses

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country???s leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities. We have recently been awarded a long-term contract to provide supplementary labour for a reputable mining company, in the Illawarra region

Apply Now

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:

Chiara Dagg

Contact: (02) 6571 8908

Job Order Reference:7220J20212789

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 peoples.

Job title: Tradesperson
Contract type: Full Time
Location: Regional NSW - Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast, Regional New South Wales
Industry: Fitting and Welding Trades and Services
Job expiry: 2021-11-23
Reference: 7220J20212789