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Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Glencore - Cloncurry, QLD

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Mechanical Maintenance Technician


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Ernest Henry Mining

Ernest Henry Mining is a copper and gold mining and processing operation located 38 kilometres north east of Cloncurry in North West Queensland. Originally an open pit mine, Ernest Henry Mining transitioned to underground mining in 2011 and also includes a copper concentrator and numerous support services. The operation forms a critical part of Glencore’s integrated north Queensland supply chain.

Ernest Henry Mining offers residential, DIDO and FIFO base options to employees. Glencore believes in the value of our people and our approach fosters the highest level of professionalism, ownership and entrepreneurial spirit in all our people, while never compromising on their safety and well-being. Glencore offer highly competitive remuneration packages, inclusive of above market superannuation, professional development opportunities, discounted health care and an employee rewards program. Learn more about Ernest Henry Mining at .

The Role

Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, you will play a key role in maintaining fixed plant equipment in a sub-level caving environment.

This position is residentially based in Cloncurry, DIDO from Mount Isa or FIFO from Townsville or Cairns. The successful candidate will work twelve (12) hour shifts on an eight (8) days on, seven (7) days off, seven (7) nights on and six (6) days off roster.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Actively promoting and maintaining high safety performance levels for the underground maintenance team by applying appropriate safety policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining fixed plant equipment including ventilation fans, pumping systems, underground crusher, conveying and hoisting systems;
  • Assisting in establishing effective maintenance strategies for plant and equipment with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • Liaising with necessary stakeholders on problems encountered and solutions identified; and
  • Hosting contractor crews on an as required basis, specifically during scheduled shutdowns.
The ideal applicant should possess:
  • Fitter and Turner trade qualification or similar;
  • Hoisting experience would be highly regarded;
  • Previous experience in a similar role within an underground environment;
  • A proven safety record, the ability to work unsupervised and within a team;
  • Experience with using a computerised maintenance system;
  • Crane ticket, Forklift ticket, HR license highly regarded;
  • Experience on rebuilding dewatering pumps (Weir, GEHO, Krebs) Highly regarded;
  • Experience at Hosting/leading groups of contractors; and
  • Reliability & Condition Monitoring experience highly regarded.
For further information please contact: Will Draffen, Superintendent Fixed Plant Mechanical Maintenance, on

Applications Close: Monday, 12th April 2021