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Auto Electrician's - Peak Downs & Caval Ridge

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Permanent Full Time
Austraila - Bowen, QLD
Mining Maintenance, Trade - Automotive Electrician
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Build a Deeper Capability

Since 2017, our team has delivered mining excellence at Peak Downs & Caval Ridge with uncompromising safety and environmental standards. We’re looking forward to continuing our long-term relationship with BMA under a new 5 year contract at Peak Downs beginning 2022.

Thiess is seeking experienced Auto Electrician’s at our Peak Downs and Caval Ridge Mines located 6km south-east of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.


  • Fortnightly pay $5,773 - $5,991 (excl. Super) depending on skill level
  • $10,000 sign on bonus - part payments at commencement and successful completion of probation
  • Refer a mate program - $5,000 for a successful referral
  • BIBO from Mackay & Townsville
  • 7/7 Lifestyle Rosters
  • Permanent Shirts - No Labour Hire
  • Thiess’ commitment to ongoing training & development
  • Salary sacrifice options – Flights & novated leasing  
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products


To be considered for these opportunities you are required to have:

  • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology or equivalent
  • C Class driver’s licence
  • COVID Vaccination Certificate – Client requirement for entry to a BMA site
  • HR driver’s licence preferable
  • Refrigerated handling license preferable
  • Post-trade experience working in the mining and heavy earth moving industry, or hydraulic excavator industry
  • Experience in general service, maintenance, breakdowns, component change outs and proper diagnostics
  • Computer system JDE
  • OEM computer based systems, Cat, Cummins, Hitachi and Liebherr
  • Experience with Ivolve, High Precision GPS and Fleet management systems would be highly regarded


  • Perform the servicing, repair and maintenance of mobile mining equipment in accordance with Thiess servicing and maintenance procedures
  • Complete general maintenance, breakdowns, services and component change outs to a high regard
  • Source technical information from the relevant available reference manuals, technical bulletins, OEM and computer-based systems
  • Ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained at all times
  • Conduct required inspections to maximise equipment utilisation
  • Running data, power, radio and GPS antenna cables through bulkhead, panels and access both inside and outside production equipment compartments on heavy mining machinery
  • Provide high-quality installations including mountings, wiring and testing of equipment
  • Perform basic configuration of 802.11b/g wireless networks
  • Investigate and resolve faults, and carry out preventative maintenance routines on FMS and machine guidance systems fitted onto Excavators, Dozers, Drills, Trucks, Graders and Light Vehicles
  • Ensure all activities are completed in a safe manner

About Us

With a global business, we offer diverse and rewarding careers. We are committed to Thiess being a company and a culture where great people can excel and where they are developed and supported to reach their highest potential. Join our team today.

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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This role is an opportunity to take the next step in your career. With our culture of recognition, development, and a stimulating and satisfying work environment, there is no better time to join Thiess.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or the link below.

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