Heavy Diesel Excavator Fitter Peak Downs

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Permanent Full Time
Australia - Dysart, QLD, Australia - Moranbah, Australia - Moranbah, QLD, Australia - QLD Regional
Mining Maintenance
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Make your mark with Thiess  

Every day, all around the world, Thiess supports and celebrates our people. We recognise talent and reward transparency. We champion diversity and embrace change.  

Join us. Hone your skills and develop new ones. take on big challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration, and empowerment.  

Thiess is the place to make things happen.  

Thiess is seeking experienced Heavy Diesel Excavator Fitters at our Peak Downs Project near Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.

Our team deliver mining excellence at Peak Downs with uncompromising safety and environmental standards. We’re looking forward to continuing our long-term relationship with BMA during our new 5-year contracts effective 2022. 

About the role

This position is a permanent roll with Thiess. The successful applicants will join a passionate and energetic team where they will be responsible for providing technical knowledge, support, and assistance to Thiess’ maintenance operations. The role will also provide an opportunity to expand your maintenance technical skills and become a leader in the mechanical field.


  • Heavy diesel fitting trade
  • 3 years post-trade experience working in the mining and heavy earth moving industry, or on large hydraulic excavators.
  • Experience with Liebherr and Hitachi Excavators preferable
  • Experience in general maintenance, servicing, component change outs and breakdowns and servicing of heavy mining equipment
  • Current Standard 11 
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Relevant coal mining certifications
  • A commitment to a positive safety culture, 
  • Alignment to our principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation & Deliver
  • Be highly motivated and committed to deliver quality results. 
  • Have a good work ethic and commitment to continuous improvement, be able to work as an individual within the maintenance team, be able to think ahead & lead with initiative.   


  • Permanent position
  • Competitive Rates
  • Access to fully funded chartered flights from Brisbane.
  • BIBO options available from Mackay and Townsville
  • Even time roster of 7/7 and 12.5hr days/nights on offer to provide a balanced lifestyle.
  • Salary sacrifices options –Novated leasing.  
  • A range of corporate discounts including health insurance, travel, and retail products
  • Career advancement opportunities

About us

Thiess works with clients in Australia, Asia and the Americas in the dynamic field of open-cut and underground mining. 

The pioneering spirit of our founders – the legendary Thiess brothers – is our legacy and inspires our vision to harness the power of people and technology to drive sustainable change. 

At Thiess, you will have the opportunity to play a part in the global energy transition. We are growing our commodities portfolio to include metals and minerals critical to the energy transition and developing services to enable sustainable mining. 

We’re creating a culture of curiosity, knowledge-sharing, and continuous learning – supporting our people to contribute to Thiess’ success and continued growth in sustainable mining. 

We’ll support you to hone your skills and develop new ones, take on challenges and grow, through mentorship, collaboration, and empowerment. We offer our people ongoing technical training and development opportunities so they can reach their full potential. We also invest in the workforce of the future, with a range of programs for people starting their careers. 

"Thiess follows a Pre-Employment Process for all successful applicants, which includes two employment references, a National Police Check and a medical assessment. These checks are essential to your application, and your recruiter will support you through the process". 

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 enable our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included, and empowered. 

Learn more http://thiess.com/makeyourmark 

Should you require assistance applying for this opportunity, please contact us at hiring@thiess.com


How to apply

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.

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