Field Fitter - Lake Vermont

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Permanent Full Time
Australia - Dysart, QLD
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.   

About the role

We are seeking experienced Excavator/Drill Fitters to join our Lake Vermont Project. As our next Excavator/Drill Fitter reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor you will work collaboratively towards delivering high-quality solutions and results.  

As an Excavator/Drill Fitter, you will be required to:

  • Conduct routine maintenance and repairs on excavators and drills to ensure optimal functionality and safety
  • Diagnose mechanical and electrical issues, perform troubleshooting, and execute necessary repairs.
  • Perform scheduled servicing and inspections according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Replace parts, components, and systems as needed to maintain equipment performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate with other team members and departments to ensure efficient workflow and minimal equipment downtime.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repairs performed.
  • Always adhere to safety protocols and regulations.

About you

  • Mechanical/Diesel Fitting trade qualification
  • Proven experience as an Excavator/Drill Fitter or similar role in the construction or mining industry
  • Liebherr excavators, Sandvik and Epiroc drill experiences desirable
  • Enthusiastic attitude & high performing work ethic
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and repairing mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety and culture
  • Current Drivers Licence 
  • Current Standard 11 desirable

Why work for Thiess Lake Vermont?

  • Thiess provided flights from Brisbane
  • Up to $10,000 per year in retention attendance bonuses (conditions apply)
  • Up to $4,000 per 6 months in Individual Target/Production Coal KPIs (conditions apply)
  • Referral bonus program – earn $5k for a successful referral.
  • Permanent full-time positions
  • Even time roster
  • Full camp facilities provided
  • Living out of camp allowance, if applicable
  • Thiess’ commitment to training & developing
  • Salary sacrifice options – Flights & novated leasing
  • Range of corporate discounts including health insurance (Medibank), travel & retail products

 Roster & Conditions

  • 7 on 7 off rotating shift roster
  • 12.5-hour day & night shift
  • A bus will be provided from Mackay, Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Townsville & Bundaberg.

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 and their families 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.  

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

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 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.  

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.

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

The Strong & Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017 principles apply to this position.  


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