Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Fitter

Australia, Australia
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
First Quantum (Ravensthorpe Nickel Operation - RNO) is currently searching for experienced Maintenance Technicians - Mechanical Fitters to join our team.

The role is offered on a family friendly 8/6 roster - BIBO from Albany and Esperance or DIDO from the rest of the state. (Drive in rostered time)

Working for us at RNO will enable career development, whilst being exposed to one of the worlds' most complex mineral processing facilities. It is also in one of the world's most beautiful areas, with the Fitzgerald River National Park, 12 Mile Beach and the picturesque historic town of Hopetoun in close proximity to the mine site. Ravensthorpe is on the south coast of West Australia and approximate 6-hour drive from Perth.

The areas we cover include:

* A Beneficiation circuit, consisting of crushers and grinding mills with associated support systems and process circuits including conveying systems, vibrating screens, centrifugal and P.D pumps, pipework and cyclones, various sized tankage with agitation.

* A Leach circuit consisting of High Pressure Acid Leach Trains which include autoclaves and associated support systems, HP vessels, HP centrifugal and P.D. pumps and pipework also an Atmospheric Leach circuit with associated centrifugal pumps, pipework and various sized tankage with agitation.

* A Hydro circuit with associated centrifugal pumps, pipework and various sized tankage with agitation, pressure and vacuum filters including associated support systems.

* A Utilities plant which includes a Sulphuric Acid plant, steam turbines and diesel generators for power generation, desalination plant, and air compressors.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Perform all process plant mechanical maintenance.
  • Be accurate, methodical, practical and safety-conscious when installing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
  • A clear understanding of preventative maintenance, strong communication skills and a flexible \"can do\" work ethic.
  • Have the ability to diagnose faults with equipment through observation and deduction.
  • Have the ability to safely operate a variety of hand and power tools.

Specific requirements you will need:
  • A minimum of 3 year working knowledge and experience of mechanical process production machinery in mining
  • Previous experience in Nickel, gold/copper/aluminium industries preferred.
  • Qualified trade certificate
  • Hold Current WA C class driver's license
  • Possess: Confined space, working at heights and EWP tickets
  • A clear understanding of preventive maintenance.
  • Understanding of both production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous operating mineral processing plants.
  • Experience with utilities; power plants, water and acid systems and automation systems OR- or HPAL; Hydrometallurgy refining, pneumatics, electro-winning cells highly regarded
  • Knowledge of Geho pumps and high pressure control valves - highly regarded
  • Dogman & Riggers qualifications, LF, CN desired

Candidates must be domiciled and eligible to work in Australia (without requiring sponsorship) to be considered for these positions.

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