Graduate Asset Engineer

Utah, North America
Closing date
Jun 12, 2022

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Accounting, Engineering
Work Term
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Full Time
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About Thiess

Thiess is a global company, partnering with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa, and now the Americas.

For more than 85-years, we've operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments, and cultures. We use that insight to optimise mining solutions for each project, backed by our commitments to our people, clients, and communities where we live and work.

Today we employ almost 12,000 people across 26 projects. Our workforce has the skills, experience, and resourcefulness to realize opportunities, respond to project challenges and add value to clients' needs. Through our safety culture, repeatable processes, technology integration and more, our purpose is to create lasting value.

The USA is an important part of our future. We're pleased to be bringing our unique approach to the contract mining industry to the USA and North America. We are miners and only miners.

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.

If you're interested in joining a learning organization with a focus on innovation and technology that create value for the mining industry, deliver excellence, and take pride in sustainable resource recovery, join our team!

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About the Role

Your main responsibilities as Graduate Asset Engineer for Thiess North America Business Unit are:
  • Assist in the evaluation, justification and procurement of assets required for mining services.
  • Development and maintenance of plant rates and supporting data in accordance with Thiess policies
  • Implement asset specifications with engagement from stakeholders.
  • Ensure the on-time delivery and commissioning of new assets and other designated project deliverables.
  • Verify compliance of assets to Thiess safety standards, technical specifications and quality requirements.
  • Maintain reporting to support asset function including fleet mechanical and financial status.
  • Support team execution of fleet relocations including planning and support.
  • Short term project management for technical projects.
  • Sourcing of asset information to develop and maintain plant costing data including quotes and part pricing. Development of plant rates for new tenders, asset transfers or lifecycle analysis. Compilation of tender budgets for asset operational aspects including mobilisation/demobilisation and infrastructure. Analysis of monthly asset performance data.
  • Supporting business initiatives through technical and business improvement projects. Implementation of Thiess and statutory safety requirements on equipment on processes. Machine performance analysis and continuous improvement initiative execution.
  • Capital and disposal planning and processing. Support the compiling of budgets for the asset function. Maintenance of new capital delivery schedules. Carrying out monthly idle and movement reporting.
  • Consistently maintain behaviours that set an example and clearly demonstrate the Thiess values; Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; Encourage employees to embrace a work environment free from discrimination where everyone is included and treated with respect.
  • Collaborate with Asset Team to ensure compliance in accordance to all the relevant legislation and strive for beyond compliance. Assist in the implementation and compliance of the Safety Health and Environmental Plans to ensure safe and sustainable mobile plant and ancillary equipment. Provide support as required in all incident investigations to ensure the root causes are identified and that all the required documentation is reported. If applicable, play an active role in implementing corrective actions in consultation with relevant parties.Constantly look to identify hazards and risks through regular inspections, audits, behavioural observations, JSEO's as per HSE targets and review team member JSEO's, where required, take corrective actions.
  • Liaise with all internal stakeholders to enhance coordination between departments and minimize interruptions to operations by maintaining strong working relationships with relevant personnel. Communicate detailed plans for scheduled activities and deliveries to Maintenance, Mining and Technical Services departments on a weekly basis. Coordinate with the offsite and regional maintenance team to ensure best for business outcomes are achieved. Promote prosperous healthy client relationships to network and identify new business opportunities.

About you
  • Tertiary qualified in technical discipline (Mechanical Engineering).
  • Experience in mobile plant maintenance, preferably in an open cut environment, would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Authorization to work lawfully in USA without sponsorship from Thiess is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results within a team environment with minimal supervision at times.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent follow-up skills.
  • The ability to work in a team environment.

Additional Information:
  • At Thiess we have a One HSE culture and want to ensure everyone is safe everyday: employees, families and society. We are committed to our employees' health and wellness including the prevention of illness. We have a preference that all Thiess employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 and other serious illnesses.
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friay (5/2) in Thiess NA office.
  • Requirement to travel periodically to execute team function.

Legal Disclaimer

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Thiess is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.

At Thiess we have a One HSE culture and want to ensure everyone is safe everyday: employees, families and society. We ​are committed to our employees' health and wellness including the prevention of illness. Although optional, we have a preference that all Thiess employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 and other serious illnesses.


We’re building and powering communities and enterprises. We’re making possible technologies that didn’t exist even a decade ago. We’re continually breaking new ground. That’s what our clients do every day – and that’s where Thiess’ role begins.  

We work with our clients to deliver mining excellence in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. In open-cut and underground mining, our people channel that global experience and insight to create advantages for each project. A mine plan that unlocks new reserves. A smarter fleet. A sharper operations culture. An upskilled team. A community engaged.  

While we thrive on sharing what we know, each mine faces unique challenges and opportunities. The real impact comes from understanding our clients’ needs and continually learning and improving with them. From project inception through to operations and rehabilitation, our skilled team welcomes the pursuit of the best, tailored solutions. We work with our clients to safely position their operations for optimal efficiency, productivity and cost performance.  

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