Leading Hand: Electrical - Sunrise Dam Gold Mine

AngloGold Ashanti Australia

Location: Australia

Job Type: Full time


Join AngloGold Ashanti and make Gold a part of your Story. A story of exploring, mining, and processing one of the world’s rarest and most sought-after metals. Gold revolutionises and shapes the way in which society functions - come and be a part of our team, a team committed to building a better future.

About us

At AngloGold Ashanti, we pride ourselves on having a collaborative workplace that is focused on providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. We want to create an environment where people feel comfortable to bring their whole, authentic self to work and feel safe, respected, and valued while doing so.

AngloGold Ashanti is one of the world's largest gold producers with operations and projects spanning across four continents. Our globally diverse, world-class portfolio is supported by focused exploration in the established and new gold producing regions of the world. We offer a working environment that allows every employee to contribute, learn and flourish.

In Australia we own and manage the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine, and the Tropicana Gold Mine (70% AGA owned 30% Regis Resources). These are two of Western Australia’s premier gold operations, with ongoing investment and exploration taking place across both open pit and underground operations at each site.

The Opportunity

At AGA we celebrate diversity – diversity of thought and experience is important to us. We look for people that have an abundance of willingness and are up to the challenge of making a difference. With this in mind, if you feel that you may not tick all of the boxes below but believe you have something unique to contribute to our team, we strongly encourage you to apply – let’s have the conversation.

We are now seeking an Electrical Leading Hand to join our Maintenance team at our Sunrise Dam Gold Mine.

Accountable to the Supervisor: Electrical Maintenance, this role is responsible for carrying out maintenance tasks and improvements to facilitate the continuous operation of a Mineral Processing Plant and support services.

This role is based at the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine on an 8/6 FIFO roster, we operate direct flights to our sites from Perth and Kalgoorlie.


  • Maintaining all electrical aspects relating to crushers, conveyor systems, pumps, ball mills, concentrators, vibrating screens & feeders, cranes & hoists, cyclones and all associated wiring, and being familiar with PLC’s and instrumentation functionality.
  • Assist with the management of work plans on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Carry out installation of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment
  • Availability after hours on a “Call Out” roster basis to respond to any equipment breakdown
  • To liaise closely with metallurgical, processing and maintenance personnel on safety, plant performance and technical issues with the aim of optimising plant performance.
  • Assist with shutdown co-ordination and execution
  • Performs relief duties for the Electrical Supervisor

About You

People are at the heart of everything we do. We want you to collaborate with us, share your ideas and feel confident to challenge the status quo. To be considered, we would like to see you have:

  • Hold a WA "A" Grade Electrical Workers License (Cert IV in Instrumentation is desirable but not essential);
  • Proven experience in a fixed plant environment
  • High exposure to instrumentation breakdowns and repairs
  • PLC fault finding and diagnostics (prior experience with Allen Bradley preferred)
  • Interpretation of electrical schematics
  • Current high voltage switching certificate
  • Previous new installation and testing experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Current elevated work platform and working at heights
  • Current WA “C” Grade Drivers Licence
  • Have existing and ongoing permanent working rights in
  • Ability to attain a new National Police Clearance

Culture and Benefits

Our workplace demonstrates dignity and respect for each other, we offer challenging work, highly competitive remuneration that is regularly adjusted to market conditions and career development opportunities. At AGAA we consider learning as a shared responsibility and your personal development is important to us. Your new benefits will include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to work for an endorsed WORK180 employer
  • Access to our industry-leading Wellness Program
  • Active committees driving Diversity & Inclusion
  • Top Tier Private Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Performance Bonus and Incentive Program
  • Salary sacrifice options

Our full list of benefits and why we are recognised as an Endorsed Employer for Women by WORK180 can be seen on the WORK180 website.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any role advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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