Gold Fields

Location: Kambalda East

Job Type: Full time


Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile

Gold Fields' mining assets in the Australia region (GFA) include a 100% interest in the St Ives, Agnew and Granny Smith mines and a 50:50 interest in the Gruyere JV project with Gold Road Resources.

Our surface mining team have an opportunity for Technician: Polywelder to join their team at St Ives.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Supervisor: Drill & Blast, you will be responsible for providing quality maintenance and repairs to poly pipelines, diesel pumps as used for dewatering in open cut mining operations. Assist in other areas of the operation as required ensuring operational targets are met in a safe, environmentally compliant and efficient manner. Be aligned with Gold Fields operation specific quality procedures and statutory regulations

As an employee at Gold Fields, we expect all levels of employees to act in a manner that seeks to align and enhance the values, safety culture and performance of Gold Fields with the purpose of creating enduring value beyond mining.

This role can be offered as residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie on a 8 days on, 6 days off roster. Bus transportation is offered to and from site for residential candidates and relocation assistance will be offered to the successful candidate if required.

Benefits include:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Increased leave entitlements for annual leave, paid primary and secondary parental leave

  • Employee referral program - $10,000 per successful referral!

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service

  • Paid family and domestic violence leave

  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Install and maintain poly pipelines, diesel pumping systems, and associated plant (valving/control) for open cut mining operations. Fabricate (polyweld) pipelines and components for open pit mine dewatering systems.

  • Meet maintenance budget targets by scheduled inspections, servicing, adjustments, troubleshooting and timely repairs.

  • Providing accurate maintenance knowledge and practical application to minimise down time and potential loss of production.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of all task instructions and procedures. Ensure procedures are adhered to when carrying out maintenance tasks, assisting colleagues to do the same.

  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping throughout workshops to ensure a safe work environment and effectively manage risks.

  • Administrative processing associated with maintenance duties, such as requisitioning of parts and materials, processing of maintenance orders, and recording of labour time. Use of SAP and other relevant information management (IT) systems.

About you:

  • Completion of secondary education – year 10

  • C Class Drivers Licence or HR desirable

  • Certificate (PMBWELD301B) Butt welding of pipelines and piping components in accordance with the Australian Guidelines

  • Certificate in electro fusion or extrusion welding techniques (PMBWELD302B) or (PMBWELD309A) (Desirable)

  • Trade qualification would be highly desirable

  • Senior First Aid Certificate

  • Crane, Dogging, EWP and Forklift Tickets will further strengthen your application

Applications can be submitted via: https://careers.goldfields.com/Australia

We are committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, and strongly encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

At Gold Fields we work together as a team to deliver excellent results and take pride in what we do. We actively seek input from others and truly believe that diverse views improve the quality of our work. We work hard, so when the business achieves its goals, employees can share in better salary increases and bonuses, and we have more money to invest in communities and ongoing renewable energy projects.

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