Electrical Communications Technician

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.

The underground maintenance team at St Ives have an opportunity available for an Electrical Communications Technician.

Role Details

Gold Fields Australia is currently seeking a Technician: Communications to join their Underground Maintenance department at St Ives Gold Mine. Reporting to the Electrical Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing quality and timely preventative maintenance and repairs of the surface and underground communications and telemetry network facilities.

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 is offered on a 8 days on, 6 days off roster and would require the incumbent to be residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie. (Relocation assistance is offered to the successful applicant).

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 Assistance Program
  • Long service leave pro rata after 5 years of continuous service
  • Educational assistance

About the role:

  • Practice preventative maintenance through scheduled inspections, servicing, adjustments, troubleshooting and timely repair of communication and telemetry equipment
  • Provide reliable and accurate maintenance knowledge, expertise and practical application of RF radio, fibre optic, coaxial data and telemetry networks
  • Maximize return on assets through effective performance and reliability of the respective equipment and tools
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all task instructions and procedures and ensure that these are consistently adhered to when carrying out maintenance tasks
  • Execution of the communications plan for St Ives
  • Complete all administrative processing requirements associated with maintenance duties
  • Demonstrate full compliance with the OHS and Environmental Systems standards

Key factors to your success include:

  • Tertiary qualification in IT, Communications and or Instrumentation and/or Instrumentation and or Communication
  • Demonstrated experience in radio communications, telemetry networks and maintenance
  • Extensive knowledge of communications technologies and equipment
  • Mining industry experience essential
  • Senior First Aid, EWP, Forklift and Working at Heights certificates are desirable

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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