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Mobile Mechanical Leading Hand

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 team at surface mobile maintenance team at St Ives Gold Mine have an opportunity for a Leading Hand to join their team.

Role Details:

Reporting to the Supervisor: Mechanical, you will be responsible for the effective execution and supervision of mechanical maintenance related issues for surface mobile equipment on site.

Safety is a core value at Gold Fields, and we expect all levels of employees to always act in a manner that seeks to enhance the safety culture and performance of our company.

This role is offered on a 4 days on, 4 nights, 6 off roster and would require the incumbent to be residential in Kambalda or Kalgoorlie.

Benefits include:

Gold Fields has a vast array of benefits including:

  • 6% Site Allowance & Private Health Insurance Allowance

  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Increased annual leave entitlements

  • 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

Duties of the role:

  • Supervising the day-to-day activities of the maintenance team inclusive of contractors in a cost-efficient manner

  • Achieve budgeted maintenance targets by practicing preventative maintenance through scheduled inspections, servicing, adjustments, troubleshooting and timely repair of mobile equipment.

  • Assist with ongoing training and mentoring of apprentices and trainees and supervising of contractors.

  • Ensuring the activities of maintenance personnel are consistently aligned with meeting operational targets

  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of adherence to relevant new maintenance procedures, processes, and technology to ensure the safe and efficient operation of assets by providing input based on previous experiences

About you:

  • Australian recognised Heavy Duty or Mobile Plant Trade qualification

  • Completion of leadership or supervisory qualification

  • Previous experience in Komatsu and Caterpillar fleets would be advantageous, but not essential

  • Holding a valid WA drivers license is mandatory;

  • Tickets and certificates such as Apply First Aid, Crane, Dogging, EWP and Forklift are advantageous.

  • Knowledge and application of relevant statutory obligations

  • Supervisory/Management training is desirable

  • SAP & AMT experience is desirable

Applications can be submitted via:

Gold Fields is committed to achieving an inclusive workforce. We recognise that the diverse talent of our people will ultimately determine our growth, performance and success. We 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.