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Mechanical Tradesperson


Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time


About us

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

About the role

This is a permanent full-time opportunity for a suitably experienced Mechanical Tradesperson based at our Appin operations.

This role will support our team across the surface and underground across our Appin locations and shifts.

Key accountabilities

  • Execute work activities according to the daily plan
  • Work with physical assets, plant and equipment as defined by the Operation’s standards and operating procedures
  • Adhere to defined standard procedures and apply safe work practices
  • Assist to develop and enhance work practices and procedures
  • Follow defect management processes to ensure equipment is maintained in a safe and fit for purpose state
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all incidents and hazards

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • Mechanical Trade Certificate
  • Hydraulics 1 & 2 Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • First Aid Certificate

Desired skills:

  • Experience working at an underground coal operation
  • Dogging Licence
  • Generic Underground Coal Induction including training in self escape and CABA
  • High Voltage Switching and Confined Space qualifications

We would welcome applications from those who can demonstrate:

  • A good work ethic, with motivation to work in challenging situations
  • A drive to exceed expectations and constantly push for results and improvements
  • Behaviours in line with the South32 values of Care, Trust, Togetherness & Excellence


This position will be at the Appin mine which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.

About Illawarra Metallurgical Coal

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered, and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Applications for this job will close on Thursday 2nd February 2023.