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Mechanician - Machine Control & Guidance


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Source: uWorkin


  • MCG, Heavy Diesel or Auto Electrical Trade with Training and Development Provided
  • Incredible career progression opportunities
  • FIFO Opportunity - excellent remuneration

WesTrac is looking at another hugely successful year with major projects kicking off and awarded. As a result of this recent growth, we have a Permanent opportunity for a Mechanician within the Machine Control and Guidance Technology Mining domain.

Reporting to the Contracts Manager - Gudai Darri, the Mechanician is responsible for the diagnosis, calibration, commissioning and ongoing support of the Minestar range of systems on Caterpillar (CAT) and other Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) machines in accordance with manufacturer standards, customer requirements and WesTrac’s core SPARC values and Life Saving Commitments. The Mechanician is also responsible for the ongoing advanced diagnostics and continuous improvements of base machine mechanical/electrical maintenance for all Caterpillar (CAT) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) machines fitted with Caterpillar Technology, where base machine interface impacts the operation of the Technology equipment.

The successful candidate with be a natural leader with excellent report writing skills and be very IT competent (use of MS Excel). You will have provided standards-based quality workmanship across hardware, electrical and mechanical works. Ideally you will have had extensive experience with Minestar / Fleet Management Systems.

This will be a FIFO Roster, 8 days on 6 off, 7 nights on 7 off, 12 hours per day.

To be successful the following is required

  • It is Essential to either have a HD mechanical, Auto Electrical Trade Certificate or 2 years MCG expertise on Minestar system, coupled with a minimum 3 years’ experience in an Auto Electronic / Communications / Electronics Technician / Mechanical Fitter role
  • Advanced diagnostics skills in hydraulic, pneumatic and heavy-diesel systems, AND/OR Advanced experience in Machine Control & Guidance.
  • Team Leadership and excellent report writing skills.
  • Prior experience utilising Technology products or similar Fleet Management Systems (Desirable)
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to build and maintain successful working relationships.
  • Understands and drives Continuous Improvement initiatives across all aspects of the role. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated windows-based IT systems knowledge and understanding of communications and networking principles.
  • Knowledge and experience in Surveying, Geomatics or a related field highly regarded. (Desirable)
  • Ability to read and interpret electronic schematics and Technical Specifications.
  • Ability to complete technical and administrative documentation to a high standard (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience in Minestar hardware and software installations, configurations, and troubleshooting (Desirable)
  • Previous experience in a mining environment. (Essential)

What we offer:
  • Supportive work environment and career progression opportunities
  • Income protection Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discounted CAT products
  • Partner Discount network
  • Further education assistance
  • Salary sacrificing options i.e. airline memberships, motor vehicle etc.
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Refer a friend program – work alongside your mates and receive $1000 for each successful referral

If you are interested in joining a progressive company with significant growth, click the ‘Apply’ button today!

WesTrac Pty Ltd is committed to achieving a diverse and engaged workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island candidates.

Advertised: 01 Apr 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 28 May 2021 W. Australia Standard Time