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Mechanical Tradesperson Fitter

About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Tradesperson - Mechanical to join our Iron Baron – Maintenance Team.  The position reports to the Maintenance Superintendent, working on an attractive even time 4 on, 2 off, 3 on, 5 off roster. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Performing planned preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure the condition and productive capacity of the Plant meets production targets
  • Using your fault finding ability, troubleshooting and rectifying plant problems
  • Working in a safe, professional, and timely manner, following all SIMEC Mining’s standards and procedures
  • Performing all work to a high-quality standard.

About your experience

To be successful in the role you will be a self-starter with the drive to complete any task you are given.  This role will challenge and reward you; it will see you work in a strong team with a focus on safety performance and maintaining a reliable plant. 

Requirements for the role:

  • Must hold a current Fitter Trade Certificate
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Previous experience in similar roles in heavy industry or manufacturing experience would be desirable
  • Forklift, EWP, Dogging, Working at Heights, and Confined Space tickets are desirable
  • Experience with conveyor belts, bearings, gear boxes, large rotating equipment, lubrication, alignment and fitting would be advantageous.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet plant production targets.

About our team

SIMEC Mining, a member of GFG Alliance, has operations in SA and NSW. Our Iron Ore mining operations in South Australia’s Middleback Ranges, south west of Whyalla, consist of three primary mine sites: Iron Baron, Iron Knob and the South Middleback Ranges. Our Tahmoor Colliery in New South Wales, is an underground longwall coal mine with an associated coal preparation plant, producing high quality coking coal for global markets. Administration functions and ore pelletising and port facilities are located within the city limits of Whyalla, with corporate functions based in Adelaide and Sydney. 

The Iron Ore business is on an exciting trajectory to expand our mining and processing operations with significant investment over the next three years. Our operations in Tahmoor NSW produce metallurgical coal for the steel making process where the business is currently investing to expand and extend the life of the operations.

About Whyalla
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla has over 100 sports codes and activities ranging from wind surfing and kite boarding, paddle boarding and kayaking, sailing, and diving, through to a thriving team sport community.

Whyalla is the region’s biggest city for retail shopping and offers a range of health care services through the local hospital, well equipped medical centres and three modern pharmacies. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities, most notable is the non-Adelaide based university campus in South Australia. Students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.

To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit


Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.


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