Apprentice HD Mobile Mechanic

Job Type:Full Time
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South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.

The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great company, develop and learn the trade of an HD Mobile Plant Mechanic whilst working on heavy mobile mining equipment and plant such as but not limited to Trucks, Dozers, Loaders, Diggers, Graders, Drill Rigs and LV vehicles.

Under the guidance of qualified tradespeople and reporting to the Apprentice Supervisor and Site Supervisor, you will learn and execute maintenance work as required during the course of your 4-year apprenticeship. During this time, you will also be required to attend all scheduled TAFE training.

This role will be based at our Boddington Bauxite Mine which is located approximately 130km south east of Perth where our employees can choose to live in Boddington or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable lifestyle. The Boddington Township gives its residents the dual advantage of a rural setting while only 90 minutes’ drive from the city of Perth.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a keen interest in the mining industry and Heavy Mobile Plant and Equipment.

Candidates will need to:

  • Have completed or be completing year 12
  • Have completed or be completing a pre-apprenticeship or Cert II with regards to Mobile Plant or Engineering
  • Live within 1hrs commute of site
  • Have a valid drivers licence

Our benefits

  • Working a continuous shift roster, which includes days and nights
  • Competitive salaries
  • The chance to join a great company that provides first class learning opportunities

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.

When applying, please ensure you attach the following details:

  • Resume
  • Copy of Pre-apprenticeship certificate
  • School reports where applicable
  • Any tickets, licences or relevant qualifications that relate to this role

Applications close: 1st September 2019