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Mechanical Engineer


Residential – Groote Eylandt

BHP Billiton (GEMCO) is one of the world's largest manganese mining and concentrating operations, accounting for over 20% of the worlds' high-grade manganese ore production. GEMCO controls and operates all aspects of mining, processing, logistics and shipping on Groote Eylandt. 

 Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria and offers a unique lifestyle choice with a secure, family-friendly environment, and is also easily accessible to both Darwin and Cairns. GEMCO's facilities include: an excellent day-care centre, a well resourced school, swimming pool, golf course, tennis and squash courts, indoor gym, sports oval, scenic walking track and recreation club.  Residents of Groote Eylandt also have access to some of the world's most unique camping and fishing areas and are encouraged to participate in a wide range of community activities. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer. Working closely with the Senior Engineer Modifications and Small Projects you will provide technical support, design engineering and project management for the GEMCO operations.

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Complete small projects from initiation to project close out
  • Complete project initiation studies for delivery by Projects Group
  • Lead plant modification designs and installations that meet GEMCO and Australian Standards
  • Lead the mechanical change management process
  • Provide technical support to the entire GEMCO Operation from Mining, to Concentrator and Port Facilities

 To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Significant experience in Design Engineering
  • Strong knowledge of Industrial Plant (crushers, screens, pumps, conveyors etc)
  • Proven ability to learn new concepts and processes quickly
  • Demonstrated experience in working autonomously

Employment Conditions

Offered as a residential position, an attractive salary package commensurate with your qualifications and experience will apply. This will include performance based incentives, holiday travel assistance, access to additional employer-paid superannuation contributions, subsidised rent, subsidised fuel, supermarket discount, annual freight allowance and generous annual leave. This is a full-time, permanent position, working a 5 and 2 roster.

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