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Communications Technician
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Communications Technician
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations across Western Australia, Northern Territory and Alaska. With unparalleled pathways for advancement and avenues for personal growth, we stand as Australia’s premier gold employer. Your journey starts here.


At Northern Star, we live by our STARR Core Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results. These Values are not just words on paper; they are the cornerstone of our Company culture and guide everything we do. You will play a pivotal role in upholding these Values and contributing to our collective success.


Position: Communications Technician


Work Location: Thunderbox Operations – located in the highly prospective Yandal Belt and the Agnew-Wiluna Belt in the North Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia


Roster: 8 days on, 6 days off – FIFO ex Perth or Busselton


Here’s what awaits you:


  • Implement minor software/hardware/graphic interface changes as directed in accordance with site operating procedures, tools and methodologies.
  • Assist with commissioning and start-up of new installations.
  • Provide support to continuous improvement projects within the Mining Department.
  • Assist in the development of operational and functional procedures related to systems.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need:



  • 2+ years relevant experience in the mining industry, underground communications experience highly regarded.
  • Experience with mining communication hardware and software applications, including but not limited to Motorola VHF Digital Radio Systems, UG Leaky Feeder, Sandvik Automine, Personnel and Equipment Tracking and Proximity Systems, PLC Programming, SM and MM Fiber Optic Installation, Splicing, Commissioning and Fault Finding, CITECT SCADA Telemetry, Wireless and Fixed Network Infrastructure. 


  • Cert III in Electronics and Communications or equivalent.
  • Restricted Electrical Licence and Registered Cabler License (endorsed Co-axial, Fibre and structured cabling) will be highly regarded. We will provide training if not already licensed.
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence.

Passion for Growth:

  • Ability to hold themselves and other accountable to their roles and responsibilities.
  • Safety focused mindset with flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work cross-function and maintain strong stakeholder relationships.

Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • 5 weeks annual leave for site-based employees.
  • Employee Share Plan programs.
  • Gold standard parental leave policy.
  • GoldSTARR rewards program – cash savings for everyday expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Salary continuance (income protection) insurance from commencement.
  • Salary sacrificing benefits, including novated leasing and remote area living benefit options.


Candidates must meet our pre-employment criteria which includes a medical, drug and alcohol screening, relevant right to work and valid Australian national police clearance. Northern Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.


Ready for a change? E-mail your CV to Kevin Nguyen at knguyen@nsrltd.com OR click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.