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Engineering & Maintenance / Maintenance

Maintenance Technician Fitter
Full Time NEW

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Job Overview

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Located in the Laverton region, AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s Sunrise Dam is one of Western Australia’s premier gold operations.  In late 2020 a new satellite open pit was approved (Golden Delicious) which will supplement the large-scale underground operation that employs more than 650 people, and produces approximately 260,000 ounces of gold per annum. Ongoing investment in underground and regional exploration at Sunrise Dam has extended the mine life to 2031, with the opportunity for further extensions. Operating on an attractive 8/6(or variant thereof) fly-in fly-out roster, Sunrise Dam boasts excellent accommodation and facilities.

We are now seeking a Mechanical Fitter to join our Maintenance team at Sunrise Dam.

Accountable to the Superintendent Mechanical Maintenance this role joins an experienced team responsible for maintaining assets to ensure maximum efficiency of equipment and high plant utilisation. This permanent role is site based, FIFO 8/6 from Perth.


The main tasks of the role include:        

  • Carrying out maintenance tasks in the mill area as directed by Maintenance Supervisors,
  • Maintaining crushers, conveyor systems, pumps, pipe work, ball mill, concentrators, vibrating screens & feeders, cranes & hoists, cyclones and all associated tanks, launders and steelworks.  The tasks involved in maintaining this equipment will include, but not necessarily be limited to, fitting, machining, preventative maintenance checks, inspections and fabrication.
  • Carry out Mechanical Maintenance tasks on other areas including the Accommodation Village, Mine and Bore Fields.
  • Availability to work a nightshift on a roster basis to respond to any equipment breakdowns.
  • Assist with shutdown co-ordination and execution.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A current trade qualification as either a fitter and machinist or welder with proven fitting experience.
  • Experience in the maintenance of mineral processing or heavy industrial plants preferably with experience in the gold industry.
  • The ability to work with noise, dust, elevated work areas, confined work areas, extremes of temperature, water, slurry
  • The ability to work as part of a Multi-skilled Workforce
  • Computer literacy
  • Existing and ongoing permanent working rights in Australia (mandatory)
  • Current WA Drivers Licence
  • Able to work FIFO, 8/6 roster
  • You must be able to provide a COVID-19 Digital Certificate or current Immunisation History Statement showing vaccination against COVID-19 or that an exemption to vaccination has been granted and recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register


To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti’s values and its commitment to safety and the environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global mining organisation that values its employees and promotes a diverse and inclusive culture.

As well as offering a highly competitive remuneration package and a newly introduced FIFO Allowance, we offer challenging work and career development prospects and all our permanent employees (and their direct family members) are eligible for fully paid for private health cover, free annual flu vaccinations, professional memberships and paid parental leave.

We also have a number of active committees and programs that support our employees from a diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, and career development perspective.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees AngloGold Ashanti Australia requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, or to have obtained an exemption to vaccination which has been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of an exemption to vaccination granted and recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register will be required for entry to certain AngloGold Ashanti locations from 1 January 2022

AngloGold Ashanti reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time.

Recruitment Agency approaches and referrals will not be accepted for this role, all interested candidates must apply directly to be considered for any role advertised by AngloGold Ashanti Australia.

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