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Engineering & Maintenance / Maintenance

Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Fitter)
Full Time

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Owned by AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd (70% and manager) and Regis Resources Ltd (30%), Tropicana produces approximately 450,000 ounces annually. The Tropicana operation comprises a significant open pit mine with a 6 year life as well as the newly developed the Boston Shaker underground. The Boston Shaker underground has a mine life of 7 years with significant exploration upside being realised with a large brownfields drilling budget to support Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve growth creating an exciting future. Coupled with this, working at Tropicana provides the opportunity to work with a gold mining major on a stable, long life and well managed operation.

We are now seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Technician (Fitter) to join our Maintenance team at the Tropicana Gold Mine.

Accountable to the Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, this permanent role is responsible for maintaining assets to ensure maximum efficiency of equipment and high plant utilisation. This role is based at Tropicana Gold Mine on an 8/6 roster flying from either Perth or Kalgoorlie.


The main tasks of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out maintenance tasks in dry and wet plant operation as directed by Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Leading hand.
  • Maintaining  cone crushers (Raptor 900), Gyro primary crusher, HPGR crusher, conveyor systems, pumps, pipe work, ball mills, vibrating screens & feeders, cranes & hoists, cyclones and all associated tanks, launders and steelworks.
  • Carry out installation of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment.
  • Assisting in the execution of daily, weekly, monthly work plans and schedules.
  • Assist with shutdown co-ordination and execution.
  • Ensuring that all activities are effective through cross-functional liaison and teamwork in accordance with the professional standards established by the Maintenance team.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A current Mechanical Trade Qualification, either as a Fitter or Machinist.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.
  • Great problem solving skills.
  • Significant experience in the maintenance of a Gold mineral processing plant.
  • Experience working with noise, dust, elevated work areas, confined work areas, extremes of temperature, water, and slurry.
  • Demonstrate AngloGold Ashanti’s values including, safety is our first value, treating everyone with dignity and respect, valuing diversity, being accountable for your actions, respecting the environment and ensuring the community is better off for AngloGold Ashanti being there.
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-skilled workforce and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with SAP is preferable.
  • Nationally accredited Working at Heights and Confined Space certification desirable.
  • High Risk workers Licenses such as RA,RI,RB,DG,CN,WP,FL desirable.
  • Be a self-starter and have a dedicated commitment to safety, quality and teamwork.
  • Current WA Drivers Licence.
  • A National Police Clearance.
  • Existing and ongoing Permanent work rights in Australia (mandatory)


To be successful in this role you will also need to share AngloGold Ashanti’s values and its commitment to safety, wellbeing, inclusion, 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 recently 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, we also provide 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.

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

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