Job Details
  • Reference377466A_1626321013
  • LocationEast Pilbara, Western Australia
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted18 days ago
  • ConsultantNaomi Byrne

Senior Mechanical Engineer - FMG - Cloudbreak

WA Resources Giant | Newly Created Role
Highly competitive Day Rate | Site Role | Roster 8:6
Immediate start | 6Month Contract + Possible Extension to Full-time

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resource solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in our people and our clients. For over fifty years Chandler Macleod has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding talent.
We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from females, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons.
Chandler Macleod are very proud to be supporting Fortescue Metals Group with sourcing an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with a strong processing background for ore body characterisation and process optimisation their Cloudbreak site.
The role of the Senior Mechanical Engineer is to provide technical support using initiatives and applying engineering techniques, data analysis, improvement projects and defect elimination for the operational Ore Processing Facility - Cloudbreak. Your role is to also lead a small team of mechanical engineers to manage their day to day work and provide ad hoc supervision to the condition monitoring/lubrication team/department superintendent.


Key accountabilities will include:

  • Maintain focus on team objectives and provide technical/problem solving guidance to engineers
  • Provide ad hoc engineering and reliability superintendent coverage for weekends
  • Performance manage delegates and promote good team culture
  • Liaison with relevant departments to provide technical solutions
  • Manage the development and execution of operational and capital projects
  • Complete Root Cause Analysis for plant downtime events
  • Ensure correct application of Health & Safety standards including Change Management
  • Monitor quality assurance of critical processes
  • Achieve targets set for defined sections of area budgets


Qualifications and skills required:

  • Minimum 5+ years fixed plant experience in an engineering and/or projects role
  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining experience in hard rock applications
  • Prior experience with vibrating screens, centrifugal slurry pumps, conveyors and chutes.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and analytical focus
  • Excellent problem solving skills and continual improvement focus
  • Knowledge of relevant Mines legislations and regulations
  • Knowledge of computer management systems, including SAP
  • Great communication skill
  • Planning, organisational, budgeting, scheduling and coordination skills


You will proactively demonstrate your commitment to safety by using your experience and judgement to ensure you, and your crew, operate in a safe working manner at all times. Your ability to set good examples of work ethic and integrity, together with your positive mindset in dealing with work and people, will be highly regarded.


Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate professionalism, reliability and medical fitness.


If you feel you have the required skills and are looking to join a professional team, please apply online now with an up-to-date resume highlighting your relevant experience.