Heavy Diesel Maintenance Technician


Posted on:  19th Feb 2024


At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world. 

As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives. 

Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy. 


Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails, magnificent jarrah forests and the food and wine heartland of the South-West and Peel Regions of Western Australia.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future and is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500+ workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer. 


  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements and industry leading parental leave and family care policy


This role is a Permanent position that is DIDO daily, from our Boddington Bauxite Mine, which is located a short drive from the community of Boddington (10 minutes), Pinjarra (50 minutes) and the City of Mandurah (1 hour).

As the Heavy Diesel Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for maintenance work on equipment as per SAP processes, Maintenance schedules and work instructions as directed by the Supervisor Maintenance, always with safety in mind.

Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Demonstrate commitment and conformance to safe work practices and procedures
  • Ensure compliance to the SAP process for work execution and capture related transactional data into the SAP system
  • Execute work orders as per schedule and relevant work instructions as directed by the supervisor maintenance or superintendent maintenance
  • Provide input into root cause analysis and subsequent resolution of issues affecting equipment reliability


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:  

  • At least 12 months exposure on performing preventative maintenance and/or major component change outs on caterpillar, Komatsu or Hitachi SME
  • Experience using CAT, SIS and ET systems

Qualifications for this position are:  

  • Successful completion of a Heavy Equipment Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship and holds a nationally recognized trade certification
  • Current C class driver’s license
  • Desirable: HR Class Driver’s License, High Risk Work License for forklift, High risk Elevated work platform, High Risk Dogman License, Overhead Crane, High Risk Basic rigging

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

The job advert will close on 4th March 2024

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