Mining Technology Technician - QCoal Northern Hub

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - QLD Bowen Basin
Mining Maintenance, Thiess
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About the role

As the Mining Technology Technician, looking after our Fleet Management Systems (FMS), your primary responsibilities will be to install and maintain hardware and Wi-Fi/networks for the fleet management and machine guidance systems located at Thiess’ QCoal Northern Hub Project. 

The QCoal Northern Hub is situated in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, about 6km south of CollinsvilleYou may also be required to assist at other Thiess APAC operations.

The successful Applicant will work a 7/7 roster, day shifts only.

Key Role Requirements:

  • Running data, power, radio and GPS antenna cables through bulkhead, panels and access both inside and outside production equipment compartments on heavy mining machinery
  • Provide high-quality installations including mountings, wiring and testing of equipment
  • Perform basic configuration of 802.11b/g wireless networks
  • Investigate and resolve faults on Wi-Fi and network systems
  • Investigate and resolve faults, and carry out preventative maintenance routines on FMS and machine guidance systems fitted onto Excavators, Dozers, Drills, Trucks, Graders and Light Vehicles
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Technology Operations Group to serve as primary contact for support and enhancements
  • Provide technical leadership in area of expertise, cross skilling site-based project team members to ensure installed fleet meets required availability targets
  • Ensure all activities are completed in a safe manner

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Systems or a technology related field, for example, Engineering, Radio Communications or Auto Electrician
  • Substantial experience installing and maintaining FMS and Machine Guidance systems
  • Ability to install and support complex IT systems in the field
  • Hands-on hardware and software systems level troubleshooting is essential
  • Experience maintaining communications infrastructure (wireless networks, microwave, etc.)
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • C Class driver’s licence is mandatory for this role

About us

We partner with our clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures. Our team uses that insight to optimise solutions for each project and create lasting value for our clients and the communities we live and work in.

We recognise the value of an inclusive and diverse workplace through our vision of everyone matters always. We’re focused on creating an inclusive environment to allow our people to bring their best self to work because they feel safe, included and empowered. 

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