Field Service Technician- Mining (Diesel/Vehicle Mechanic/AutoElectrician)Balcatta, WA

Field Service Technician- Mining (Diesel/Vehicle Mechanic/AutoElectrician)Balcatta, WA

Position Partners | balcatta, WA, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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The Field Service Technician – Mining will work along with a dedicated team in supplying high quality installation and service of GPS hardware on a wide range of mining and landfill equipment. The role will require you to work in varying and challenging locations.

The role will be reporting to the Project Development Manager- Mining and is based on a  8 days on / 6 days  off roster with 12 hour shifts.

This is a  full-time permanent  role based at our  Perth Office  in  Balcatta.

The Field Service Technician-Mining will conduct HP GPS installations and Weighing System solutions and repairs on the following machines and equipment:

  • Light Trucks, Utes
  • Loaders (Komatsu, Hitachi, Liebherr, Volvo, Case)
  • Dozers (Cat, Komatsu ,Liebherr)
  • Graders (Cat, Komatsu, John Deere)
  • Excavators (Komatsu, Hitachi, Liebherr, Volvo)
  • Drill Rigs (CAT, Atlas Copco and Sandvik)
  • Dump Trucks (CAT, Komatsu , Hitachi , Bucyrus)
  • GPS / WIFI Base station install and setup
  • GPS / WIFI Repeater install and setup
  • WIFI mesh and network configurations
  • Site communication networks and radio solutions

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Proactive focus toward safety and hazard identification
  • Reading Electrical and Hydraulic schematics
  • Sourcing technical information from available reference manuals, OEM and computer- based systems.
  • Complying with drawings and instructions for new installations.
  • Complying with SWIMS / JHA’s and relevant safety procedures both onsite and in workshops
  • Installing and removing of components.
  • Conducting technical inspections and job estimations.
  • Undertaking maintenance, diagnostic and troubleshooting (repair based) activities.
  • Installation of HPGPS and FMS systems on heavy mining and landfill equipment
  • Updating software and firmware remotely and on site
  • Assisting customer sites with project creation and surveying
  • Fabrication and modification of mounting brackets
  • Undertaking administration tasks, like Pre-starts, job sheets, timesheets, client reports, Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s) etc
  • Maintain records and complete reports, paperwork and data input as required

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Ability to work within the mining sector and operate within the conditions onsite (Drug testing, Heat /Cold, Fatigue limits, remote work and adhoc rosters)
  • Ability to work away at short notice when required by clients
  • Able to do shift work (12 hrs when onsite and to a maximum of 8 days )
  • Ability to work alone and unsupervised in remote areas
  • Strong sense of ownership, be initiative and work well in a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong practical and technical experience
  • Self-motivated and professional attitude
  • Company and customer focused
  • Valid C class driver’s licence
  • HR license preferred
  • EWP and Work at Heights Qualifications preferred
  • Australian Recognised Trade Qualification preferred


  • Career development opportunities, we believe in supporting, training and developing talented employees
  • Be part of a fun & flexible work culture
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Industry leading parental leave benefits
  • Company provided Vehicle/Laptop/Phone along with great remuneration benefits
  • Autonomy within your role –  we’ve got the bull you take the horns

Position Partners  is Australia’s premier provider of positioning and machine control solutions for surveying, civil works and building activities.  With over 300 staff in 10 locations in Australia and international branches in New Zealand and Asia, no other provider matches the level of knowledge, experience, and support of this well-established company.