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Tradesperson (Boilermaker) - WCCPP

Date: 27-Apr-2021

Location: Appin, NSW, AU, 2560

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. 


We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals. 


Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. 


We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. 


Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.





The position will be based at our West Cliff Coal Preparation Plant, Appin which is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.



The opportunity


This is a permanent full-time position.


South32 is seeking applications for an experienced Tradesperson (Boilermaker) to join the Maintenance team at West Cliff Coal Preparation Plant reporting to the WCCPP Maintenance Supervisor.


In this role you will carry out maintenance in accordance with the weekly maintenance plan, respond to breakdowns and assist with plant shutdowns ensuring standards are met for safety, performance and reliability.



About you   


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Certificate of Proficiency - Engineering - Fabrication Trade Certificate III or equivalent
  • Experience with heavy industry workshop & site-based trade work, equipment & tooling including:
    • Pipework installation, modifications & repairs
    • Structural steel fabrication & installation
    • Machinery & component installation/removal including the use of cranes or rigging equipment
    • Wear plate and wear liner fabrication & installation
    • Hot work in confined spaces & at heights
  • At least 5 years post-trade experience
  • Excellent fabrication & repair skills in both workshop and site environments
  • An overriding commitment to safety and high operating standards
  • Self-motivated, reliable and able to carry out tasks both under direction and unsupervised
  • Comfortable working at height and in confined spaces
  • Experience with computerised maintenance management systems (SAP and others) & or supervision/leading hand experience highly regarded



We would welcome applications from those who can demonstrate:


  • A good work ethic, with motivation to work in challenging and high-pressure situations;
  • A drive to exceed expectations and to constantly push for results and improvements
  • Behaviours in line with the South32 values of Care, Trust, Togetherness & Excellence.



Our culture


At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


Applications for this job will close on Wednesday 12th May, 2021.