Environmental Technician Experienced

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  1623

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work Location: Hedland Operations - Fortescue’s Hedland Operations are located on the traditional lands of the Kariyarra people.


Roster: 8D/6R – FIFO ex Perth


Fortescue's Environment Operations department is currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Environment Technician, working across our Pilbara operations. The role will primarily fulfil legal obligations in the areas of environmental management, in particular weed management. The position is also responsible for data management, equipment maintenance as well as assistance to the wider Environment team with implementation of environmental monitoring programs.

Key Responsibilities


  • Carry out weed control activities at various sites in a safe manner, required by environmental approvals, in accordance with approved schedules, procedures and SWIs
  • Develop and maintain control schedules (annual and weekly) to ensure compliance with relevant weed management plans. Work in accordance with the schedule
  • Complete weekly control summaries
  • Develop and review required weed control documentation
  • Document and upload accurate weed control records to GIS
  • Identify Weeds of National Significance and undertake relevant treatment
  • Ensure adequate stocks of control chemicals are available for weed control activities
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in safe, working order
  • Provide field support to environmental consultants as required
  • Assist with site environmental monitoring programs and associated data management (e.g., Surface water, Groundwater, and Air quality monitoring)
  • Undertake ad hoc feral animal control activities
  • Provide environmental incident response, review, and support

Qualifications and Experience


  • Environmental or agricultural management Certificate or Diploma
  • Backpack Spray and (AHCPMG301, AHCCHM307, AHCCHM304)
  • Experience and knowledge of weed management and control methods
  • Ability to work autonomously and safely in remote environments
  • Ability to use GPS devices and mapping software
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize effectively
  • Positive can-do attitude

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Boom-spray Units (AHCPMG302, AHCCHM404 and AHCCHM405)

Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.




Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.