Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  482

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: Eliwana 


Fortescue’s Eliwana mine is located on the traditional lands of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama people, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 90 kilometres west of Tom Price. With Solomon mine, Eliwana forms Fortescue’s Western Hub providing a standalone and complimentary product with Fortescue’s Chichester Hub.


 Roster:  7 days, 7 nights, 14 off – FIFO ex. Perth and Busselton


The Role:


You will be required to carry out the safe execution of scheduled maintenance and repair to a range of large-scale mining equipment supporting Fortescue's mining operations with particular focus on safety, quality, and efficiency.


Our lifestyle roster means that you can balance your work and family life. At Fortescue, we value Family, and we will support you so that you can show up for both your Fortescue family and family at home.


 Fortescue recently unveiled its roadmap to becoming the world’s first heavy industry company to go green by 2030, aiming to eliminate fossil fuel use and achieve real zero emissions (scope 1 and 2) across our iron ore operations. Eliwana will be the first operation in Fortescue and the world to shift to green iron operations.

Key Responsibilities


  • Maintenance of large-Scale Mobile Mining Equipment.
  • Willingness to learn new disciplines and skills to ensure the incoming Green Fleet transition has a Maintenance team with a ‘Never Ever Give Up’ attitude and capability to grow with new technology 
  • Diagnostics & fault finding
  • Workshop and pit duties as required
  • Work in conjunction with all mobile maintenance teams to achieve 100% schedule compliance
  • Ensure FMG and site operations procedures and policies are followed
  • Adapting to new technologies 

Qualifications and Experience


  • Australian recognised Trade Certificate 
  • Previous experience working in Mining
  • Mobile plant experience is essential with Electric HME experience and exposure desirable
  • High regard for safety
  • HR Drivers Licence 


What we offer:


  • Annual Bonus
  • Excellent Village facilities
  • Employee benefits including salary sacrifice share plan.
  • Eligible for Qantas Frequent Flyer points and status credits for every flight
  • Innovation oriented culture 



Fortescue is undertaking a large paradigm shift to becoming a global Green Energy and Iron Ore provider. This change will mean that all areas of our Mining operations have been targeted to run and operate on renewable energy /alternate sources to remove carbon emissions from our core business by 2030. We will adopt new technology and operational methods across all areas Mining SME/HME. The reference to Green Fleet is a part of that change.

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.