Solomon Power Stn Mechanical Exp

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Port Hedland
Job ID:  4557

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


Solomon Power Station Mechanical 


Work Location: 


Fortescue’s Solomon mine is located on the traditional lands of the Eastern Guruma and Yindjibarndi peoples.



8D6R, 8D6R, 7N7R – FIFO ex Perth


At Fortescue we are in the process of transforming our energy assets to achieve our climate change targets of zero emissions by 2030. The Solomon Power Station is comprised of 14 x medium speed gas reciprocating gensets from Bergen Engines, 2x GE LM6000F Gas Turbine Engines and 4 x Solar Titan 130 dual fuel Gas Turbine Engines for a total generation capacity of 281MW and their associated balance of plant. The Kangi Village standby Power Station is comprised of 6 x KTA50 Cummins powered generators for a total of 6MW of standby generation.


Reporting to the Mechanical Supervisor Energy Operations you will join a technically disciplined team and demonstrate an ability to deliver against a wide variety of Mechanical activities which is essential to our teams success.


This role is suited to candidates with operations and maintenance experience of GE LM Gas Turbines or Solar Turbines & Balance of Plant.

Key Responsibilities



  • Execute routine and major mechanical maintenance actives across all power generation assets in accordance with the maintenance plan.
  • Operate and maintain gas/diesel reciprocating engines and electrical power generation equipment.
  • Operate and maintain all mechanical balance of plant equipment.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in a safe manner, weekly plans are adhered and that daily tasks do not affect the supply of power to the business.
  • Ensure statutory compliance is adhered too. In relation to classified plant, gas fitting works and the environment.
  • Compliance to SAP maintenance strategies, plan work and avoid reactive maintenance. 

Qualifications and Experience


  • A Mechanical trade qualification
  • Experience in operations and maintenance of Gas/ Diesel Reciprocating Engines & Balance of Plant
  • Experience working in the power generation industry.
  • A current "C Class" WA Manual Driver’s License
  • Experience and an understanding of Work Management Processes & Practices.
  • Experience with SAP at Tradesperson Level (desirable)
  • Experience in operations and maintenance of LM6000 Gas Turbines & Balance of Plant (desirable) 
  • Experience in operations and maintenance of Solar Gas Turbines & Balance of Plant (desirable) 
  • Experience with routine servicing of gas systems for Type B gas appliances (Desirable)
  • Supervised Gas Fitter Qualification (Desirable)

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.