Supervisor - Electrical Maintenance Fixed Plant Operations

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Port Hedland
Job ID:  1827

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: Cloudbreak 

  • Fortescue’s Cloudbreak mine is located on the traditional lands of the Palyku and Nyiyaparli peoples.

7D7N14R - FIFO from Perth
The Fixed Plant Electrical Supervisor role reports directly to the OPF Electrical Maintenance Superintendent and will be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of Electricians to safely deliver world class availability and reliability. This will also include but not limited to managing plant electrical maintenance functions in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, enabling the Fixed Plant Operations to meet the present and future needs of operational requirements; and managing the electrical maintenance activities with a continuous improvement and reliability philosophy.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provide effective Supervision and Management of fixed plant maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure that a level of competent leadership within team is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure development and succession plans are implemented to achieve a desirable workplace culture.
  • Ensure current role descriptions are available for team members that set clear expectations and standards for team members.
  • Ensure that a system is in place to ensure that all Life Saving Choices, Major Hazards Program, procedures, processes and SWIs specific to OPF maintenance are complied with and understood.
  • Report and escalate incidents in a precise and timely manner
  • Establish relationships with internal and external customers and contract service providers.
  • Maintain KPI’s to provide up to date weekly monthly reporting to management and other stakeholders

Qualifications and Experience


  • Fixed Plant Electrician (Electrical Trade) qualification compliant with Australian standards (Essential)
  • WA Driver’s License (Essential) 
  • Relevant qualification(s) in frontline management, leadership. (Desirable)
  • Section 44/26 (Desirable) 
  • Minimum 7 years previous experience in a large mining operation with a minimum of 2 years as an appointed electrical supervisor
  • A proven ability to coach, mentor and train team reports
  • Experience in Planning and scheduling (Preferable)

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.