Fixed Plant Mechanical Tech

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  South Hedland
Job ID:  1702

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


Fixed Plant Mechanical Technician


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


Roster: 8D/6R/7N/7R – Residential Only


This role is based at our Herb Elliot Port facility and is part of our weekly maintenance shift team. A typical day in this role would consist of a heavy base of preventative, predictive and repair work with breakdown maintenance included. 

Key Responsibilities


  • High quality safety and continuous improvement practices
  • Completing preventative maintenance to minimize machine downtime and utilize Standard Work Instructions
  • Diagnosing and fault finding of dust suppression equipment
  • Liaise with stores/warehouse to order and collect spare parts as required
  • Use SAP to raise notifications, close out work orders, time confirmations and cause codes
  • Acting on any hazards found to ensure a safe place of work is maintained

Qualifications and Experience


  • Cert 3 Fixed Plant Mechanical Engineering Trade or equivalent 
  • Hydraulic experience (preferred) 
  • Ability to use SAP systems confidently
  • A strong diagnostic skill set
  • Ability to support Supervisor in daily duties would be desirable but we strongly encourage applicants new to the trade to apply
  • Ability to obtain a MSIC identification card 
  • Current high risk work licence

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.