Belt Technician - Splicer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  perth
Job ID:  3808

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: Christmas Creek


Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine is located on the traditional lands of the Nyiyaparli people.


Roster: 7 Days, 7 Nights, 14 Days Rest. Flying out Wednesday. 


The Fixed Plant Belt technician maintenance role reports directly to the OPF Maintenance Services Supervisor and will be responsible for repairing, maintaining and improving Conveyor systems and equipment to safely deliver world class availability and reliability. This will also include but not limited to managing plant 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 plant maintenance activities with a continuous improvement and reliability philosophy

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish & maintain a Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) focused operating culture, in line with Fortescue standards
  • Carry out steel cord & fabric conveyor belt splicing and repairs.
  • Lag pulleys on site with cold vulcanized lagging in compliance with FMG work standards.
  • Apply rubber linings to pipes, spools, launders, chutes etc.
  • Conveyor system maintenance including but not limited to roller changes, roller frame change out & repairs, skirt replacement & repairs, installation of tracking devices
  • Strive to achieve continuous improvement in belt hygiene across the fixed plant process
  • Operate mechanical conveyor belt handling equipment such as winders, winches and belt stands.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and log all information into the asset management app (PDS)
  • Create subsequent work from inspections, activities and shared learnings to increase conveyor reliability
  • Shutdown area lead and Supervision of shutdown teams

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 3 Belt Splicing trade qualification or similar.
  • Knowledge and experience in computer maintenance management systems, (SAP, PDS).
  • Significant experience in a fixed plant continuous processing plant.
  • Strong understanding of both production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous processing plants.
  • Proven commitment to safety and zero harm
  • Ability to work with others to achieve objectives, team oriented.
  • Good verbal, written and computer skills.
  • Sound problem solving and analytical skills.

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.