Engineer - Mechanical

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Work type: Max. Term Fulltime
Location: Perth
Categories: Operations

About CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM)

CPM is the company behind Sino Iron, already Australia’s largest magnetite operation, located on Western Australia’s Pilbara coast, south of Karratha.

We’re spearheading a new downstream processing industry for the nation, transforming magnetite iron ore into a high-grade, premium export product.

Sino Iron is a fully integrated operation – featuring a mine serviced by the biggest haul trucks in the world, a six-line concentrator and port terminal facilities at nearby Cape Preston. Our state-of-the-art power station and desalination plant are among the largest in the State.

We’re looking for people at the top of their game, who want to become part of Western Australia’s iron ore future.

The opportunity

We’re seeking a driven Mechanical Engineer to support our Processing (Milling) team based at Cape Preston. This position will be offered on a 2 year max term contract on an 8/6 roster, FIFO from Perth.

Reporting to the Senior Engineer - Mechanical, this role is responsible for providing high level maintenance expertise, project management and reliability / continuous improvement skills to the Concentrator area. You will work closely with the Maintenance and Production teams, providing your engineering expertise across day-to-day operations and routine / breakdown maintenance situations.

You will apply your reliability and continuous improvement skills in facilitating root cause analysis, defect elimination and maintenance optimisation (RCM) sessions. You will own a broad range of minor capital and maintenance projects. You will also assist in the operating and ongoing maintenance of all concentrator assets.  

To be successful in the role you will have:


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ maintenance engineering working knowledge and sound understanding of regulatory environment for Australian mining/heavy industry

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Solid understanding and experience working with a variety of plant processing equipment - crushers, conveyors, mills, slurry pumps, feeders, piping systems, etc.
  • Working knowledge of a CMMS – SAP preferred
  • Experience working in a scheduled work environment and able to adhere strictly to scheduled work requirements
  • Computer literacy and technical report generation skills
  • Bilingual capabilities (English - Mandarin) both written and verbal are desirable 

We’re looking for motivated team players, with good communication skills and a can-do attitude.

What we offer

  • The chance to work at an innovative, world-class project
  • Competitive salary
  • A home-away-from-home environment
  • Career progression and training

To apply

  • Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position earlier than stated
  • Please note: it is a requirement that all internal applicants advise their immediate line manager of their application.                       
  • Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position. 

As an employee of CPM you’ll be part of a culturally and gender diverse organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff.

To learn more about Sino Iron, please visit

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

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