Engineer - Mechanical

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Work type: Permanent Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Professional

The opportunity

We’re seeking a driven Engineer - Mechanical to support our Port Operations team.

This is a permanent full-time position, on an 8/6 roster, FIFO from Perth to our aerodrome at Cape Preston.

Reporting to the Superintendent – Planning & Reliability, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for supporting the maintenance team in a technical capacity. The role covers both land and marine based assets.

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the identification of areas of improvement, the initiation of improvement project and the implementation/coordination of projects generally aligned with equipment performance and reliability. 


In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Applying diagnostic expertise to identify sources of reliability problems and recommendations to rectify.
  • Engineering design compliance with relevant Australian standards/marine regulations
  • Coordinating with relevant departments to implement action plans.
  • Participating in audits and inspections.
  • Identifying compliance to company procedures during field work and record observations.
  • Identifying items of equipment that may be required, obtaining quotes and provide to management for approval.
  • Engineering planning, supervising, and managing improvement projects
  • Root Cause investigation and analysis and improvement implementation
  • Asset Maintenance Strategy development and improvement 
  • Project Engineering site support and liaison – interfacing with Maintenance teams
  • Engineering and Improvement Business case development and budgeting 
  • Managing external contractors from engagement through to invoicing within company policy and guidelines 
  • Ensuring project and maintenance compliance with responsibilities of Mines Safety Inspection Act and Regulations and License to operate conditions – Including S44 responsibilities.  This should also extend to maritime regulations (SOLAS, MARPOL, DNV/Class, AMSA) as required.
  • Reliability and process improvement identification, development, and implementation, driving a continuous improvement culture within CPPC


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical Engineering is an essential requirement
  • AutoCAD & Finite element analysis experience preferable
  • A current WA Manual Drivers licence is an essential requirement

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


About Cape Preston Port Company (CPPC)

CPPC is the company that provides port and marine services to Sino Iron, Australia’s largest magnetite operation. Cape Preston Port is the first greenfield port to be built in the Pilbara in more than 40 years.

The CPPC offers a sea change lifestyle, with our shallow, purpose-built facility located on the spectacular Pilbara coastline in Western Australia’s north, some 67km west-south-west of Karratha.

Our transhipment method is a first for WA - we have 12 outer anchorages and five inner anchorages, which necessitate the cargo being transhipped to Cape and Mini Cape vessels.

Our stockyard feeding the product to the port has a total capacity of up to 1.2 million tonnes per year – its two mobile rail-mounted stackers have a capacity of 4,000 tonnes per hour each, and automated rail-mounted reclaimers scoop at a rate of 7,000-8,000 tonnes per hour.

At the breakwater, the magnetite concentrate is loaded onto barges or Transhipment Vessels (TSVs), before they’re towed offshore for the Transhipper to reclaim the product and load the larger Ocean Going Vessels (OGVs).

Our port regularly loads OGVs with 100 thousand tonnes per day.

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


To learn more about Cape Preston Port Company, please visit

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