Operator Maintainer Technician

Apply now Job no: 498741LC*
Work type: Permanent Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Trades

Sino Iron is the largest magnetite mining and downstream processing operation in Australia, located 100km Southwest of Karratha in the mining hub of the Pilbara.

Our fully integrated operation features an open pit mine serviced by the biggest haul trucks in the world!

The opportunity

We’re seeking a driven and experienced Power Station Operator for our 480MW Power Station at our Cape Preston Operations.  This is your chance to be part of something new and exciting in the Pilbara.  This role will be on a permanent basis, 2/1 FIFO day shift roster FIFO from Perth to Cape Preston.

Reporting to the Supervisor – O&M, in this role you’ll be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Power Station and to coincide with the requirements of the site as well as the statutory requirements and CPM’s policies and procedures.

You will perform preventative and breakdown maintenance. Seek improvements and initiate technical fault finding for the electrical power generation, distribution and transmission systems and processes to ensure delivery of consistent electrical power and ensuring the safe operation of our power station equipment and systems. You will be a self-starter, someone who enjoys a challenge, must have great communication skills and have a good understanding of computer-based control systems.

To be successful in the role you must have the following qualifications:

  • It is essential that you have at least 3 years power network operations and maintenance experience.
  • Candidates with trade qualifications (Electrical) will be looked upon most favourably,
  • Candidates with trade qualifications (preferably Steam Turbine Ticket and Boiler Intermediate Ticket) will be desirable also, as will candidates has experience to run the Steam Turbine and Boiler / HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator).
  • Experience in power equipment operations, maintenance and testing. Including sound knowledge of in operational and isolation procedures
  • Sound understanding of power system protection equipment and its operation.
  • SAP Maintenance Management System experience is desirable.
  • A current WA Manual Drivers licence is an essential requirement

In addition you will perform maintenance, improvements and technical fault finding.

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


As an employee of CPM, we offer a range of benefits including leave benefits, personal and family benefits, education and training, salary sacrifice options, and lifestyle benefits through preferred suppliers.

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Career progression and industry training programs
  • Life and salary continuance insurance
  • Salary packaging options

To Apply

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position earlier than stated. Candidates represented by agencies will not be considered for this position. 

As an employee of CPM, you will be part of a culturally and gender diverse organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff. Internal applicants please note it is a requirement that you advise your immediate line manager of the application.

About CITIC Pacific Mining

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

Our operations provide career opportunities on a global scale. Being an employee at CITIC Pacific Mining (CPM) will enable you to take advantage of the multiple divisions of the group. CITIC Group, a majority shareholder of CPM, has more than 30,000 employees worldwide and is always looking for talented and exceptional people.   

Within CPM, everyone can develop their skills and knowledge, progress in the business and be recognised and rewarded for their contribution. We encourage our people to take the opportunities that are provided to reach their full potential - so they can achieve the best results for themselves, each other, and for CPM.

To learn more about Sino Iron, please visit www.citicpacificmining.com



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