Leading Hand - Load & Drill

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Work type: Max. Term Fulltime
Location: Cape Preston
Categories: Management

Sino Iron is the largest magnetite mining and downstream processing operation in Australia, located 100kms 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, 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.

The Opportunity

CITIC Pacific Mining is seeking experienced Leading Hand – Load & Drill to support our HME team on a permanent 2/1 continuous shift roster (days & nights), FIFO ex Perth.

Reporting to the Supervisor – Load & Drill, this role primary focus is the supervision of tradesmen, apprentices, contractors, and service personnel.  Manage servicing, maintenance, and repair to a fleet of Caterpillar Shovels, Excavators, Drills and associated components while also conducting safety and visual inspections to maintain a safe work environment.

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Maintain legible, coherent, and accurate service records and documentation relating to parts, work in progress, backlog, and maintenance records.
  • Be familiar with and demonstrate personal and subordinate staff compliance with CPM’s safety, quality, environmental and fitness for work policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the formulation and review of job hazard analysis (JHAs) as per CPM’s procedures.
  • Liaise with operations supervisors and other crew/departmental leading hands.
  • Provide assistance to the supervisor or planner on job estimations and work orders.
  • Provide instruction, assistance and direction to all service persons, apprentices, and trainees in the performance of their duties.
  • Provide “on the job” training and supervision to apprentices and tradespersons as required.
  • Participate in safety and communication meetings (eg daily preshift and weekly toolbox mtgs)
  • Always display professional conduct whilst working for or representing the company.
  • Report all accidents/incidents and hazards to supervisor immediately, do not disturb or modify the scene until approved to do so by the registered manager.
  • Follow instructions given by the supervisor.
  • Ensure good housekeeping standards are always maintained.
  • Actively promote safe work practices.
  • Adhere to the Safety Management Plan

 Successful applicant will have:

  • A current Manual Drivers Licence is essential.
  • Previous experience in a similar role .
  • Trade Qualified with 5+ years mining experience.
  • High level of computer literacy; and
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of the team.


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 packages.
  • Career progression and industry training programs.
  • Life and salary continuance insurance.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Access to the Alliance Airlines Lounge.

The village features three gyms, a swimming pool, multi-purpose sports courts, a retail store, tavern with beer garden, dining, and recreation room.

Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi internet access to all rooms, in-house entertainment with FOXTEL and a regular schedule of entertainers including bands and sporting professional.

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. 
  • Internal applicants please note it is a requirement that you advise your immediate line manager of the application.

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

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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