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Rotowaro Mine - Heavy Diesel Mechanic

About Us

Bathurst Resources is New Zealand’s largest specialist coal company. We produce over 2.2 million tonnes of coal each year and proudly employ over 550 people.  Our Rotowaro mine, located 10km west of Huntly is set to increase production and we are looking for Heavy Diesel Mechanics/Fitters to join the team.

The Role

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Heavy Plant Mechanic/Fitter, supported by a team of mechanics/fitters, is responsible for conducting planned and unplanned maintenance of mobile and fixed plant machinery in accordance with the operating plan and daily operational needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to expand their skill base and is looking for a change. Being part of a small dynamic team, you will be responsible for repairing, servicing of all mobile and fixed plant, as well as maintaining our light vehicle fleet. Training will be provided

You will also assist fixed and mobile plant service activities to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety in Employment Act and any other relevant legislation as well as in compliance with company procedures to ensure that equipment failure and downtime is kept to a minimum.

Day to Day Duties

  • Responsible for planned/unplanned maintenance of mobile and fixed plant machinery
  • Assisting with the maintenance and servicing of a small Light Vehicle fleet
  • Ensuring that targets are met and quality is maintained.

Skills & Requirements

  • Trades qualification in Diesel or Mechanical Engineering (Would consider applicants with other automotive qualifications and or practical experience in a related trade)
  • Experience working on heavy diesel plant and mobile plant equipment
  • Experience working on hydraulic machinery would be advantageous
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • A strong commitment to Health and Safety

Benefits & Culture

  • Market leading pay
  • Health and life insurance
  • An uncompromised commitment to H&S and Zero Harm
  • Ability and support to progress within the business

This is a residential based role. Candidates will be required to live locally or be willing to relocate.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position please email a copy of your resume including a cover letter to careers@bathurstresources.co.nz.  

Please note successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing and a pre-employment medical.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.