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Heavy Diesel Mechanic - Maramarua 10256

About Us:

Bathurst Resources is New Zealand’s largest specialist coal mine company. We produced over 2.2 million tonnes of coal each year and proudly employ over 550 people.  About 80 percent of our production is used for steel making of which one third is used by a local Kiwi steel mill. Our high-quality, thermal-grade coals fuels are used to help drive the engines of many iconic South Island food and dairy businesses.

Our Maramarua Mine is an opencast mine which produces a low-ash, low sulphur thermal coal for the domestic market. We are located in the Waikato region 20km south of the Bombay’s (Auckland) or 50km from Thames (Coromandel) – you get to choose if you want the city life or the coast life.

Be Safe – Be Accountable – Be a Team – Be Real

We can offer you:

  • Between $45.66/hr and $-51.37 gross per hour depending on experience/skills
  • Commitment to providing a safe working environment
  • Excellent team environment
  • A company that lives by its core values

About You:

You love a laugh! You are a hard worker, love machines, getting your hands dirty and problem solving. Is that you? Keep reading…

You’ll bring professional skills and experience, providing maintenance services to mobile plant machinery. You have a can-do attitude and engage a team approach to get the job done.  You’re flexible and happy to support other tasks when necessary, including assisting with the servicing of the wider mobile plant. You’re committed to meeting targets and maintaining high quality, professional services.

You will understand the importance of completing any required safety duties such as job inspections, task planning, and others as required and it’ll be second nature for you to comply with all relevant Health & Safety systems, procedures, and policies. You have an upstanding health and safety history of your own.

The Role:

This is a permanent, full-time position, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor. The Heavy Diesel Mechanic role is involved in scheduled & unscheduled maintenance and repairs of a fleet of CAT haulage trucks, utility vehicles, load shifting equipment. The roster is a 6/5 rotating days/afternoon shift. Some of the tasks are:

  • Repair and maintain the hydraulic components of large mining equipment
  • Diagnose, overhaul, repair, tune, maintain and test diesel powered heavy equipment including trucks, dozers, and other earth moving equipment
  • Communicate any safety or maintenance issues to the supervisor

Skills & Requirements

  • Trade qualification in Heavy plant AUS/NZ Recognised Trade Certificate
  • Experience in OEM mobile plant –
    • CAT Haul trucks 740, 777
    • Water cart CAT 773
    • CAT D6 D8 D9 Dozers
    • CAT 16M Grader
    • CAT 966, 980 Loaders
  • Komatsu, CAT, Hitachi, Volvo excavators (PC1800, 1900, 1250, 336, EC750)
  • Outstanding troubleshooting / diagnostic skills
  • Ability to read schematics
  • Previous experience conducting component change-outs / breakdowns and fault finding
  • Valid and relevant Driver's Licences
  • Sourcing technical information from available reference manuals, OEM, and computer- based systems
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Be a team player
  • 100% commitment to safety, quality, and best practice at all times. 

Culture & Benefits: 

  • Market leading pay
  • Tool allowance
  • Travel allowance (if applicable)
  • Health and life insurance
  • Bathurst commitment to H&S and Zero Harm runs deep, and through everything we do
  • Your development opportunities are supported from day one, with an eye on supporting the next steps in your career

This is a residential-based role. Candidates will be required to live locally or be willing to relocate.  Relocation support is offered to the right candidate.

How to apply:

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please CLICK HERE

Please note successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We will begin shortlisting for the role as we receive applications and may choose a successful candidate prior to the close date. Advertising will run for 30 days or less if the role is filled prior.