Downer Mining provides open cut mining services at Karara mine, including drilling, blasting, loading, haulage and stockpile rehandle. The operation is a conventional pit with a 30Mtpa mining rate. The Karara pit will feed the client-run processing plant, which will produce 8Mtpa of magnetite concentrate. The concentrate will be transported by rail to Geraldton for shipment.

We are currently seeking experienced Drill Fitters to join the team at Karara.  Key responsibilities include repairs and maintenance of heavy duty machinery, and the preparation of relevant reports and documentation.

ABOUT YOU                                                            

  • Relevant Mechanical Diesel Trade certificate
  • Experience in servicing CAT MD6540 & MD6420 (Terex SKL, SKSS) Sandvik DR580 (Cubex) & Atlas Copco D65 Drill Rigs will be highly regarded
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining and servicing large scale earthmoving equipment in a mining situation is essential
  • Strong team player and solid communication skills
  • Drive, enthusiasm and a passion to be the best in all that you do.


  • An excellent remuneration package
  • An outstanding 2/1 FIFO roster to maintain your work/life balance
  • An overriding commitment to zero harm
  • A Supportive work environment with professional development opportunities

Located 40 minutes from Perth by plane, this project offers a 2:1 FIFO roster from Perth and DIDO from Geraldton. The site has a new camp offering modern ensuited rooms, with the latest modern amenities including sporting & recreational facilities.

To be considered for this role please select only one of the following options to apply, click on the apply link below or visit or alternatively call Mary-Jane Heaney, Recruitment Advisor on 08 62129620

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