Leading Hand Fitter - Rothsay, WA

Department Redpath Australia Pty Ltd.

Date Posted 5/11/2020

Position Type Full Time

Reference No. 0705-2588-LHF

LocationPerth, Western Australia, Australia

Application Deadline6/26/2020

About Rothsay

This is your opportunity to join the Redpath team in creating a brand new underground mine at the historic Rothsay Gold Mine. The Rothsay Gold Mine is located approximately 80km east of Perenjori WA and approximately 400kms from Perth Airport or 1 hr flight from Perth. The scope of this project includes portal development from a new boxcut, development into the orebody and mine production. Redpath will have a fleet of brand new underground equipment making it an exciting opportunity for operators and tradespeople alike.


About the role

We are seeking applications from experienced Leading Hand Diesel Fitters to work at the Rothsay Gold Mine. The position is based on a 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off roster with 12hr shifts, FIFO available from Perth or DIDO from Geraldton, local residents are encouraged to apply.

As a Leading Hand Diesel Fitter you will be responsible for supervising and leading a maintenance team, as well as conducting general mechanical work on heavy mobile and fixed plant and equipment to achieve maximum availability and efficiency.



  • Manage and allocate duties for repairs, servicing and scheduled maintenance for fitters;
  • Ensure all repairs are completed in a timely manner and to a high safety and quality standard;
  • Provide supervision and guidance for trades;
  • Assist with the mechanical work, hydraulic diagnosis and repair of faults when required
  • Complete and file administration documents daily;
  • Complete accurate daily shift reports detailing work performed.


Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working on underground hard rock mobile plant mandatory;
  • Diesel Fitter/Diesel Mechanic trade qualification;
  • Mechanical and auto electrical knowledge;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability;
  • A valid manual car drivers licence;
  • Strong fault finding skills;
  • A work ethic in keeping with Redpath's motto ’Consider it done- Safely’.



Redpath Australia is a leading Underground Mining contractor with multiple projects across Australia and work globally with over 6500 employees worldwide. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.  We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.


The accommodation facility at Rothsay is currently being constructed and will consist of 98 self-contained rooms, recreational/gym facilities, and Telstra Connectivity (including WIFI) will be available in the camp. The surface workshop facility will be first class ensuring all tradespeople can work efficiently in a well-maintained environment.


How to apply

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” prompt quoting the reference number 0705-2588-LHF.

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