Mechanical Mine Craft Operator

Our client, a leader in the Mining Industry are looking to recruit a number of Mechanical Mining Fitters for their mine. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive “can do” approach, be conscientious and hard working. A flexible and willing approach to working hours and deployment is absolutely essential. A continuous improvement mind set is a fundamental requirement with the focus on achievement and performance. As well as maintenance work, there will be a need to operate the underground equipment to a high standard alongside the mining and electrical operatives. The tasks on which the appointee will apply the continuous improvement tools will involve all aspects of the mine operation. These will include Professional Maintenance on all of the underground mining equipment. The post will report to a Team Leader, Shift Manager and ultimately the Mine Production Manager.


The candidate will ideally be apprentice trained with several years of engineering experience post apprenticeship. Proven experience with hydraulic equipment and fault diagnosis is essential with maintenance skills on mining / quarrying heavy mobile plant and conveyors highly desirable. Experience on mining equipment would be beneficial. HNC qualifications are desirable but are not essential. Candidates with experience of working on Mining Plant such as Komatsu / Joy Glocal, DBT and Sandvik equipment are preferred.

The position will be a 4 crew shift pattern of 8 and 10 hours duration, involving 24 hour 7 day working including bank holidays. Full co-operation with the present Banked Hour and absence cover requirements is mandatory and meeting future contractual terms is a given.

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