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Underground Electrician


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  • Opportunities to gain international experience
  • A permanent position, with generous salary packages
  • Fly in from any capital city in the world

Barminco is one of the world's largest, hard rock mining companies with over three decades of experience. We are currently developing over 120 kilometres per year, and mining above 10 million tonnes on our multi-million-dollar fleet of underground mining equipment. With new projects forecasted, this will see Barminco and AUMS grow to over 4,300 employees in 2021.

Our track record of contract extensions and renewals demonstrates the strength of our relationships with our clients and our ability to create enduring value for them. The average tenure of our existing contracts is ten years and growing. We embed a core group of the very best mining leaders and professionals from around the world at every project, then recruit and train local staff in every country who will become the operators and leaders of tomorrow. To date, we have trained over 20,000 Africans and developed over 100 African expatriates.

In line with Barminco's forecasted growth, we are seeking applications from experienced Underground Electricians to join us in our East African Operations.

The ideal candidate will come with the following experience & knowledge;

  • Be conversant with Australian AS NZS 3000-2000 electrical installations - AS NZS 3008.1.1 -1998selection of cables - AS NZS 3017 - 2001 testing & inspection guidelines
  • Possess a current Australian electrical licence - unrestricted
  • Have completed a high voltage switching course
  • Have experience with Flygt pump repairs & maintenance - oversee rebuilds of pumps to maintain spare pumps for immediate use
  • High voltage installations & testing- including inline joins, 11kv plug terminations

This position is a hands-on role and responsible in ensuring the effective transfer of skills and knowledge to National electrical personnel in HV preventative, scheduled and breakdown maintenance at the mine site, with all work performed in a safe and efficient manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out scheduled (1000v, 11kv and 33kv) electrical servicing in a safe manner and in accordance with procedures, regulations and the service sheet;
  • Carry out all repairs in accordance with AUMS procedures;
  • Complete all service sheets and document additional repairs completed during servicing;
  • Maintain a high level of housekeeping in the workshop and working areas at all times;
  • Read and interpret service and spare parts manuals;
  • Advise the electrical workshop supervisors of parts used and any additional part requirements;
  • Train and mentor National electrical personnel to support a constructive team environment;
  • Report all equipment faults to the Electrical Foreman for scheduling into the weekly electrical maintenance plan.
  • Monitor shift reports - schedule any outstanding work from the previous shift
  • Monitor the availability of tools & test instruments given to the national employees

Your proactive attitude to safety and driven work ethic will see you as a much valued employee in line with AUMS's values and 'can do' attitude, and will be rewarded with a highly competitive remuneration package completing our vision of a work life balance in a strong team environment.

A National Police Clearance and any necessary tickets or qualifications are required to be presented at time of interview. A full pre-employment medical is required, including a drug and alcohol and an array of vaccinations will be required for working in Africa.

The position is only open to Australian registered electricians meeting the statutory requirements for the role.

Your interest and experience can be expressed by clicking the 'Apply Now' button, OR for further information email laura.letsome@barminco.com.au

Want to know more about Barminco, Check out our website here https://barminco.com.au/ or follow us on LinkedIn @Barminco