Workshop Mechanical Supervisor & Mechanical Fitter

EMS is currently seeking an experienced Workshop Mechanical Supervisor and Mechanical Fitter to join our diverse and growing team !!



Essential Mining Services (EMS)  is a diverse and progressive business with over a decade in the coal and hard-rock mining industry. Our track record demonstrates our dedication to providing exemplary service and solutions to our Customers, with the ability to provide long term stable employment for our growing team.

Our workshop is primarily focused in the underground coal mining and conveyors sectors.  We offer engineering design and fabrication, underground mining equipment repairs, construction services, consumables supply and site-based labour for both large and small projects.


Based from our Paget Workshop and reporting directly to our Workshop Operations Manager, you will take ownership of the daily operation of our busy workshop. You will be responsible for motivating and leading the workshop team to ensure assigned work conforms to quality, time and productivity requirements.


Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Leading, supervision, motivation and training of the workshop team
  • Job allocation and job flow in the workshop including labour allocation for day to day operations
  • Planning and turnaround of repairables
  • Effectively managing the time of workshop team
  • Effective communication of daily tasks and requirements
  • Workshop OH&S
  • Checking quality of work/repairs prior to return to clients
  • Ensure all work is carried out to quality and specification requirements and that documentation is completed on time
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting, diagnostic and preventative maintenance
  • Maintain quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assisting Workshop Operations Manager with quotes and estimation of repairables and sales items

Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience;

  • Trade qualified preferably Fitter Turner or Fitter Welder or equivalent
  • A mechanical trade background with experience in heavy equipment / mining equipment and hydraulics
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in a similar leading role
  • Ability to interpret schematics / drawings
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation, leadership and time management skills
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and lead a team
  • Effective prioritisation, reprioritisation and time efficiency skills
  • Commitment to workplace safety and sound knowledge of WHS practices
  • Effective communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc
  • ERP exposure such as MYOB and or SAP



Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in repairs and refurbishment of underground, QDS, conveyor and associated equipment
  • Pneumatic Tooling Overhauls
  • Hydraulic Equipment fault finding and overhauls
  • Maintenance manual and drawing interpretation
  • Final test and commissioning
  • Commitment to quality control and safety
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and reprioritise workload
  • Effective communication, computer, literacy and writing skills
  • Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Conveyor experience will be viewed favourably


On Offer / Job Benefits:

  • Monday to Friday role based in Paget, be home everynight !
  • Early knock on a Friday where workload permits
  • Competitive and rewarding rates / salary package
  • Long term permanent contract
  • Work with a great crew
  • Be Trade Qualified and be able to supply own basic tools relevant to the role (Fitter Role)
  • Supportive Management Team
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Internal skills and career development opportunities


EMS are a family orientated business who are dedicated to supporting positive culture and progressive improvement with a work/life balance lifestyle for all our team. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for consideration.

02/12/2019 $0 Mackay & Coalfields 1 Trades & Services
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