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Line Borer

Job No: 116977
Location: Mount Isa

  • Fantastic and varied opportunity for an experienced Fitter Machinist, Turner, Boiler-Maker or similar to join a well-established Australian business!
  • Enjoy earning capacity of up to $180,000 per annum plus super and relocation assistance!
  • Ongoing training and professional development for the right candidate!

About the Organisation

Barkly Engineering was established in 1989 and acquired by its present owners in 2007. They are a privately owned, multifaceted company located in Mount Isa in the heart of North West Queensland. Barkly Engineering has been servicing the machining, fabrication, line boring and rotable spares needs of the mining industry in North West Queensland Mineral Province for over 35 years.

Barkly Engineering has a large workforce comprising of professionals and tradesmen with highly specialised skills. Their flexible roster arrangements mean that they can provide service to their clients in any place, at any time. Providing a superior level of service they focus on the right price, right quality, right materials and delivering their service right, the first time.

To learn more about Barkly Engineering, visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

Barkly Engineering now has an opening for a passionate and driven Line Borer to join the team on a full-time basis, located in Mount Isa, QLD.

Reporting to the Leading Hand, you will primarily be responsible for ensuring line boring and machining activities are carried out with a high degree of safety, accuracy and professionalism. Additionally, you will be performing a range of maintenance, fitting, and machining tasks.

More specifically, some of your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Operating line boring equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Barkly Engineering's Health and Safety Standards;
  • Liaising with the Leading Hand and machine shop to receive and assess work orders; 
  • Participating in regular safety and risk management activities; 
  • Reporting all safety events, risks and hazards; and
  • Operating manual lathes, mills, drills and other associated machinery.

Please note: This role will work on a FIFO basis for the first 3 months, with the option of: 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off or 3 weeks on, 1 week off. Additionally, the majority of work will be conducted in the workshop, with potential for occasional field operation and site visits, as required. 

About You

The successful candidate will hold a trade qualification and at least 5 years post-apprentice experience in Machine Fitting, Turning, Boiler-Making or a similar field. It is essential that you are confident and capable in measuring and have recent and relevant experience doing so.

Barkly Engineering is looking for someone who can work autonomously and effectively problem-solve, capable of anticipating issues and suggesting solutions. You will be personable and willing to take initiative, able to work effectively with a variety of people from all walks of life.

Additionally, Barkly Engineering is looking for someone who is innovative with a genuine interest and commitment to making this role their own. You will bring a ‘can-do’ attitude, a wide variety of experience and motivation and an ability to cultivate innovation to this exciting opportunity. Importantly, you will maintain a focus on ensuring a high standard of quality, consistent work and output at all times.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive hourly rate circa $48 - $53, commensurate with skills and experience, plus super! That's an annual earning capacity of up to $180,000 plus super. 

Barkly Engineering is offering relocation assistance, negotiable for the right candidate. There is plenty of overtime and the potential for incentives and rewards for daily KPI's being met! 

Enjoy immense job satisfaction and job stability, as well as great opportunities for training and development if you are looking to expand your skills or get ahead. Additionally, Barkly Engineering prides itself on looking after all their staff by providing top of the line, well-maintained Hofmann Engineering equipment to work with. 

Mount Isa

Mount Isa is the largest township in western Queensland. It is a mining town with an air of self-confidence and vibrancy. Mount Isa does not feel like a just another outback mining town. It is a centre with quality accommodation, good restaurants, and enough activities to keep even the most enthusiastic visitor busy for a week. 

Lake Moondarra reservoir, located just 17 km north of the city centre, is a popular picnic and recreation destination with a ski jump, pontoons, facilities for water sports, excellent stocks of barramundi and sooty grunter (it is home to the Lake Moondarra Barramundi Fishing Classic).

Escape the long city commute and join a well-established engineering company in a stunning location - Apply Now!

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