Excavator Operators - Changeover Crew

  • Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
  • Australia, WA
  • Apr 29, 2022
Engineering Full-time

Job Description:

Fortescue is now consistently producing 175-180 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead as it diversifies from a pure play iron ore producer to a green renewables and resources company.

Role: Excavator Operators – Changeover Crew

Work Location: Chichester Hub

Fortescue’s Chichester hub is located on the traditional lands of the Palyku and Nyiyaparli peoples.

Roster: In Monday out Thursday

Fortescue is seeking suitably experienced Excavator operators to support our teams at Chichester Hub which includes Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek operations, this role will be a 4/3 roster flying in on Mondays and out on Thursdays, this will involve working across two sites each week to assist with coverage requirements.

As a skilled Mining Operator, you will be responsible for operating mobile equipment at maximum efficiency, while maintaining safety, environmental and heritage standards to achieve required operational targets for the business.

Key accountabilities will include:

  1. Safety
    • Operate heavy mining equipment safely, following hierarchy rules in the pit
    • Carry out pre-start inspections in line with FMG processes to ensure machinery is safe for operation and report all safety issues
    • Report hazards discovered in the field to prevent injury and incidents
    • Work as a part of an operational team with a focus on zero harm and safe tonnes
    • Participate in risk reduction activities
  2. Production
    • Follow instructions from Mine Control and the MineStar fleet management system to contribute to daily targets
    • Follow machine allocations and instructions from the Mining Supervisors
    • Constantly strive to improve process efficiency and productivity
    • Dig to plan using, terrain and in-cab dig plan printouts
  3. People
    • Participate in Fortescue performance review process and agreed personal development plans
    • Being a team player and supporting each other for safe production and personal development
    • Display Fortescue Values and compliance with Fortescue Code of Conduct behaviours

Qualifications and skills required:

At Fortescue, we treat our team mates as though they are family. We appreciate everyone’s contribution and know that a diverse workforce creates a safer, more engaged and productive working environment.

Our aim is to have a workforce that reflects the community in which we live, and we encourage females, Aboriginal Australians, those identifying as LGBTIQ+, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified.