FIFO Automation Specialist (8:6)


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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Technical
  • Location: Western Australia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Courses
  • Closing date: Saturday, 12 March 2022

About this role: FIFO Automation Specialist (8:6)

About this role: FIFO Automation Specialist (8:6)

Brunel has partnered with a global leader in Iron Ore exploration, mining and production to assist in the hiring of newly created Automation Technical Specialist roles to kick off 2022.

These positions are best suited to someone with a technical background in communications, electronics and instrumentation. You will be working on world class automated drill systems, rolling out new automation products, and being involved with the automated truck fleet.

  • Provide technical support to engineering staff, management staff, and operations.
  • To coordinate and oversee breakdown activities for Automated Drill, Wireless Communications, future rollout of G&I products, and provide support to our primary contractors for breakdown activities.
  • Diagnose and repair all automation related equipment.
  • Assist engineering staff in the management and commissioning of projects to achieve optimal reliability, availability, and the required levels of performance.
  • To function as the primary point of contact to Operations (Particularly after hours), for the coordination of unplanned repairs or the communication of related information.
  • Provide onsite operational support for Mine Automation systems.
  • Provide feedback and analysis of trials / equipment to relevant development groups.



With a primary function to provide technical support, diagnose, repair and coordinate the escalation of unscheduled repairs, applicants must have an Electro-Mechanical Aptitude with commercial experience in electronics and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Practical experience designing simple diagnostics experiments
  • Practical experience with diagnostics instruments such as DMMs, DSOs, etc.
  • A general understanding of common terminology of the 802.3 Ethernet protocol.
  • Knowledge of Wireless Access Point and mobile device computer configurations.
  • Solid working knowledge of UNIX or Linux operating system including simple administration.
  • Practical experience with principles of sensors and sensor logic and data acquisition.
  • Practical experience using serial communications busses.
  • Demonstrated FIFO remote site experience and mining experience



Excellent payrates to suit experience

Long-term contract roles with minimum of 12-months initially

Work for one of the Top 4 Global Iron Ore Producers

Family friendly roster of 8:6

No night shifts

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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Daniel Vincan via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Daniel Vincan
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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