Communications Technician FIFO

  • Market Rate
  • Australia Western Australia Perth
  • Contract
  • IT
  • Mining
Communications Technician (FIFO)
Roster: FIFO ex Perth - 8:6:7:7
Contract length: Approx 9 months

Our client, a tier one mining operator, is seeking a team player to join their technology team in supporting one of its autonomous mines. Reporting to the OT Mine Systems Supervisor, this diverse role will be responsible for the ongoing operational health and maintenance of the Operational Technology (OT) networks.

Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor the wireless communication system performance and integrity of the communication infrastructure actively seeking opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Analyse equipment failures trends and recommend replacement equipment and components.
  • Provide technical advice and support to other teams and departments on communication equipment used within the Cloudbreak mine site Monitor signal strengths of wireless communications used throughout the Active mining areas.
  • Conduct installation work of Tetra 2-way systems when required.
  • Conduct PM inspections of the trailer and tower infrastructure used for communications throughout the Active mining areas.
  • Relocation of communication trailers as required to ensure radio coverage across all mining areas.
  • Conduct Level 1 and Level 2 repairs of Sepura radios.
  • Maintain the integrity of fleet map including Tetra database utilised for the Tetra Digital two-way system.
  • Support project work as required which is defined by onsite coordinators.
  • Provide feedback on resolution of faults and status of systems.
  • Technical input in assisting with system planning for Mine communication infrastructure.
  • Provide technical advice and support to other teams and departments on communications equipment in use at Cloudbreak.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum 2yrs experience with operational technology networks Experience in communications infrastructure (Cisco Mesh networks, microwave PTP/PMP links, Fibre optic).
  • Minimum apprenticeship, adult trade scheme or Certificate IV in electronics or communication Previous experience with MineStar Fleet Management System and TETRA Digital Radio systems highly regarded.
  • Previously worked around HME within an open cut pit environment

Candidates required to have full working rights.

Due to high volume of responses, shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.
This position has been brought to you by Rebecca Blake, Technology Recruitment Consultant at NES Fircroft. Reach out to Rebecca for further information on application process.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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