Communications Technician

Job Highlights

  • 8:6 roster

  • Ongoing position

  • Permanent employment on offer for the right candidate

About the Role

A position exists for an experienced communications technician with our Tier 1 mining client in the Pilbara. The successful candidate will be required to:

  • 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 Solomon mine site

  • Monitor signal strengths of wireless communications used throughout the Active mining areas

  • Provide support to onboard maintenance teams in relation to onboard communication hardware faults

  • Conduct installation work of Tetra 2-way systems for LV equipment 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

  • Respond to and complete incidents and requests logged through ServiceNow application

  • 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 project communication supervisors

  • Provide On-Call support for network and communications problem resolution and remediation

  • 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


The successful applicant will have:

  • Minimum 5yrs 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

  • Manual C class drivers licence

  • Unlimited right to work in Australia

Shortlisted applicants for this position will be asked to provide a National Police Clearance. However, all applications will be considered on their merits and people with convictions are not automatically barred from applying.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

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Mia Lowe - Recruitment Coordinator

Phone contact: 08 6462 1121

WorkPac - Industrial Mining

Reference no. TMPRIJ202165884

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Communications Technician
Contract type: Casual
Location: Regional WA - Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara, Regional WA
Industry: Electrician Trades & Services
Job expiry: 2021-11-23
Reference: TMPRIJ202165884


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