Job Description


Belt Technician (Splicer)

We understand the importance of flexibility and offer benefits to suit a balanced lifestyle, including a focus on family with paid parental and carer’s leave, flexible working arrangements and the on-site Fortescue Family Room.

Fortescue is now consistently producing more than 170 million tonnes of iron ore per year and has an exciting future ahead, establishing itself for future growth in a global market through innovation, product diversification and asset development.

Belt Technician - Splicer

Site: Solomon

Roster: - 2:1

The Fixed Plant Belt technician maintenance role reports directly to the OPF Maintenance Services Supervisor and will be responsible for repairing, maintaining and improving Conveyor systems and equipment to safely deliver world class availability and reliability. This will also include but not limited to managing plant maintenance functions in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, enabling the Fixed Plant Operations to meet the present and future needs of operational requirements; and managing the plant maintenance activities with a continuous improvement and reliability philosophy

Key accountabilities will include: 

Establish & maintain a Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) focused operating culture, in line with Fortescue standards Carry out steel cord & fabric conveyor belt splicing and repairs. Lag pulleys on site with cold vulcanised lagging in compliance with FMG work standards. Apply rubber linings to pipes, spools, launders, chutes etc. Conveyor system maintenance including but not limited to roller changes, roller frame change out & repairs, skirt replacement & repairs, installation of tracking devices Strive to achieve continuous improvement in belt hygiene across the fixed plant process Operate mechanical conveyor belt handling equipment such as winders, winches and belt stands. Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and log all information into the asset management app (PDS) Create subsequent work from inspections, activities and shared learnings to increase conveyor reliability Shutdown area lead and Supervision of shutdown teams

Qualifications and skills required: 

Level 2 or 3 Belt Splicing trade qualification or similar. Knowledge and experience in computer maintenance management systems, (SAP, PDS). Significant experience in a fixed plant continuous processing plant. Strong understanding of both production and maintenance strategies for large-scale, continuous processing plants. Proven commitment to safety and zero harm Ability to work with others to achieve objectives, team oriented. Good verbal, written and computer skills. Sound problem solving and analytical skills

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment.

This is an exciting time to join Fortescue. We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.


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